the last dance

Lessons learned from the MJ doc, ‘The Last Dance’

The spring of 2020 was a challenging one for basketball fans, players, and coaches. Both the men and women's NCAA tournaments were canceled. The NBA s... READ MORE »

girls basketball her time to play

‘Her Time To Play’ initiative encourages young girls to play basketball

The NBA tipped off the fourth annual Jr. NBA Week (Oct. 8-15) today with the launch of “Her Time To Play,” the league’s new initiative to inspir... READ 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... READ MORE »

‘Cloak and Dagger’ Diagonal Offensive Series

A good offense is based on several basic principles. The first is being able to start the play with a pass or a dribble entry. Good offenses also ... READ MORE »

7 defensive drills that produce results

If your team wants to protect the basket this season, you'll need some effective, efficient defensive drills that produce in-game results. Here is a l... READ MORE »

A zone offense to break zone defenses

Nearly every year that I coached, we ran some version of this zone offense. There is continuity, but also the option of running some very effective se... READ MORE »

basketball defense

18 characteristics of a good defensive team

Teams that know how to defense well and pressure opposing offenses have these 18 characteristics in common. 1. They recognize their opponent’s of... READ MORE »

How to put on a summer basketball camp

When I became a head varsity coach, I strongly believed it was essential to organize and run a youth summer basketball camp at the high school. Prior ... READ MORE »

Learning and mastering new skills

As a coach in any sport, one of the many responsibilities you have is with player development. This more often than not requires your athletes to lear... READ MORE »

Illinois association believes NFHS will approve shot clock

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) believes there's a good chance that the nation's governing body for high school sports will soon add a sho... READ MORE »

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