coaching

Time-tested rules for defending screens

Most motion offenses today include a variety of picks (screens) to free the ball or players to the basket. These screens include on-the-ball screens, ... READ MORE »

Set plays, proven tips to keep defenses off balance

We've developed a system for naming our set plays against specific defenses and situational inbound plays — both side court, and under the basket ... READ MORE »

Running the 1-2-1-1 zone press

It's very important for coaches to allow their players the opportunity to have fun while trying to accomplish team objectives. I've never met a player... READ MORE »

Reggie Miller’s ‘Shooting-Off-The-Dribble’ workout

Each player starts with a spin out and catch on the perimeter anywhere from 15 feet to 3 or 4 feet outside the arc using the whole court. The players ... READ MORE »

S.O.S. — Save our sportsmanship

The state of sportsmanship in today's athletic culture is at an all-time low. Headlines regarding embarrassing or unethical behavior and shameful viol... READ MORE »

Swing offense 101: Swinging your offense to a scoring tune

The swing offense utilizes pieces from several offensive strategies. I developed it from parts of other offenses over the eight years spent scouting o... READ MORE »

Don’t let zone defenses get you down — beat them

Coaches typically go to a zone defense for one of three reasons: The opponent doesn't have good outside shooters. The opponent's man offense c... READ MORE »

Options in the 1-2-2 zone keep offenses on the ropes

Changing your defenses during the course of a game can be very effective. I have found a 1-2-2 zone can be modified on the fly by making calls from th... READ MORE »

Developing consistency throughout all levels of your program

It's a must for varsity coaches to take an active part in developing players during their early years of competitive play. This gives all players a he... READ MORE »

Properly developing player leadership

Vince Lombardi once said, "Leaders are made, not born." In our program, we believe this statement and work hard to put it into action. The most imp... READ MORE »


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