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Feb 7, 2017 - Where are all the Great Shooters?... why is there so much poor shooting nowadays?

Jan 31, 2017 - 12-Step Mental Prep Playbook... from Anthony Lanzillo.

Jan 28, 2017 - The Mental Rebound

Jan 25, 2017 - Kansas Zone Plays... Bill Self's zone plays.

Jan 19, 2017 - Kansas 2-3 Zone Offense... Bill Self's 2-3 zone offense.

Jan 13, 2017 - Mark Few's 1-4 High "Bulldog"... with video from Coach Few.

Jan 13, 2017 - Updated! 2-2-1 Zone Press... with a new video from Greg Kampe.

Jan 10, 2017 - Updated! Transition Defense... how to get back (from Greg Kampe - with video).

Jan 6, 2017 - Four articles on the Box-Set Offense with 34 new plays (version 5.40).

Jan 3, 2017 - Eight new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store... from Geno Auriemma, Fran Fraschilla, Hubie Brown, Greg Kampe.

Dec 31, 2016 - Kansas Sideline Inbounds Play... Bill Self's play.

Dec 28, 2016 - Having Hands-On Players... players who make good decisions.

Dec 22, 2016 - Winning The Mental Game - Mental Drills... including three mental drills.

Dec 6, 2016... six new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store... from Tom Izzo and Bob Huggins.

Nov 20, 2016... Basketball Trivia Quiz... take the quiz!

Nov 1, 2016... seven new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store.

Oct 23, 2016 - 5-on-5 Scrimmage with a Purpose Drills... game like drills that help solve problems and prepare you for your next opponent.

Oct 15, 2016 - 63 Basketball Drills from Jen Reviews.

Oct 14, 2016 - "Weakside Flash" - Princeton Offense Play... a set play for the Princeton offense (or any 4-out offense).

Oct 13, 2016 - Basketball Mental Aspects / Intangibles... a new page that lists articles on mental aspects.

Oct 12, 2016 - Create A Compelling Story... challenge players to create a compelling story.

Oct 1, 2016 - Plays That Use the Horns Set - (version 5.38)

Sept 22, 2016 - Attacking the Pack Line Defense... offense against the pack line (version 5.37).

Sept 17, 2016 - Rebuilding Player Confidence... recognize and rebuild a player's confidence.

Sept 7, 2016 - Writing a Coaching Philosophy... from Ari Fisher.

Sept 7, 2016 - More basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store

August 27, 2016 - "Wide Ball-Screen"... a good last second ball-screen play.

August 10, 2016 - Mental Aspects - Laying the Foundation.

August 3, 2016 - nine new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store.

July 25, 2016 - "Jet Back"... counter play for high pick and roll offense (version 5.36).

July 22, 2016 - Post Game Talks... from coach Ken Sartini.

July 19, 2016 - Mental Conditioning Program

July 10, 2016 - Don't Waste Your Time Getting Seen Before You Get Good... from PGC Coach Tyler Coston.

June 4, 2016 - Slice Offense Quick Hitters and BLOBs... several quick hitters and BLOBs for the 4-out slice offense (version 5.35).

May 30, 2016 - Delta Zone Offense... very unique zone offense for attacking all zones (version 5.34).

May 29, 2016 - Mental Aspects - From Spectator To Player

May 28, 2016 - The Slice Offense... a new man motion style 4-out offense (version 5.33).

May 4, 2016 - More basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store

April 27, 2016 - 4 Ways To Be An Effective Basketball Coach in the Off-Season

April 25, 2016 - Parent - Player Guidelines

April 20, 2016 - Mental Aspects - Tuning Up.

April 8, 2016 - eight new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store.

March 31, 2016 - Watching Villanova Play... Villanova has toughness of mind and a collective attitude.

March 14, 2016 - March Madness and the EMS Factor... from Anthony Lanzillo.

March 9, 2016 - CMU Wheel Offense... a patterned continuity man offense that gets your players moving (version 5.32).

March 8, 2016 - 3 Basketball Quotes to Turn Your Captain into a Leader.

February 21, 2016 - "Special" and "Special Down"... new plays for attacking the 2-3 zone (version 5.31).

February 20, 2016 - Mental Focus - Stay in the Present.

February 11, 2016 - 10 new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store.

January 29, 2016 - 4 Words Every Athlete Needs to Hear.

January 23, 2016 - 3 Ways To Gain Respect From Your Team.

January 17, 2016 - 4 Ways to Motivate Your Players.

January 16, 2016 - 3-Point Plays... quick hitters for man-to-man and zones, and inbounds plays.

January 13, 2016 - Smart Basketball Training... great player's training program with some of the best (Billy Donovan, Ganon Baker, Austin McBeth, Micah Lancaster, Lyndsey Fennelly, Mike Porcopio, and Rob McClannaghan).

January 12, 2016 - 10 Basketball Quotes to Use After a Loss.

January 6, 2016 - Basketball Shooting - 3 Simple C's... from Nick Bartlett of Dr. Dish Basketball.

