Watch as Coach Ryan Cottingham explains, and players demonstrate this ball handling and finishing drill. The players will work on their ball handling but must finish at the basket versus pads or a blocker. The […]
Developing a Culture
By: Jen Welter Originally Published in: Winning Ways of Women Coaches Provided by: Human Kinetics You must give players a voice in shaping the identity and setting the tone. With the most powerful teams I […]
3 Taps and In Big Man Drill with Saddi Washington – Univ. of Michigan
Watch as Coach Saddi Washington explains, and players demonstrate the ‘3 Taps and In’ Big Man Drill. The player must make three taps with the ball, score, then repeat from the other side of the […]
Transition Tip Drill with Stan Van Gundy
Watch as Coach Stan Van Gundy explains, and players demonstrate this transition tip drill. This can be an everyday drill at the beginning of practice.
3 More Defensive Stops Per Game with Luke Yaklich – University of Illinois at Chicago
Watch as Coach Luke Yaklich suggests analyzing your defensive stats and breaking them down into bite-size chunks, making it easier for coaches and players to digest. After looking at the stats, what would be the […]
Chair Shooting Drill with Christina Camacho – Judson High School (TX)
Watch as Coach Christina Camacho explains, and players demonstrate this chair shooting drill. The drill consists of a shooter, a rebounder, and two players to place the balls on the chairs. The shooter will start […]
Are You Building a Better You? with Chet Scott – Built to Lead
Watch as Chet Scott explains why it’s necessary to build a “better you” to be an effective leader. The way coaches regulate or react to a room influences the type of team they have. He […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics Managing a program effectively requires a coach to plan and direct both culture and practice in a specific setting. […]
20 3’s in 2 Minutes Shooting Drill with Krista Gerlich – Texas Tech Univ.
Challenge and Competition. Watch as Coach Krista Gerlich explains that she likes to end practice with drills or conditioning. Her favorite shooting drill is the 20 3’s in 2-minutes – Let’s Make a Deal. The […]
AAU vs. High School with Cornelius Mitchell – Mansfield Legacy High School (TX)
Watch as Coach Cornelius Mitchell discusses how AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball coaches receive more credibility than High School Coaches and the reasons why he thinks this is unfair. He tries to combine the pluses […]
Larry Bird Shooting Drill with Todd Duncan – Lubbock Christian Univ.
Watch as Coach Todd Duncan explains, and players demonstrate the Larry Bird Shooting Drill. The drill starts in a corner and the player will shoot until she makes two in-a-row then move to the wing, […]
Challenging Athletes Without Destroying Their Confidence with Dr. Greg Dale – Duke Univ.
Dr. Greg Dale explains that it is key to hold athletes accountable but do so without destroying their confidence or undermining their dignity. He talks about the difference between being intense and being emotional as […]
Safety in Sports Includes Mental Health Care
Medical professionals agree that about 20% of high school athletes and 30% of college athletes have or will have a serious anxiety or diagnosable mental health disorder that causes some degree of impairment in their […]
Getting Your Team to Play Hard with Kelvin Sampson – Univ. of Houston
Watch as Coach Kelvin Sampson explains that the #1 goal for any young coach is to get his players to play hard. Do not be afraid of confrontation as sometimes players will test you as […]
Twirl Side with Mike Neighbors – Univ. of Arkansas
Watch as Coach Mike Neighbors explains that the first play they will run in a game is Twirl Side so he can see how the opponent will defend. The player setting the ball screen must […]
Leadership: Own Your Program with Philip O’Neal – Mansfield ISD (TX)
Watch as Executive Director of Athletics Philip O’Neal explains the first thing a head coach needs to do. They need to own the program. What goes on in the program is their responsibility. The AD […]
Denying the Crossover with Molly Miller – Grand Canyon Univ.
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 […]
Be Recognizable and Go Out and Meet People with Andre Cook – St. Edward’s Univ.
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 […]
Out of Bounds Plays – Home Run and Triple with Mike Fratello – Former NBA Coach
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 […]
Shooting Drill – Bull Shots with Felisha Legette-Jack – Syracuse Univ.
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 […]
Porch Transition Drill with JR Blount – Iowa State Univ.
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.
Play to the Rise Drill with Nicki Collen – Baylor Univ.
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 […]
What Are We Doing to Create a Championship Culture? with Robert Grasso – La Jolla Country Day School (CA)
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 […]
Three-Man, 2- and 3-Ball Warm Up Drills with Matthew Sandoval – Jack C. Hays High School (TX)
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. […]
Searching for Confidence? Adopt a “GPS Mindset”
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 […]
Defense: Keys to Stopping Stars with Stan Van Gundy
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 […]
Switch Drill with Robyn Fralick – Bowling Green State Univ.
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.
Encouraging Players to Coach Their Teammates with Duane Gregory – (Retired) Mansfield Timberview High School (TX)
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. […]
Quick Hands and Behind the Back Passing with Andrea Robinson and Kadi Creel – DeSoto High School (TX)
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 […]