Watch as Coach Molly Miller explains that the quickest move in basketball is the crossover, and she teaches her players to deny it by using athletic hands. She shows the proper stance and demonstrates the […]
Watch as Coach Andre Cook explains that as the basketball coach, you are a recognizable person and he recommends you get out to meet people in your school and community. It is key that you […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics Setting clear goals helps coaches and athletes achieve success. Goals offer direction and purpose for our day-to-day activities; in […]
Watch as Coach Mike Fratello explains, and players demonstrate these last second out of bounds plays. These plays are used when the clock reads 3-2-1 or 6-5-4 seconds remaining. Fratello is among the winningest head […]
Watch as Coach Felisha Legette-Jack (previously at the University at Buffalo) explains, and players demonstrate this five minute shooting drill. Emphasis is placed on getting the hips around and hopping into the shot. The drill […]
Watch as Coach JR Blount (previously at Colorado State University) explains, and post players demonstrate this porch transition drill. The bigs work with a guard on speed, back cuts, and the pick and roll.
Watch as Coach Nicki Collen explains, and players demonstrate the Play to the Rise Drill. The goal is to create an overload to one side with an occupied corner. The guard and the post will […]
Robert Grasso asks the question, “what can we do to create a championship culture?” Every team has a culture – are you working to develop the kind of culture you want? Robert states that if […]
Watch as Coach Matthew Sandoval explains and players demonstrate these three men, 2 & 3 ball warmup drills. The first drill starts with three lines of players with the outside lines being passers and dribblers. […]
By: Danny Ourian, M.A., CMPC (Certified Mental Performance Consultant) – Hoops Minded Think about a GPS device. What are its features? Here are a few: Real-Time Tracking: a GPS makes changes minute by minute based […]
Watch as Coach Stan Van Gundy explains his defensive keys for stopping the opponent’s best player. The keys include: stopping transition baskets, preventing cuts and making the player take jump shots, boxing out, and not […]
Watch as Coach Robyn Fralick explains, and players demonstrate this switch drill. In a pressure trapping system the defense is often scrambling and the players must communicate and get matched up.
Watch as Coach Duane Gregory explains that he believes in his players coaching and communicating with each other. A player must have the courage to coach another player and that player needs to be receptive. […]
Watch as Coaches Andrea Robinson and Kadi Creel explain, and players demonstrate this quick hands drill. The players form two lines facing each other with one line throwing a chest pass and the other line […]
Watch as Seth Greenberg explains that building your culture takes time. Culture is not a sign or a saying but how you live every day and how you carry yourself. It involves being consistent and […]
Coaches at high levels at prestigious programs need to win to keep their jobs. Winning consistently makes recruiting easier, keeps the fan base energized, the administration and boosters happy, and the financial bottom line healthy. […]
Watch as Coach Ric Wesley 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 […]
Watch as Coach Cornelius Mitchell explains, and players demonstrate this big man boxout drill. This drill focuses on contesting and boxing out on defense. On offense, the drill deals with boxing out and stacking the […]
Watch as Coach Kim Barnes Arico explains, and players demonstrate this 2-on-2 blockout drill. Coach emphasizes not running to the rim and being too far under the basket. The defense players must blockout and rebound […]
Watch as Coach Jason Hooten discusses this ball screen bump drill that will give your big an open lane to the basket.
Watch as Coach Shaka Smart explains, and players demonstrate these pick and roll options versus a trapping defense. A “go” is when the defender guarding the picker is approaching the trap and the picker slips […]
Watch as Coach Ryan Cottingham explains, and players demonstrate this three-lane defensive turn the dribble drill. The drill focuses on not putting the hands on the offensive player and picking up a cheap foul. The […]
By: Tara VanDerveer Originally Published in: Winning Ways of Women Coaches Provided by: Human Kinetics Whoever you have, make the most of it. Be efficient with your time, and be specific about what you want […]
Watch as Coach Andy Bronkema explains, and players demonstrate this transition rebound and bring it drill. This is a three-trip drill with the 2 rebounding the ball and bringing it up the floor, the 3 […]
Watch as Coach Jacey Brooks explains her defensive philosophy and the pack line defense. It is important that your players practice the defensive fundamentals, learn the system, and buy in.
Watch as Coach Kelvin Sampson explains how confidence makes the difference in coaching. He doesn’t believe the old saying that the players are a reflection of their coach but more to the tune of a […]
Watch as Coach Marisa Moseley explains, and players demonstrate this backdoor layups drill. This is a timed drill where guards will make a pass to the elbow, and the wing will execute a backdoor cut […]
Watch as Dr. Dale discusses accountability and empathy. Your program should have high standards, and everyone should be held accountable to those standards. He describes empathy as the ability to put yourself in someone else’s […]
By: Coach Mickey Marley Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning Previously, I shared that my daddy was a professional cowboy in Texas. Kid Marley had many clever sayings related to his […]
Watch as Coach Stan Van Gundy explains, and players demonstrate this blitz technique on a side pick and roll. It is important that the players communicate by calling out blitz. The low defender picks up […]