December 27, 2015 - Geno Auriemma's 1-4 High Offense "Elbow Series"... with video from Coach Auriemma.

December 24, 2015 - Defensive Down-screen Drill (video) from Fran Fraschilla.

December 17, 2015 - Playing Smart... how to play smart and make good decisions.

December 3, 2015 - Reading The Court - Mastering The Moment... how to read the court, the situation and the moment.

November 7, 2015 - Defensive Ball-Screen Drill (video) from Tom Izzo.

November 4, 2015 - New! 7 new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store.

October 24, 2015 - Two new rebounding drills (video) Chris Mack's Triangle Blockouts and Gary Waters' 4-on-4-on-4 Rebounding.

October 7, 2015 - 15 new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store from Mike Krzyzewski, John Calipari and others.

Sept 19, 2015 - Breakdown Drills for Teaching the Pack Line Defense (version 5.26).

Sept 7, 2015 - Imagine ... challenge your players to imagine greatness (version 5.25).

Sept 6, 2015 - "Vermont"... a new play for attacking the 2-3 zone (version 5.24).

Sept 1, 2015 - Coaches get these great training aids before your season starts!

August 31, 2015 - Play Big: Believe in Greatness!... by Anthony Lanzillo (version 5.23).

August 18, 2015 - Mental Prep Playbook... by Anthony Lanzillo (version 5.22).

July 29, 2015 - Gap Attack Zone Play (version 5.21).

July 25, 2015 - Concepts for Playing Fast - Score Early and Often... by Ari Fisher (version 5.20).

July 21, 2015 - Basketball Coaching - Importance of Communication... by Ari Fisher (version 5.19).

July 15, 2015 - Anatomy of a Championship Season with its Challenges to Traditional Coaching Philosophy... by Ari Fisher (version 5.18).

July 7, 2015 - Five new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store.

June 23, 2015 - Mike Fratello's "Tap Head" Series (baseline out-of-bounds) (version 5.17).

June 14, 2015 - John Calipari's "One More" Passing/Shooting Drill (version 5.16).

May 23, 2015 - Spread Delay Offense... spread the floor, delay, get a good shot.

May 5, 2015 - Eight new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store from Fred Hoiberg and Richard Pitino.

April 24, 2015 - PGC Basketball Drills/Video Clips... four new drills (three shooting, one defensive) with video clips from PGC.

April 10, 2015 - new passing drill added Star Passing Drill (version 5.15).

April 9, 2015 - Updated!  Spacing and Movement - Moving Without the Ball... what to do when you don't have the ball (version 5.14).

April 8, 2015 - Updated!  Cutting And Faking... now with a complete listing of all types of cuts (version 5.13).

April 7, 2015 - New basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store from All-American skills trainer Lyndsey Fennelly, just in-time for your off-season workouts!

April 2, 2015 - A Guide for Serious Basketball Players (version 5.12).

March 26, 2015 - Defending Without Fouling (version 5.11).

March 19, 2015 - "Attacking Junk Defenses"... box-and-1, triangle-and-2, diamond-and-1, 1-3 and a chaser.

March 17, 2015 - "Post Player Workout" from Tim Springer (version 5.10).

March 4, 2015... six new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store from Danny Manning and John Giannini.

Feb 27, 2015... Playing AAU or Club Basketball.

Feb 17, 2015... Added new play "Fran" to Half-Court Buzzer-Beaters" - from Fran Fraschilla.

Feb 17, 2015... Phil Martelli's Free-Throw Shooting drill - "Net".

Feb 11, 2015... six new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store from Bill Self and Adrian Dantley.

Jan 6, 2015... eight new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store.

Dec 30, 2014... Full-court Transition "Speed" drill - used by Coach Fred Hoiberg. (version 5.08).

Dec 29, 2014... Several new actions ("Hold", "Double Drag Screen", "Double Pin-Down") added to "Fred Hoiberg's Transition to Early Offense Actions" page... with new video clips, in the Premium Members section (version 5.07).

Dec 23, 2014... The Players CD has been completely redesigned with the addition of more content and a new design/interface.

Dec 12, 2014... Two new plays... Baseline Out-of-Bounds Play "Iowa" vs the 2-3 zone, and Sideline Out-of-Bounds Play "Triangle" (version 5.06).

Dec 2, 2014... three new player development DVDs from Sean Miller (post, wing, and guard) added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store.

Nov 29, 2014 - Revised "Michigan State Sets/Plays" - added "ISO-3" and updated sideline play "Line-1", and added new play "Detroit" (version 5.05).

Nov 28, 2014 - 2-3 Zone Offense Plays - four new zone plays added in the Premium Members section - "Raptors", "Hornets", "Wolf", and "Pacers" (version 5.04)

Nov 26, 2014 - 2-3 Zone Offense Drills - breakdown drills for attacking the 2-3 zone defense (version 5.03)

Nov 21, 2014 - the second and third installments of Bob Kloppenburg's SOS Pressure Defense (version 5.02):

9 new DVDs including the Knight/Auriemma series (6) and the Swing Offense (3) - Nov 14, 2014.

