By: Coach Mickey Marley Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning Previously, I shared that my daddy was a professional cowboy in Texas. Kid Marley had many clever sayings related to his […]
Watch as Coach Stan Van Gundy explains, and players demonstrate this blitz technique on a side pick and roll. It is important that the players communicate by calling out blitz. The low defender picks up […]
Watch as Coach Mark Kellogg explains, and players demonstrate this motion offense #1 cut drill where both cutters will get a shot. This drill can be timed or based on how many shots are made […]
Coaches hold a lot of power and influence over their players and have a responsibility to make sure the entire team has a great experience. It is not only about winning and losing, and the […]
Watch as Coach Chris Holtmann explains this defensive tunnel drives drill that works on lead steps and moving the feet. The offensive player will drive the ball and the defender is in a stance with […]
Watch as Paul Biancardi explains that high school coaches must take part in their athletes’ recruiting process. If your athletes are being recruited, you must advise them through the process. If they aren’t, but have […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. Originally Published in: Raise Your Game Buy-in means that the members of your organization choose to embrace, share, and maintain the culture a coach is trying to create. A culture doesn’t […]
Watch as Coach Dana Ford explains, and players demonstrate this blitz technique when defending a ball screen. The purpose is not to trap the ball handler, but to force them to dribble the ball to […]
Watch as Coach Jacey Brooks discusses, and players demonstrate this pack line defense drill that works in sets of three. The player on defense must get a stop in the third set to rotate out. […]
Watch as Alan discusses his experience with the basketball staff at Queens University and how they have used data and analytics to determine the four key statistical categories that will influence winning a game: turnovers […]
Watch as Coach Brad Underwood discusses offensive and defensive rebounding. Defensively, they stress contact in the paint and no contact on the perimeter as they play to the elbows. 75% of all shots are missed, […]
Watch as Coach Ras Vanderloo explains how catching the ball is just as important as passing it. He stresses the importance of teaching the fundamentals of passing and catching the ball. Coach gives examples that […]
Hazing in Athletics: A Culture that the Realm of Athletics and Coaching May Unknowingly Contribute To! By: Rick Farnham, Retired AD – University of Vermont Athletics have always professed that “sports build character,” but it […]
Watch as Coach Ali Farokhmanesh explains and players demonstrate this warm up one-handed passing drill. The players must maintain a good stance and take one dribble and pass the ball. Variations can be added to […]
Watch as Coach Cori Close explains that when it comes to the mental conditioning of your team, which enables individuals to grow, it is too important not to have a plan. She will discuss specific […]
Watch as Coach Joe Wootten explains, and players demonstrate this Vandy Series consisting of Vandy Away, Vandy Away II, and Vandy Drift. Coach likes to run multiple options from this set.
Watch as Coach Noel Emenhiser explains, and players demonstrate this skill progression drill. This is a 4-minute drill with each minute dedicated to a specific action of their read-and-react offense. The 1st minute focuses on […]
Watch as Chet Scott explains the ‘leadership is influence’ concept, and that you know you are a leader if you have followers. If you are going to lead and influence your players, it would be […]
By: Carla Nicholls Originally Published in: Winning Ways of Women Coaches Provided by: Human Kinetics Being a part of a high-performance culture team is exciting, yet these environments can be extremely vulnerable and cannot be […]
Watch as Coach Grant McCasland explains and shows video of this competitive layup drill. This is a timed, one-minute drill in which a player starts on the baseline, sprints to the top of the key […]
Watch as Dr. Dorpfeld explains the necessity that all coaches on a staff understand the recognize, respond, and refer guidelines. It is important to recognize at-risk athletes and the symptoms of mental health problems that […]
Watch as Coach Andy Bronkema discusses, and players demonstrate this breakdown shooting pattern that has five different progressions: rim run, catch – power dribble, early seal/post move, burying someone, and pick and pop/trail ball screen.
Watch as Coach Chris Holtmann explains, and players demonstrate this two-in-a-row shooting drill. This is a 2-minute timed drill consisting of a shooter, a passer, and a rebounder. The shooter must make two shots in […]
Dr. Josie Nicholson of Ole Miss Athletics discusses today’s technology and how it can have a negative effect on an individual athlete’s mental health. She explains that the world of sport is a world of […]
By: Becky Burleigh – Retired Originally Published in: Winning Ways of Women Coaches Provided by: Human Kinetics Most athletes have outward-facing social media as well as inward-facing social media. You can post things on your […]
Watch as Coach Stan Van Gundy explains that on misses and turnovers you should run to score and if there is no opportunity to score then play the game by getting into your offensive set.
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate 3 quick hitters versus a 1-2-2 defense. The quick hitters – KY, CO and IN – are covered in detail.
Watch as Coach Cornelius Mitchell explains that being committed and dedicated do not just relate to basketball but are life skills. He explains that whether they are talented or not, if the athletes see the […]
Watch as Coach Grant McCasland explains and shows practice video of this 1-on-1 defensive drill. He describes his team as a “gap team” with the defender a step off the line, and all they’re doing […]
Watch as Coach Cori Close explains that she has changed her opinion on trying to get her players to be positive. She now encourages her players to get into neutral thinking which is expecting the […]