By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Confidence is a very fragile thing, and it certainly is something that has to start with your mental approach and your ability […]
Make sure to set your screens near the free throw line to ensure that the three-point shooters are near the line. The wing will drive to the basket and get even with the screener and […]
Watch as Coach Andre Cook discusses the importance of showing appreciation to every member on your staff regardless of the size of their involvement. Coach Cook also discusses why you should credit your staff in […]
Watch as Coach Dana Ford discusses, and players demonstrate how to defend a dominant post player with a double team.
Watch as Coach explains, and the Bigs demonstrate this two-ball finishing drill. The goal is to get 20 makes in 20 seconds. Although this drill involves the Bigs, it can be used for the entire […]
Watch as Dr. Dale asks the question, “Are you humble enough to admit you are wrong?” Most coaches would answer yes to this question, but many have a hard time with it. Why? Undermining creditably […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. Originally Published in: Raise Your Game Confidence comes from an understanding of your own agency, your own influence, and your own ability to make things happen. Bob Rotella is a sports […]
Watch as Coach defines mental toughness as the ability to perform at or near full potential regardless of circumstances. A symptom of lack of mental toughness is an athlete choking in competition as many young […]
Watch as Coach Krista Gerlich discusses the 3 Ps for building a practice plan: 1. Purpose 2. Plan to be Prepared 3. Persistent Passion for Perfection
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate this sideline out-of-bounds play for a 3-pointer. Sell the skip pass to the weak side, then come back around with the double screen to get your best shooter […]
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate this low post passing drill. The drill starts with the ‘angle pass’ which is a semi-lofted pass from the wing to the big. The big wants to own […]
Watch as Coach explains that “what gets rewarded, gets repeated”. If celebration is only based on playing time and performance, you are missing an opportunity to help your players get better. Look for what your […]
By: Coach Mickey Marley Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning You know something I used to be really guilty of doing? I was guilty of taking life for granted. I used […]
Watch as Joseph Hoedel explains the different methods and approaches that coaches use to teach leadership to their athletes. He will discuss in detail eight approaches but realizes there are many more. The objective is […]
Watch as Coach Jacey Brooks discusses the main measurable statistics that the pack line defense focuses on improving.
Watch as Coach Stan Van Gundy discusses five core defensive concepts that are necessary for building a well-rounded defense.
Watch as Coach and players demonstrate this half-court offense “Quick” that he runs the first four minutes of the game. This is a read and react offense that he runs after a made basket in […]
Watch as Coach discusses managing your stress level and how it can impact your mental and physical health. He shares his personal example of being diagnosed with stress-related diabetes at age 26. All aspects of […]
By: Micheal L. Jones Ed.D., DD, RMHC – Pasco-Hernando State College Twitter: @TJCF_Basketball When did talking to the fans become part of the game? This can be a distraction for athletes during competition. What are […]
Work on ball handling skills every practice. Coach explains that coaches need to teach kids to work on all phases of the game no matter the age level. Basketball today is a positionless game and […]
Watch as Coach Kim Barnes Arico discusses, and players demonstrate this fast-paced defensive drill that will help your team communicate and keep track of the cutter.
Watch as Coach Grant McCasland discusses a 3-on-3 baseline closeout drill that you can adjust depending on your team’s development needs. Coach McCasland also explains the benefits of running this drill continuously without any stops.
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate the Point 5 Drill for attacking switching defenses. Switching is designed to slow down an offense and coach wants to play through switching and create indecision at the […]
Kate Leavell explains that fear is a powerful tool that works as a short-term motivational tool but requires more and more overtime to be effective. Eventually fear does not work, as the recipient tunes it […]
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Keep the discussion with your athlete and parents alive, but never forget that you are the coach, and you have your own […]
Watch as Coach Grant McCasland discusses the benefits of sitting down with your athletes 1-on-1 to watch a full game, not just the time the player is in the game. Coach McCasland also explains the […]
The truth is the truth and how you handle it is on you. Be honest and straightforward with your players and work for solutions to any issues.
Watch as Coach Dana Ford discusses an overarching rule within his defensive philosophy and one thing he does with his team before every game to set expectations.
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate these defensive footwork warmup drills. Always emphasize stance and have the players communicate with each other. The series starts with lane slides, then the players move to the […]
Watch as Coach explains how he takes a lot of pride in preparing his assistants to become head coaches. The most important factor is that he allows the coaches to coach which gives them a […]