8th Grade Basketball Tryouts (version 5.01) - Oct 21, 2014.

Deluxe CD and downloads revision (version 5.00) - Oct 18, 2014.

Oct 8, 2014 - Overview of Bob Kloppenburg's SOS Pressure Defense (version 4.84).

Announcing Coach's Clipboard major site update!   New responsive design accommodating all sizes of screens and devices. New video clips page with larger images compatible with all browsers and devices, a new animations page also now compatible with all browsers and devices, new easy printing of pages/articles/plays, and more! - August 20, 2014.

Tips on Entering the Coaching Profession - by Ari Fisher (version 4.82)

Team Building Strategies - by Ari Fisher (version 4.81)

Game Situation Skills and Drills from basketball-drills-and-plays.com

15 Point Per Game Workout - from Tim Springer.

Two new drills from Don Showalter: Pitch 'n Fire to Z-Drill and 2-Line Passing and Slides Drill.

Fred Hoiberg's Transition to Drag-Screen Action - an "early offense".

Parent - Coach Relationships... working with parents.

Why Doesn't Johnny Practice Any More? - from Paul Hoover.

Basketball Partner Drills.

Bob Hurley's Motion Offense and DVD Review.


A simple tip for more effectively using the short corner in Attacking the 2-3 Zone Defense.

11 new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD store.

Dick Bennett's Blocker Mover Offense and DVD Review.

Kyrie Irving Scoring Workout from Tim Springer.

My friend and coaching mentor Keith Haske has a great brand new 2-DVD set on "Uptempo Basketball: Pressure Defense/Pressure Offense"... everything you will need for teaching uptempo basketball.

IPhone and iPad users - the Coach's Clipboard's animated diagrams are now available in HTML5 format for iPhone and iPad (and other devices that do not use Flash swf files).

"Flood Press Breaker"... used by Coach Bob Hurley vs the 1-2-1-1 press.

"3-Out Read and React Offense" ...looking at the R&R using a 3-Out set.

Updated!   "Rebounding"... including thoughts on developing a rebounding mind-set.

Coaches Preseason Checklist: A Quick Guide to Preparing for the Season by Clint Daly.

12 new basketball DVDs added to the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD store, including 5 youth basketball DVDs.

Defensive Intensity - Charting Deflections

Lebron James Scoring Workout from Tim Springer.

Updated!  "Playing the Point Guard Position" article.

Updated!  Post Player Breakdown Drills... added "Flash to High Post Drills" and "Transition - Rim Run Drill".

Updated!  Moving Without the Ball.

Two new individual player workouts - Shooting Guard Workout and Forward Scoring Workout from Tim Springer.

Updated!  A major upgrade to the 4-Out, 1-In Motion Offense article, with 9 new quick hitters.


3-on-2, 3-on-3 Transition Drill... 3-on-2 and 3-on-3 drills for both offensive and defensive transition.

5-on-4 Transition Scramble Drill... a great full-court transition 5-on-4 drill.

Updated!  Added the "step-out" move (and video) to Post Moves.

A new half-court, team 1-on-1 Drill.

Special Situation Drills... from Coach Sar.

Team 3-Point Shooting Drills... by Tim Springer.

Hey mobile user! Just for you... checkout the new mobile version of the Coach's Clipboard Basketball DVD Store, with over 1000 basketball DVDs from the best college, professional and high school basketball coaches.

3 new shooting drills added to "Team Shooting Drills" in the Premium Members section.

Basketball Partner Drills added to the Premium Members section.

Fundamental Precepts of Offensive Basketball... by Ari Fisher.

Basketball Coaching Do's and Don'ts... by Ari Fisher.

Spartan Gun Shooting Drills... by Tim Springer.

Competitive Tennis Ball Speed and Agility Drills... by Layton Westmoreland.

How to Condition for Basketball... by Courtney Campbell.

Things Good Basketball Players Do... from Steve Pellan

Alan Stein's Strengthening and Conditioning Drills... with permission from expert trainer Alan Stein (youtube clips)... Warm-Up Drills, Strengthening Drills, Agility Drills, Quickness & Reaction Drills, Conditioning Drills, Core Strengthening Drills, Pre-Season Drills, Drills for Ankles and Knees, Stretching and Mobility Drills.

Basketball Tips: Being a Team Leader (version 4.41).

Becky Hammon Floppy to Pick and Roll Drill (version 4.40).

Basketball Performance Training Drills (version 4.40).

High Low Triangle offense (version 4.39).

Off-Season Basketball Workouts (version 4.38).

Struggling Through a Losing Season (version 4.30).

Anchors Zone Offense (version 4.29).

Hubie Brown's Hawk Offense (version 4.27).

Drive and Kick Drill (version 4.26).

Michigan State Tom Izzo's "Fist-Down" Zone Play (version 4.25).

Updated!  Updated the "Playing the Point Guard Position" article (version 4.24).

Coach's Guide for a Drug Free Basketball Team (version 4.23).

