September/October 2018

‘Jam press’ puts sustained pressure on the ball

The key to a successful press defense is sustained pressure on the ball — keeping the “point of the spear” against the jugular of your opponent. But that pressure typically is only applied after... more

‘Ram screens’ can confuse opposing defenses

The evolution of man offenses has not only come with different types of ball screens, but it also modified the traditional locations that ball screens are set along with the action that follows. Wh... more

5 training concepts missing from preseason programs

Preseason is almost here, which means it’s time to dial in your training. Preseason is the most important time of the year for a basketball player at any level. It’s the time to fine-tune and buil... more

Developing a winning practice strategy

Practice is the setting in which coaches have the most control over the success of their teams. While the public may notice a game-winning inbound play or a switch to a zone defense, the true value of... more

How Ryan Odom and UMBC upset No. 1 Virginia

No. 1 seeds carry a 135-1 record in the opening round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Their single loss came earlier this year, when the University of Maryland Baltimore County shocked the ... more

How your program can take up a cause this season

The best coaches understand that the influence of their program extends far beyond the basketball court. And, they do something about it. Some coaches tend to doubt the difference their players can m... more

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