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Decision training on your team pays huge dividends

"Come on, guys! Make better decisions!" How many times as fans, players, or even coaches have we heard or used this statement? Coaches demand that pl... READ MORE »


Reinforcing fundamental movements on offense

A couple years ago, I decided to coach a young girls basketball team. I was happy to see that these kids were athletic, eager to learn, and understood... READ MORE »

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Charting summer progress builds better players

To get your players primed for next season, you’ve got to make sure that they’re working hard in both the offseason and summer. During that time, ... READ MORE »

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A season in the stands

Observations after taking a year off from coaching basketball After 21 years as a basketball coach, I was afforded the opportunity to take a season o... READ MORE »

N.Y. high school basketball coach charged with shooting player’s father

A New York high school basketball coach is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly shooting the father of a player at the coach's home. A... READ MORE »

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Offensive fundamentals to guide teams to a title

Simple tips to free shooters and create more scoring opportunities It seems like not that long ago when our team won the Massachusetts Division I s... READ MORE »

Fan or funnel? Analyzing which man defense works best

How many times have you heard coaches shout during a key defensive possession, “Don’t give up the baseline!” It's a phrase that rings in every p... READ MORE »

Motivating Moments: Ray Allen’s top-level preparation

Benjamin Franklin once said, "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." You can bet that was never an issue with NBA Hall-of-Famer Ray Allen.... READ MORE »

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Winning Hoops’ most popular stories of 2018

Another year is in the books, which means it's time to look back at Winning Hoops' most popular stories from 2018. This year, coaches spent a lot of t... READ MORE »

Coaching points for defensive post players

Elevate the performance of your team by focusing on an individual’s T.I.P.S. This teaches man-to-man defensive post players the proper techniques, ... READ MORE »

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