Updated!  Updated the "Outside (Perimeter) Guard Moves and Skills" article (version 4.22).

Updated!  Updated the "Art of Passing" article (version 4.21).

How To Use "Check Downs" To Teach Half Court Offense (version 4.20).

"50-Point" Full-Court Drills (version 4.19).

Updated!  Updated the "Cutting and Faking" article (version 4.18).

The Coach's Clipboard Newsletter (and Archive) will start up December 1. FREE Newsletter email every 2 weeks. Each newsletter will have a basic theme, a quote, announcements and what's new on the website, featured basketball ads to quality basketball products, some nostalgia and/or human interest, perhaps a little humor, etc.

"Important Points to Consider When Planning a Basketball Practice" - tips on creating a season master plan by coach Michael May, owner of Practice Planner Live (version 4.17).

Added a new intense, competitive close-out drill, the "Arico Close-Out Drill" (version 4.16).

West Coast 1-4 Stack Offense
- review of Coach Steve Ball's DVD and a discussion and diagrams of the West Coast 1-4 Stack Offense. (version 4.15).

Defensive Rotations into Transition Basketball Drills
- from coach/instructor Tim Springer (version 4.14).

Practice Planner Live... Use this online program and get access to the tools professionals use. Plan practices easily, quickly and more effectively.

Dave Robbins Circle Defense... review of the DVD and discussion and diagrams of the Circle zone defense (version 4.13).

Notes on John Wooden's UCLA Offense
... review of the DVD/book and discussion of the High-Post and the High-Low offenses (version 4.12).

Notes on Rick Torbett's Dynamic Defense
... Coach Torbett of BetterBasketball.com (originator of the Read and React Offense) has a great new defensive system called "Dynamic Defense". (version 4.11).

College Point-Guard Workout
- from coach/instructor Tim Springer (version 4.09).

George Hill Scoring Series
- from coach/instructor Tim Springer (version 4.08).

Keys to Becoming a Great Player
- from Kyle Ohman (version 4.07).

Manu Ginobili Scoring Series
- from coach/instructor Tim Springer (version 4.06).

Tim Duncan Scoring Series
- from coach/instructor Tim Springer (version 4.05).

Derrick Rose Scoring Workout - from coach/instructor Tim Springer (version 4.04).

Kevin Durant Scoring Workout - from coach/instructor Tim Springer (version 4.03).

Tony Parker Scoring Series - from coach/instructor Tim Springer (version 4.02).

Beginning a series of player development drills from coach/instructor Tim Springer. The first installment includes Guard Workouts, Spartan Guard Skills Workout, and Spartan Skills Drills.

"Buzz - Twilight Zone - Defense"
(version 4.00).

"Horns Offense - A-Set Offense" (version 3.99).

"Pete Carril's Princeton Offense" (version 3.97).

"Michigan-Style 2-Guard Offense" (version 3.96).

"The Grinnell Offensive System" (version 3.95).

"3-Up Press Breaker" (version 3.93).

(more)... Added "80% Drill to "Free-Throw Drills" (version 3.92).

"2-3 High Patterned Offense" (version 3.91).

"Breakdown Drills for Teaching the 2-3 Zone Defense" (version 3.89).

"Bird Shooting Drill"... a tough, difficult drill added to 2-Man Shooting Drills (version 3.88).

"Dribble-Drive Zone Offense"... using the dribble-drive to attack zones (version 3.87).

"3-Up Secondary Break"... a secondary break with a Princeton-style look (version 3.86).

"SWARM Defense" article (version 3.85).

"Simplified Run-and-Jump Press" from coach Forrest Larson's DVD (version 3.83).

Pick and Roll Offense (version 3.82).

Coach Al Marshall's Aggressive 2-3 Zone Defense (version 3.81).

4-Out Zone Plays (version 3.79).

2-ball Dribbling Drills (version 3.78).

Princeton Offense Plays... three set plays that you can run with the Princeton offense (version 3.77).

High Pick and Roll Set... pick and roll play that can be used with any man offense (version 3.76).

Updated!  Personal Notes on the Read and React Offense... new images and details included on the Read and React Offense (version 3.75).

Heat... a play used by coach Steve Fisher at San Diego State University (version 3.73).

Michigan State Progressive Transition Drill... transition drill used by Tom Izzo at MSU (version 3.72).

"Florida", "Double" and "Scissors"... three new plays for the 4-out "Low" offense (version 3.71).

"Pitt"... a new play for the 4-out offense (version 3.70).

Get NCAA March Madness On Demand App for your iPhone, iPad or iPod... for viewing NCAA tournament games on your mobile device. Download it free from the App Store.

Basketball Late-Season Tune-Up - Preparing for March Madness!... adjusting your practices, adding new plays, some other thoughts.

"Out-Over-Up" Series... three new plays for your point guard.

Screening the Zone... how to attack zones using screens.

"Advanced Ball-Handling/Dribbling DVD" featuring ball-handling/dribbling gurus Ryan Goodson and Corey Rich. Discounted for Premium Members on the "Special Deals" page.

