Watch as Coach Liam Simmons explains, and players demonstrate this dynamic dribbling series. The players need to have wide feet and be in a sit-down position with a strong back while dribbling. Coach will cover […]
Watch as Coach Lennie Acuff explains, and players demonstrate the 3 things that help them against switching. The first is what they call the Wedge. Wedging with the screener is to show high and miss […]
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Even bad teams have optimism. The Bad News Bears’ coach wouldn’t even tell his team that.” – Rob Babcock, Former NBA General […]
Watch as Coach Grant McCasland explains and shows clips of his ‘take a charge’ drill. This is a drill that starts practice and it teaches the players to take contact and get used to falling […]
#2 is a curl in this motion offense. Coach Mark Kellogg explains and players demonstrate the action when the #2 is called. The wing away from the ball will walk the defender down setting up […]
Watch as Coach Kim Barnes Arico explains that this competitive 1-on-1 closeout drill is one of her favorites. The drill emphasizes taking away the middle of the paint and forcing the opponent into uncomfortable positions.
Watch as Coach Nate Oats explains, and players demonstrate this Cincinnati 1-on-1 transition drill. The offense should have the advantage so that they become comfortable playing aggressively. Players should develop the mindset of being aggressive […]
Watch as Coach Paul Kelly explains that, even though it is conventional wisdom, defense does not win championships.
By: Ryan Goodson Originally Published in: Basketball Essentials Provided by: Human Kinetics DENY THE PASS ON THE PERIMETER DRILL Refinement Setup Use two players and one basketball. Player 1 is on offense on the low […]
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 Christina Jamerson explains, and players demonstrate this “welcome back” series of drills focusing on fundamentals. This drill sampler is great for working on conditioning, shooting, footwork, and defense after players return from […]
Watch as Paul Biancardi explains how all players must avoid the ‘comparison game’. As a player, you are always better than someone else, but someone is always better than you. With the pressure of being […]
Watch as Coach Mike Neighbors discusses his beliefs on celebration vs. reward. Coach gives examples of his team celebrating for numerous achievements. The coaches are always looking to catch their players doing something celebratory worthy […]
Watch as Coach Keith Dambrot explains, and players demonstrate this drive shooting drill. The player must give a good shot fake and drive to their right using one dribble to shoot a layup. Repeat the […]
Watch as Stephen Mackey explains that athletes are dealing with pressure and expectations that come from the community and from themselves. Most athletes do not expect growth or personal best but instead, perfection. Athletes should […]
Don’t fall for the same lie we always hear… My hot take of the week: One of the biggest lies you hear over and over again in athletics is “Sports develop leadership.” I can tell […]
Watch as Coach Jim Larranaga diagrams and shows clips of this 2-on-1 shooting drill. This drill works on shooting the 3, but a defensive player is added to force the shooter to make decisions on […]
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.
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 […]
Watch as Coach Kim Elders explains, and players demonstrate these everyday defensive rebounding drills. The defenders start with their backs to the opponent, so they must physically take a look before blocking out. A coach […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics Research shows that with directed effort, coaches can learn the importance of teaching mental and life skills and change […]
Does your team struggle with jump stops? Watch as Coach Tim Miles demonstrates a variation to the 4-Man Weave Drill that forces your athletes to practice jump stops while they are developing their passing and […]
Stephen Mackey explains that great coaches use sports to develop young men and women to be successful in life. When you develop the person and not the player, you build champions and that can lead […]
Thinking about implementing a motion offense? Watch as Coach Mark Kellogg discusses, and players demonstrate a ‘Reading the Defense” drill that forces athletes to slow the game down and communicate.
Watch as Coach Vinay Patel discusses his ball pressure man-to-man gap defense. Coach uses defense as a means of getting his players to buy into play-fast on offense. The emphasis is that their offense can’t […]
Watch as Coach Missy Traversi explains that her speed and pressure basketball is based on three principles. #1: Take care of the ball and turn teams over. #2: Win the rebounding war. #3: You must […]
Watch as Coach Dan Miller explains that he believes you should design practices based on your principles of play. Four principles of play: Be solid and protect the ball Run, flow, attack, war Dominate effort […]