Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate this 5-minute timed red light/green light shooting drill. There is one shooter with a rebounder and a passer. There are 7 shooting spots around the arc and the […]
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 […]
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Keep the discussion with your athlete and parents alive, but never forget that you are the coach, and you have your own […]
Watch as Coach Grant McCasland discusses the benefits of sitting down with your athletes 1-on-1 to watch a full game, not just the time the player is in the game. Coach McCasland also explains the […]
The truth is the truth and how you handle it is on you. Be honest and straightforward with your players and work for solutions to any issues.
Watch as Coach Dana Ford discusses an overarching rule within his defensive philosophy and one thing he does with his team before every game to set expectations.
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate this finishing series. The drill starts with layups, emphasizing finishing off two feet. The player will attack the 3-point line and cross over between the legs and drive […]
Watch as Coach explains how he takes a lot of pride in preparing his assistants to become head coaches. The most important factor is that he allows the coaches to coach which gives them a […]
Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning by Coach Mickey Marley I made this statement earlier, but I think it bears repeating. I often would ask my players this question: ‘How many […]
Watch as Coach explains that kids have changed over the years and coaches need to adjust in how to communicate with players so that everyone can achieve success. Yell less and listen more may be […]
Dr. Dorpfeld discusses a mistake that people in authority make when dealing with issues of behavior and choices of athletes. It is important to focus on the behaviors that need attention and not on attacking […]
This drill emphasizes passing and shooting. Divide your team into three groups of four players with the teams rotating in and out. The three rules of this drill are that each player must catch the […]
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate the 5-Second Drill. The objective of this defensive 30-second timed drill is to get a 5-second call on the ball hander. The box area for the offensive player […]
Watch as Dr. Dale discusses how to establish credibility with athletes. Preparedness, empathy, and honesty are all keys to success. Dr. Dale also explains the importance of giving kids a purpose on the team. Like […]
By: Ryan Goodson Originally Published in: Basketball Essentials Provided by: Human Kinetics You now have a firm understanding of individual passing and catching fundamentals as well as how to break down the defense with the […]
Watch as Coach Stan Van Gundy discusses making quick decisions on offense and why taking your eyes to the rim every time you catch the ball is so important.
Watch as Coach Kim Barnes Arico discusses, and players demonstrate this defense-focused transition drill that works on developing your athletes’ positioning and communication skills.
In this three in a row drill, the big man will pass to the wing, sprint to the rim, then seal and receive a pass for a shot. The 2nd option is to post, receive […]
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate these baseline out-of-bounds plays. He believes that every baseline play should look the same. He will change up the look mid-year, but the plays remain the same. The […]
Watch as Coach explains that great programs are balanced in being competitively spirited on the court as well as having high functioning athletes off the court. He believes that talent never trumps character and coaches […]
Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning by Coach Mickey Marley Is it that you have total command of a situation? Is it that you have some command of the situation? Or, […]
Offense to defense. Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate this half court change drill. On the command of change, the offense goes to defense, defense goes to offense, and a player cannot guard the […]
Watch as Coach discusses the importance of never giving up on a young athlete. Some coaches focus only on the top players and as a result some young players never have a chance to reach […]
Watch as Coach Kenni Patton discusses parent meetings, playing time, and helping players prepare for life after high school.
Watch as Coach explains and shows practice video of this 4-minute shooting drill. This is an everyday drill that is broken into four 1-minute segments in four separate shooting areas. Coach breaks down each minute […]
Watch as Alan Stein, Jr. discusses 3 key components to being in the present moment. Focusing on the next play, focusing on what they have control over, and focusing on the process will help your […]
By: John Klessinger, Head Wrestling Coach – South River HS (MD) Dear High School Athlete, I am going to discuss the valuable lessons we learn from playing high school sports and how you should approach […]
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate this early offense loop play. Coach describes each player’s responsibilities and then shows live clips with the options presented by the defense.
Coach explains and shows video of the Mikan Series and the twists they use at Clemson. The two-ball reverse drill is explained as well as the inside finishes and the combo forward/reverse. The Mikan is […]
Watch as Coach explains the philosophy and focus of their skill development phases. The goal is to be great at the basics. Coach pays close attention to detail when teaching ball handling, passing, and shooting.