Attacking the Triangle-and-2 Defense.

Notes on the Dribble-Drive Motion Offense... here's the article you wanted on Vance Walberg's dribble-drive motion offense!

Two new baseline out-of-bounds plays vs the 2-3 zone from coach Bill Self "Kansas-1" and "Kansas-2".

"Attacking the Full-Court Man-to-Man Press"... by Coach Joao Costa, attacking man-to-man and match-up press defenses.

"1-on-1 Defensive Drills"... by Coach Joao Costa, on-ball, off-ball, helpside, defending cutters.

"Side-Box"... a new sideline out-of-bounds play with lots of options.

Pre-Season Tryouts... organizing and running your pre-season tryouts.

"Dealing with Lack of Playing Time"... a new insightful article from Tom Emma.

"Line"... a new baseline out-of-bounds play.

Trapping with a Trailer Defender... by Coach Joao Costa, 3/4-court and 1/2-court match-up presses.

Basketball Drills from Ganon Baker... drills provided by elite basketball trainer Ganon Baker... new drills will be added from time to time.

Last Second Situations... by Coach Joao Costa, 9 useful plays for those last second situations. See animation also.

Defending the Pick and Roll... a detailed article by Coach Joao Costa on multiple ways of defending the pick and roll.

John Wooden fans! - Re-release of John Wooden's "Think Like a Champion" DVD. "In the recent weeks since the passing of John Wooden, we have been asked many times to consider re-issuing our classic Q & A video we shot with the legendary coach back in 1994."

An Interview with Elite Basketball Trainer Ganon Baker... and introducing his Point-Guard Workout 3-DVD Pack.

We have heard your suggestion - request! Premium Members can now download the Playbook with the Animations for free (a $32 value)! Just click the "Playbook & Animations download" icon above and follow the instructions. We are constantly trying to improve your value for your money.

Updated!  Updated the 1-3-1 Offense... including more options. A good offense for youth teams.

Seven Things Every Point Guard Should Know... by Dena Evans, PGC Basketball.

There's Only One Way to Win: Coach DV's Four Rules of Basketball... by the late Dick DeVenzio, founder of PGC Basketball.

The T-Game Triple-Post Offense animation is now posted.

The T-Game Triple-Post Offense... an inside power game for teams with good post players (vs both M2M or zones).

Added YouTube Basketball Videos with coaching tips, guard and post drills, shooting drills, dribbling drills, passing drills, defensive drills and plays.

Added a new library of basketball videos from Kudda.com with offenses, defenses, plays, coaching tips, etc.

The Point-Zone Defense animation is now posted.

Two new plays added to the 4-Out motion offense... Purdue and Penn.

Added the Point-Zone Defense... get pressure on the ball, protect the paint, confuse the offense.

Added "Reducing Turnovers"... article... getting a handle on turnovers.

The 2-3 Offense animation is now posted.

Added the 2-3 Man Offense... including both 2-3 "Low" and 2-3 "High" offenses... for teams with strong post players, or lacking a good point guard.

Added two new plays to the 90-Series: "94-Iso" and "90-R".

Added three new drills:
- "Villanova Close-Out Drill" ... a 2-on-2 close-out drill.
- "Yow Close-Out Drill" ... another close-out, then 1-on-1 drill.
- "Bennett Drill" (3-on-3 Half-Court Passing drill) ... bad passing, turnovers a problem? Try this drill.

The "50 Series" ... four simple, effective plays using your post player as a screener.

"4-Up" ... a new play added to the 1-4 High Offense.

Smaller Basketball Players: Perhaps the Best Athletes of All ... another article from former Duke captain Tom Emma.

Wisconsin Swing Offense animation is now posted.

Wisconsin Swing Offense ... added seven set plays for the Swing offense (animation coming soon!).

Wisconsin Swing Offense ... added several variations to the Swing offense.

Wisconsin Swing Offense ... Legendary Bo Ryan's Swing offense.

The Michigan State Sets/Plays animation is now posted.

Michigan State - Coach Tom Izzo - 27 Sets/Plays - now completed!
- 1-4 High Set Plays - Pick and Roll/ Post Iso, Hand-Off/Double-Screens, Hawk, and Triple-Screen
- Box Set Plays - Double Down-Screen, Screen the Screener
- ISO Plays - High-Post ISOs - ISO-4 and ISO-3, Low-Post ISO-5, and ISO-2
- Ball-Screen Plays - Back-screen Pick and Roll, Ball-screen with Down-Screen for O2, Two Ball-Screens, Slip-Reverse, Double Ball-Screen
- Zone Plays - Special, Special-2, Fist, Double, and 33
- Baseline Out-of-Bounds Plays - Screen the Inbounder, Double-Screen the Screener, Two Double-Screens
- Sideline Out-of-Bounds Plays - Line-1, Line-2, X-ISO, and Double-Slip

Stanford's Motion-Zone Offense ... attacking the 2-3 zone, simple enough for youth teams.

