coaching

Using ‘Elevator Screens’ to close the door on defenders

The “elevator screen” is appropriately named because it has two stationary screeners that are stacked together but leaves just enough room for a t... READ MORE »

Defining a winner: Becoming a better coach and leader

There are few things in life that cross all boundaries, things that are so universal that they touch and appeal to every person on the planet. Althoug... READ MORE »

5-out motion offense helps players read the defense

Our high school is small and our team lacks size. As a coaching staff, we felt that we needed to develop an offense that would help overcome this size... READ MORE »

Take advantage of free professional development courses

Athletic directors and coaches across the country feel overworked, overwhelmed and totally maxed out the majority of the time. This is simply what the... READ MORE »

Game scheduling basics for coaches, athletic administrators

What’s so hard about scheduling games? The phone rings and you simply plug in the first, second, and third teams that call. You’re done in a jiffy... READ MORE »

Delivering criticism to athletes

I recently asked a group of coaches to give me their main challenges with athletes. Almost immediately, the majority of coaches agreed they see many a... READ MORE »

A letter to communicate your philosophy to parents

Basketball programs must effectively communicate to parents as a way to avoid altercations or disagreements during the season. Coach Mike Bailey, who ... READ MORE »

10 tips for breaking zone defense

This article looks at offensive concepts against the zone defense. Rather than provide specific plays or actions to run, I want to look at certain con... READ MORE »

Michigan HS basketball ‘Coach of the Year’ resigns over parents

A Michigan high school basketball coach, who earlier this year was named best coach in his class, has resigned. And he calls parents the No. 1 reason ... READ MORE »

Study highlights pressure kids face in youth sports

A new study examining youth sports takes a close look at the pressure kids face and how it contributes to declining participation. Yellowbrick in ... READ MORE »


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