Watch as Coach Brad Underwood explains that closeouts are simple basics that they stress daily at Illinois. The drill focuses on high, quick hands and being able to contain the ball while pressuring. The players […]
Watch as Coach Brooke Atkinson discusses, and players demonstrate a secondary offensive set called ‘Floppy’ that gives your center the option of a single or double screen to setup the shot.
Watch as Coach Don Showalter explains that being adaptable today is much different than in the past. Being adaptable does not mean lacking discipline but involves listening to your players. Asking them questions during practice […]
Watch as Coach Jeff Walz explains the Illinois Inbounds Play, and players demonstrate it. Coach Walz explains the initial player movement and screens. The goal is to try to get your best shooter a 3 […]
Watch as Coach Christina Camacho explains high-low transfers and players demonstrate both types. The players will toss the ball to themselves then jump stop with two feet. They will then execute a high transfer and […]
By: Adam Sarancik Author of: Coaching Champions for Life Coaches tap into infinite resources to teach their players the fundamentals and mechanics of their sport, and yet, they often fail to tap into the most […]
Watch as Coach Ric Wesley explains, and players demonstrate this 3-point shooting ’35 Drill.’ The drill is a 3-man weave, shooting 3s with misses rebounded and the ball kicked back to the shooter. This is […]
Watch as Peg Pennepacker discusses the 50th Anniversary of Title IX and where she sees the end goal or “mythical finish line”. There has been a lot of positive movement in the last 10 years, […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics To help you make ethical decisions in your own coaching, here are seven key steps. Recognize that ethical decisions […]
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 […]
Watch as Dr. Lee Dorpfeld explains how he teaches athletes that you cannot control what is going to happen in the future. All the time wasted on worrying about the future keeps you from the […]
Watch as Coach Dana Ford explains and players demonstrate checking out and rebounding down. The emphasis is on all of the defenders checking and blocking out with the guards attacking the rim for the rebound.
Watch as Coach Bart Brooks explains, and players demonstrate these ‘Mikans.’ The drill starts with a dribble move, finishing with regular layups. The 2nd option is called ‘Goofies’ where the driver finishes with the right […]
Watch as Coach Cori Close discusses the power of language. You don’t have to think perfectly, but if you say something out loud, you give it power. It is important to focus on the negatives […]
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Be hard on them when you win, and love them when you lose.” – Unknown Years ago, I read this quote in […]
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 Carla Berube discusses how she encourages everyone to have passion and to spread the joy. Enjoy being around your players and encourage the young adults you are coaching to enjoy and love […]
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 Jacey Brooks explains the pack line defensive rules. Her golden rule is that a player must have two feet inside the pack line when their man does not have the basketball.
Watch as Coach T.J. Otzelberger explains, and players demonstrate this 215-point game transition drill. This is a three-man weave drill that ends with one layup and two jump shots. The drill is four minutes long […]
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 Andre Cook discusses the importance of doing your job and as a head coach you need to make sure your assistants actually know what doing your job entails. Coach recommends writing down […]
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 […]