Quotes from Al McGuire ...great quotes from Coach McGuire. Submit your own quotes, files, plays, drills, etc.!

The Princeton Offense animation is now posted.

The Princeton Offense ... simplifying, taking the mystery out of this offense.

Another tactic for attacking the 2-3 zone defense ... skip pass gets the opposite low defender to "lift", then attack the baseline with the shot-fake and dribble.

When Individual Instruction Goes Too Far by Tom Emma... personal coaches, personal trainers...

Side-Low play and animation... a new sideline play when the ball is even or below the free-throw line.

Baseline out-of-bounds 2-3 zone play Missouri added to "Out-of-Bounds Plays vs the 2-3 Zone".

Seven Major Reasons Why Games Are Lost

"Raider" 1-4 High Offense (has continuity) added to the 1-4 Stack Offense article and animation.

Individual Shooting Work-Out... players can use this work-out for individual shooting practice.

A new 5-on-5 scrimmaging tip.

Baseline out-of-bounds plays "Utah-1" and "Utah-2" added to "More Pretty Good Plays".

Have fun in your drive-way this summer. Several fun pick-up games are described...

Updated!  The Flex Offense has been updated, improved - with more details and a new "High-Flex" delay offense.

Added 2-3 zone offense plays "UCLA" and "UCLA-22".

"Attacking Junk Defenses"... attacking the triangle-and-2, box-and-1, and others.

"Runner"... another new play sideline out-of-bounds play. You can run this from deep in the corner.

March 14, 2009 - Added two new out-of-bounds plays "Box Wide 2" to Out-of-Bounds Box Plays, and "Cross" to More Pretty Good Out-of-Bounds Plays - (version 3.03)

March 9, 2009 - Added new play "Tiger" to 3-2 Motion Offense Plays (advanced) - (version 3.02)

March 8, 2009 - Added new play "Elevator" to 2-Series (plays for your shooting guard) - (version 3.01)

March 7, 2009 - new Intro-splash page added to the Deluxe CD, Playbook & Animations, and the Playbook - (version 3.00)

February 10, 2009 - Added sideline out-of-bounds play "35" to Sideline Out-of-Bounds Plays - (version 2.94)

February 9, 2009 - Updated 2-3 Zone Offense... added "Zone-I" for creating more dribble-penetration - (version 2.93)

February 1, 2009 - Added baseline out-of-bounds play "Hokie" to More Pretty Good Out-of-Bounds Plays - (version 2.92)

January 21, 2009 - Added two articles by Tom Emma, "Basketball In-Season Strength Training", and "Athletic Development - are we pushing our young athletes too fast?" - (version 2.91)

December 24, 2008 - Added all the pdf files (a pdf file for each page) for cleaner printed documents to the Playbook and Playbook & Animations downloads - version 2.90. This upgrade does not affect the Deluxe CD and download as the pdf files are already included there.

December 14, 2008 - Added new play "Buckeye" and animation. - (version 2.89)

November 19, 2008 - Added our 3-2 Motion Offense and animation... key to our success over recent years. - (version 2.88)

November 6, 2008 - Added the twenty-one "Dribble-Drive Motion Offense Drills" article to the CD and downloads, and website (partial). - (version 2.87)

September 15, 2008 - Added the "UCLA High-Post Offense" article and animation to the CD and downloads (not on the web-site). - (version 2.86)

September 1, 2008 - Added the "The Recovery Snack" article from fitness-conditioning expert Tom Emma, on what to eat after a hard work-out (version 2.85).

June 2, 2008 - Added a detailed "Triangle Offense" animation to the CD and downloads (not on the web-site). This animation shows the many ways to establish the triangle set, multiple options (including options off the triangle set, post options, options off the weakside two-man game, and options off the strong-side two-man game), and important concepts on reading and reacting to the defense. This animation will really help you and your players to understand the Triangle offense, while taking the mystery out of it. - (version 2.84)

May 26, 2008 - Added the "Triangle Offense" article to the CD and downloads (not on the web-site). - (version 2.83)

May 20, 2008 - Updated "Supplements" to include a discussion on the use of human growth hormone (HCG) by athletes - (version 2.82)

May 18, 2008 - Added "Basketball Coaching in the Off-Season" (version 2.81)

May 12, 2008 - Added pdf files (for printing) to the Player's CD (version 3.00)

May 12, 2008 - Added "Memphis Breakdown Drills" to the CD, downloads, and upgrades only (version 2.80)

May 1, 2008 - Updated "1-3-1 Zone Defense" and animation (version 2.79)

April 29, 2008 - Updated "2-3 Zone Defense" and animation (version 2.78)

April 17, 2008 - New Coach's Clipboard Basketball Store. Come in and browse! If you like the free content on the web-site, please consider our store when you are in need of basketball DVD's, books, equipment, apparel, shoes, clipboards, and many other items. Thanks!

