September/October 2017

10 concepts to become more defensive-minded

Coaches hear the phrase “defense wins championships” so often that they regard it as a cliché instead of the cornerstone of every successful basketball program. There are many types of defenses t... more

How big-on-small screens give offenses a greater edge

Ball screens and countless types of off-the-ball screens are difficult enough for the opposition to defend. When offensive packages use those screens with different players at different locations, it... more

Strength training principles to get players ready for the season

About 25 years ago I was attending a basketball camp at Washington State University. I thought I was pretty good, but that was until I met a man named Kevin Eastman. If you’ve ever been around Eastm... more

Structuring a well-organized plan for practices

After more than 40 years of coaching high school basketball, it has become apparent to me the importance of having an organized practice plan. How a coach sets up his or her practices and how effectiv... more

Support for high school shot clock going strong

This summer, my home state of Wisconsin became the latest to implement a shot clock for high school basketball. The change, which won’t take effect until the 2019-20 school year, was met with overwh... more

Team culture wins the locker room

We spend countless hours on player evaluations, recruitment, practice preparation, scouting and film breakdown. Those tasks are time consuming but also necessary for our teams to be prepared and succe... more

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