Watch as Coach Jacie Hoyt discusses transition and how she wants her team to be predators and not the prey. She wants her team to be hunters of 9s, which are transition layups. The players […]
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 […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics Ability and desire to relate to athletes are critical in coaching. The coach-athlete relationship provides a foundation for effective […]
Watch as Coach Ali Farokhmanesh explains, and players demonstrate this ball handling and footwork circle finishing drill. The drill starts with an opposite hand pass, then the player sprints and receives a return pass and […]
Most coaches and players will have negative thoughts during a practice or a game. Don’t verbalize the negative thoughts, as that makes it more powerful, and you do not have to believe it. It is […]
Watch as Coach discusses recruiting and shares some tips on making a highlight film for individual players. He recommends making a tape with music as it creates some hype and grabs attention. Break the tape […]
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 Stan Van Gundy explains what he looks for when attending a coaching clinic.
Haley Percell offers the following social media tips for a coaching staff: Have separate private (family and friends) and public (professional) accounts when it comes to social media. Always avoid political posts as well as […]
Watch as Coaches explains, and players demonstrate the Wildcat Shooting Drill. This is a five-minute drill with one-minute segments at five shooting spots. Work on shots that you normally take in your offense and adjust, […]
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate these ‘Mikans’. The drill starts with a dribble move, finishing with regular layups. The 2nd option is called ‘Goofies,’ with the driver finishing with the right foot down […]
Watch as Coach 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 and positives […]
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 explains and diagrams this 2-on-2 competitive rebounding drill. Be sure to divide the squad evenly into two teams. The defenders will close out on the offensive players and box out after the […]
Watch as Coach Dana Ford discusses, and players demonstrate how to defend against a naked side ball screen.
Watch as Coach Cornelius Mitchell describes this 3-person shooting drill that emphasizes passing and driving.
Watch as Coach 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 gets them […]
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate this triangle protection defensive drill. The offensive player wants to protect the ball and pound it to get it back in the hand as quickly as possible. They […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics The old saying that “it’s not what you know but who you know” doesn’t always hold true, but having […]
Watch as Coach 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 process driving […]
Watch as Coach Jacey Brooks explains that she teaches a 3-step kick-step closeout drill, especially on ball movement to the baseline. Players demonstrate this movement in a shell drill.
Need a new advantage/disadvantage drill? Watch as Coach Ryan Cottingham demonstrates this get back drill that focuses on developing transition play.
Watch as Coach emphasizes how they teach guard skills on the block as well as the perimeter. She explains, and players demonstrate a series of post moves from the block. Make sure you work these […]
Watch as Paul 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 a […]
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.