March 23, 2008 - Added "Miami" play and animation (version 2.77)

March 9, 2008 - Added "Wissel's Shooting Series", a set of shooting articles by Hal Wissel. New articles include "Coaching Shooting", "Shooting Mechanics", "Confidence and Rhythm", "Correcting Shooting Errors", "Developing a Quick Release", "3-Point Shooting, Rhythm and Range", "Shooting Free-Throws", "Shooting a Hook Shot", "Basic Lead-Up ShootingDrills", and "Off the Dribble Shooting Drills" (version 2.76)

March 6, 2008 - Added "Shooting a Hook Shot" by Hal Wissel (version 2.75)

February 24, 2008 - Added the "Dribble-Drive Motion Offense" and animation (version 2.74)

February 16, 2008 - Added "35" play and animation to Attacking the 1-3-1 Zone Defense (version 2.73)

February 16, 2008 - Added "OSU" play and animation (version 2.72)

February 14, 2008 - Added "Chicago" zone play to 2-3 Zone Plays and updated the animation (version 2.71)

January 20, 2008 - Completely revised "Attacking the 1-3-1 Zone Defense" with three offensive sets and new set plays, and updated the animation (version 2.70)

January 13, 2008 - Added "Triangle Defense" for defending a star perimeter player (version 2.69)

January 6, 2008 - Added animation for "Pack Line Defense" (version 2.68)

December 30, 2007 - Added language translation function (Google) to the web-site, enabling the web-site to be viewed in multiple languages.

December 23, 2007 - Added review of Jay Wolf's "Star-Shooter Program"... http://www.coachesclipboard.net/StarShooterReview.html.

December 3, 2007 - Added "3-Man Half-Court Weave and Shooting/Close-Out Drill" to Weave Passing Drills (version 2.67).

November 18, 2007 - Added "More Fast-Break, Transition Offense Drills" from Coach Sar (version 2.66).

October 18, 2007 - Added new play "Stack-2" to Sideline Out-of-Bounds Plays" and updated the animation (version 2.65).

October 3, 2007 - Added drill "Charge/Loose-Ball Drill" to Hustle Drills (version 2.64).

September 3, 2007 - Added play "W4" to Weave-Screen Plays and updated the animation (version 2.63).

August 29, 2007 - Added "Pack Line Defense" (version 2.62).

August 13, 2007 - Added "Athletics and the Student Athlete" by Tom Emma (version 2.61).

July 29, 2007 - Added "The Basketball Assistant Coach" (version 2.60).

July 6, 2007 - Added out-of-bounds plays "40-3", "40-2" and "Flat-2" to 4-Low OB Plays, and updated animation (version 2.59).

May 11, 2007 - Added "Teaching by Progression" (version 2.58).

May 10, 2007 - Updated "Shell Drill, Half-Court Defense Drills" and added three new "live" drills (version 2.57).

April 18, 2007 - Updated "Tenets of Team Man-to-Man Defense" and added a long-awaited detailed animation (version 2.56).

April 14, 2007 - Added the "Amoeba Defense" and animation (version 2.55).

April 13, 2007 - Added "Rebound-Outlet-Repost Drill" to Post Player Breakdown Drills (version 2.54).

April 12, 2007 - Added "Side-Fist" (trapping defense) to Tenets of Team Man-to-Man Defense (version 2.53).

April 8, 2007 - Added three practice plans (first season practice, a mid-season practice, and a tournament-time practice) to Planning Practices (version 2.52).

April 4, 2007 - Added "Arizona and Back" to Basketball Plays for Your Shooting Guard (the 2-Series) and updated the animation (version 2.51).

April 2, 2007 - Added several options to the "Zone-2" 1-2-2 zone offense... "back", "middle cut", "back with skip pass", and "flex cut" options. Animation also updated (version 2.50).

April 1, 2007 - Added "Scissors" to 1-4 Low Stack offense and animation (version 2.49).

March 26, 2007 - Added "Georgetown", "G-town and Back", "Hoyas", and "Hoyas-21" to 1-4 Stack offense and animation (version 2.48).

March 25, 2007 - Added 1-4 Low Stack "Double-Cross" play and animation (version 2.47).

March 18, 2007 - Added "Wisconsin" play and animation (version 2.46).

March 17, 2007 - Updated "End of Game Defense" (version 2.46).

March 14, 2007 - Added "Building a Basketball Program". Detailed article on how to build your school's basketball program (version 2.45).

March 11, 2007 - Added "Basketball Coaching Philosophy". Detailed article on developing your own style of coaching (version 2.44).

March 8, 2007 - Added "51-Curl" play for the "4-Out Motion Offense", and animation. (version 2.43).

March 1, 2007 - Updated "4-Out Motion Offense" to include tips on how to counter-act teams that double-team our low post player. (version 2.42).

February 27, 2007 - Updated "91" and added "94" and "95" plays to the "90-Series", and updated the animation (version 2.41).

February 26, 2007 - Added baseline out-of-bounds play "Gator" to "More Out-Of-Bounds Plays", and updated the animation (version 2.40).

February 25, 2007 - Added "Feeding the Low Post Passing and Shooting Drills" on the "Guard-Breakdown Drills" page (version 2.39).

