Watch as Coach Andrew Secor explains, and players demonstrate this elbow throws shooting drill. This is a 3-player drill with the offensive player receiving the ball from the top, letting it bounce once then catching […]
My Take on Leadership
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “If you expect people to follow you, you have to be willing to be the first to get dirty.” – John Klessinger […]
215-Point Game Transition Drill with T.J. Otzelberger – Iowa State Univ.
Watch as Coach T.J. Otzelberger explains, and players demonstrate this 215 point game transition drill. This is a three man weave drill that has one layup and two jump shots. The drill is four minutes […]
Adapt, Change, Evolve with Andre Cook – St. Edward’s Univ.
Watch as Coach Andre Cook discusses how the role of a basketball coach has changed and the need to adapt is paramount. Today’s coach must deal with the ins and outs of social media, fundraising, […]
Argentina Conditioning with Yolett McPhee-McCuin – Univ. of Mississippi
Watch as Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin explains, and players demonstrate this passing and conditioning drill. This is a timed conditioning drill that usually is for one to three minutes but should be adjusted for your team.
Rebounding Wins Championship with Kelvin Sampson – Univ. of Houston
Watch as Coach Kelvin Sampson explains that he believes offense and defense win games but rebounding wins championships. They use a bubble lid in practice that covers the basket so that every shot creates a […]
Mid-Range Shooting Variations with Kadi Creel – DeSoto High School (TX)
Watch as Coach Kadi Creel explains, and players demonstrate these mid-range shooting variations. They teach shoulder-to-hip on a pick from the big and with one dribble the guard will clear and take the mid-range shot. […]
Reflecting On Why You Coach
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Most coaching books start with a discussion of the importance of creating a coaching philosophy and follow up with a section […]
Figure 8 Shooting Drill with Saddi Washington – Univ. of Michigan
Watch as Coach Saddi Washington explains, and post players demonstrate the Figure 8 Shooting Drill. When the ball is caught by the player they must be loaded, coiled, and ready to take the shot. The […]
Footwork, Fake, and Pass Drill with Ryan Cottingham – Spring Arbor Univ.
Poise under pressure. Watch as Coach Ryan Cottingham explains, and players demonstrate this footwork, fake, and passing drill. The is a pre-practice drill with the guards faking then penetrating to the foul line faking again […]
Shooting: Cantafios Drill with Joe Wootten – Bishop O’Connell High School (VA)
Watch as Coach Joe Wootten explains and players demonstrate this Cantafios shooting warm up drill. Players alternate from right, then left, receive a pass from under the bucket, and take a short jumper.
Chair Dribbling Drill with Christina Camacho – Judson High School (TX)
Watch as Coach Christina Camacho explains, and players demonstrate this chair dribbling drill. This is a change of direction drill with the players attacking the chairs in one direction, using the right hand and returning […]
Coaches’ Stressors & Mental Health with Dr. Peter Ormsby – Univ. of North Carolina Pembroke
Watch as Dr. Peter Ormsby discusses coaches’ stressors and mental health. He cites case studies that indicate the three main stressors are performance-related, organizational-related, and personal. Performance stressors deal with injuries to athletes and poor […]
Be Careful Not to Overuse Technology in Coaching
From the time most children can walk and talk today, they have a technological device of some type in their hands. By the time they finish elementary school, children can code, decode, transmit and transcend […]
Little Tips That Can Help Win Games with Porter Moser – Univ. of Oklahoma
Watch as Coach Porter Moser discusses tips that can help win games. In a late game situation when you are shooting free throws and have the lead, have a player at the scorer’s desk ready […]
Develop Relationships with Alan Stein, Jr.
Watch as Alan Stein, Jr. discusses the importance of developing relationships with your players. Know your personnel and play to their strengths. Work with the players on their fundamentals and basics. Develop relationships with the […]
Transition Breakdown Shooting Drill with Andy Bronkema – Ferris State Univ.
Watch as Coach Andy Bronkema explains and players demonstrate this transition breakdown shooting drill. This is a timed five-minute, move-counter, move transition drill. There are five one-minute segments: rip drive and pull, fake rip drive […]
Pistol Actions with Nicki Collen – Baylor Univ.
Watch as Coach Nicki Collen discusses little, little here come the big and explains these 3 pistol actions: the Dribble Hand-off, the Step-up, and the Pitch and Catch. The Dribble Hand-off is a guard-to-guard hand-off […]
Helping Your Players Understand the Landscape of Recruiting with Paul Biancardi – ESPN
Watch as Paul Biancardi explains the role a coach must play in helping their players understand the current landscape of today’s recruiting world. Coaches should educate players on how college coaches operate. They are looking […]
By: Coach Mickey Marley Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning If you are a professional, or at the least someone who has sought out to be a champion, you probably have […]
Be a Great Teacher with Don Showalter – USA Basketball
Watch as Coach Don Showalter explains how all coaches need to be great teachers and know/understand the laws of learning. Coaches need to be adaptable as players learn differently, and they must be able to […]
How to Avoid Coaching Burnout with Dr. Lee Dorpfeld – Univ. of South Florida
Coaches will not experience burnout if they do not care about what they do and are not passionate about their work. Most successful coaches put in tremendous amounts of time and effort but, without some […]
KG Shooting Drill with Keith Guy – Muskegon High School (MI)
Watch as Coach Keith Guy explains, and players demonstrate the KG Shooting Drill. The drill has three players involved: a shooter, a chaser, and a rebounder, with the chaser moving with the ball followed by […]
Chair Closeout Drill with Stephanie Desmarais – Johnson High School (TX)
Watch as Coach Stephanie Desmarais explains, and players demonstrate this chair closeout drill. The focus is on communication, contesting the shot, the distance between them and the opponent, and staying in a low wide stance. […]
One-Handed Form Shooting with Andrew Secor – #MakeShots Basketball Training
Watch as Andrew Secor explains, and players demonstrate one-handed form shooting. The drill is called “1-2 Through” and is focused on creating straight lines. The middle finger and index finger are running parallel to the […]
Duties and Personalities on a Team
By: Kelly Inouye-Perez – UCLA Originally Published in: Winning Ways of Women Coaches Provided by: Human Kinetics All the best teams in every sport have strong leadership among team members. But not every team member […]
Transition Post Entry Drill with Mark Few – Gonzaga University
Watch as Coach Mark Few explains, and players demonstrate this 4v2 defensive transition post entry. This drill is run every day in the pre-season and at least twice a week in season. The drill simulates […]
The Basics Really Work with Alan Stein, Jr.
Watch as Alan explains that in today’s world, it is popular to keep chasing what is hot, new, flashy and to ignore what is basic. This is a mistake, as the basics do work and […]
Passing Drill with Kim Barnes Arico – Univ. of Michigan
Watch as Coach Kim Barnes Arico explains, and players demonstrate this offensive and defensive passing drill. Defensively, the players want to pressure the ball, use their length, communicate, and rotate properly. Offensively, the players must […]
2-Man Drills with Mike Brey – Univ. of Notre Dame
Watch as Coach Mike Brey explains, and players demonstrate these 2-man drills that focus on offensive players passing and catching together without a defense and learning spacing and the offensive dance step. The drills start […]