Give your team something to rally behind

Prior to each season, coaches typically call a team meeting to get their players fired up for the upcoming year. You can shout words of encouragement ... READ MORE »

Proven entries from a 1-4 low set

These entries are all run from the same 1-4 low set, positioning 4 and 5 just outside the free throw lane. 2 and 3 always start in the deep corners ou... READ MORE »

Building genuine relationships with athletes

Genuine relationship building takes time, and coaches today have to make a conscious decision to forge these relationships with their players. The ... READ MORE »

Setting expectations on and off the court

The accomplishments of your players on the basketball court only represent half the battle. Part of a coach’s job is to help players develop charact... READ MORE »

Minnesota high school coach resigns over parents

A Minnesota high school basketball coach this week announced his resignation, saying the abuse from parents has become too much to handle. Brainerd... READ MORE »

Competitive shooting drills to challenge players

Pushing the pace of your players during practice, or forcing them to compete against one another, properly prepares them for game-time situations. Her... READ MORE »

Teaching your players to get tough

The most important virtue for any basketball player is talent. But what’s talent without the competitive spirit, or toughness, that consistently mot... READ MORE »

Poll: How should HS coaches who illegally recruit be punished?

From time to time, high school coaches throughout the nation are suspended or fired after reports that they illegally recruited players from another s... READ MORE »

Good coaches ask great questions

The idea for this article comes from the book, “Good Leaders Ask Great Questions” by John Maxwell. It’s a wonderful book and I would strongly ad... READ MORE »

Tubby Smith offers three keys to program building

Memphis men's basketball coach Tubby Smith last weekend offered his keys to program building at a USA Basketball Coach Academy. Smith has coached h... READ MORE »

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