basketball

How Jim Crutchfield created one of basketball’s most explosive offenses at West Liberty

There's no telling what coaches might give to learn the secrets behind West Liberty's high-octane offense, but none of it would matter. You can't have... READ MORE »

Prevent ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ with better coaching

Free throws are not difficult, and any basketball player who commits a moderate level of their time practicing them should be "average" at worst. The ... READ MORE »

Keys to developing young post players

Even though post play has been somewhat diminished with the dribble-drive offense and the high screen and roll offensive sets, it's still a skill that... READ MORE »

Getting on board with new technology in basketball programs

When Kyle Murphy began working at Hudl nearly seven years ago, it was led by no more than a handful of employees. The staff there today numbers more t... READ MORE »

Going his own way

John Hutchcraft isn't much for scheming and play calling. If a player has the ball and they're open, shoot it — it's that simple. Some coaches mi... READ MORE »

Great ideas come from unexpected places

Great coaches are students. Period. I make that distinction because I've never met a first-rate coach that lived a bubble, burdened with tunnel vis... READ MORE »

Graphics honor past, present athletes at Northwestern Oklahoma

Northwestern Oklahoma State University last year made a number of improvements to its weight room and football facilities, and now other teams want in... READ MORE »

There’s no harm in dreaming big

Very few of you have ever had the luxury of coaching a future NBA star. The odds are overwhelmingly stacked against young athletes, and regardless of ... READ MORE »

Blueprint for improvement

Every year around this time, I get a ton of questions about what both teams and individuals should be doing to maximize improvement during the offseas... READ MORE »

Finding the Right Fit

Coaches dedicate countless hours conducting repetitive drills designed to improve their team performance, but most don't give a second thought to the ... READ MORE »


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