February 24, 2007 - Updated the "Close Seam and Recover" drills on the "Man-to-Man Defense Drills" page to include a 2-on-2 option and also a "roll-out" option (version 2.39).

February 22, 2007 - Added baseline out-of-bounds play "Wildcat" to "4-Low Out-Of-Bounds Plays", and updated the animation (version 2.38).

February 18, 2007 - Added the "1-Series" of plays (for your point guard O1), and animation (version 2.37).

February 12, 2007 - Added the "2-Series" of plays (for your shooting guard O2), and animation (version 2.36).

February 11, 2007 - Added "Redhawk" plays and animation (version 2.35).

January 28, 2007 - Added "Escaping the Trap" (version 2.34).

January 23, 2007 - Added "2-1-2 High-Post Offense" and animation (version 2.33).

January 23, 2007 - Updated "Defensive 1-on-1 Drills", adding a drill for defending in the open court ("Speed-Dribble at Run With Drill") (version 2.33).

January 21, 2007 - Updated "Attacking the Box and 1", with more for when either O2 or O1 is your star (version 2.32).

January 20, 2007 - Added "UConn" play and animation to 2-3 Zone Plays (version 2.32).

January 20, 2007 - Added "5-Out Zone Offense" and animation (version 2.31).

January 16, 2007 - Added all the pdf files (a pdf file for each page) for cleaner printed documents (Deluxe CD only, version 2.30).

December 30, 2006 - Updated "Match-up Press", including discussion on "run & jump", "run & double", and cut & double". Added "2-on-2 Run and Jump" drill to "Match-up Press Drills" (version 2.20).

December 21, 2006 - The animated play diagrams on the Deluxe CD and downloads can now be re-sized up to full-screen size (version 2.19).

December 21, 2006 - Updated, improved 1-3-1 Offense and animation. (version 2.18).

December 17, 2006 - Added "Full-Court Buzzer-Beaters" with "Maryland", "Split", "Hail Mary", and "Duke". Grouped half-court buzzer-beater plays into "Half-Court Buzzer Beaters", which includes "DePaul", "Chicago", "Pairs", "Stack", and "Line-1". (version 2.17).

December 16, 2006 - Added "Zone Rebounding" (version 2.16).

December 14, 2006 - Added "Sideline Plays" with old plays "Box-1" and "Box-2", and five new plays including "Circle", "Stack", "Pairs", "Line-1", and "Line-2" (version 2.15).

December 10, 2006 - Added "Coaching Forms" with stats sheets, shot charts, scouting forms, player eval, practice planner, appendix, etc. now all available in three formats - MS Word, Flash and pdf (version 2.14).

December 3, 2006 - Added "MSU" play and animation. Updated Guard Breakdown Shooting Drills. (version 2.13).

November 30, 2006 - Web-site graphics and colors revised, giving the entire web-site a new, more friendly "look".

November 22, 2006 - Added "2-on-1 Continuous Transition Drill" (version 2.12).

November 18, 2006 - Revised all the passing drill pages and condensed them into the following pages: Fast-Break Passing Drills, Full-Court Weave Passing Drills, More Full-Court Passing Drills, Half-Court Passing Drills, and Press-Break Passing Drill (version 2.11).

November 12, 2006 - Updated Guard Breakdown Shooting Drills. Added "2-on-2 Cut and Double Drill" to Match-up Full-Court Press Drills. Added "Skip Pass, Deny Cutter Drill" and "Skip Pass, Box-Out Back-side Drill" to Man-to-Man Defense Breakdown Drills. Updated Rebounding 2-on-2 Drills (version 2.10).

November 11, 2006 - Added "Back" option to 3-2 Weave-Screen Plays and animation (version 2.10).

November 9, 2006 - Added "45" and "54" to 2-3 Zone Plays and updated animation (version 2.09).

November 5, 2006 - Added 5-on-0, 5-Trips Drill and updated Secondary Numbered Break and Planning Practices (version 2.09).

November 4, 2006 - Added "Corners-52" to 2-3 Zone Plays, revised Attacking the 2-3 Zone (and animation), and updated Zone Offense (version 2.08).

November 2, 2006 - Added 2-3 Zone Offense Plays and animation (version 2.08).

October 29, 2006 - Updated Team Shooting Drills, 2-Man Shooting Drills and Full-Court Dribbling Moves Drills (version 2.07).

October 23, 2006 - Updated, improved and/or consolidated all of the out-of-bounds plays and pages, including all the animations. (version 2.07).

October 19, 2006 - Updated "3-2 Slip Play" (version 2.06).

October 19, 2006 - "32 Reverse", "Red-White-Blue", "Play 23" all consolidated into "32 Motion Plays", and animation updated (version 2.06).

October 8, 2006 - Added "Guard Breakdown Shooting Drills" (version 2.06).

October 8, 2006 - Revised the old "Post Power Drills" as "Post Player Breakdown Drills" including a more complete listing of drills, including drills for the short corner and high post. (version 2.06).

October 8, 2006 - Revised the old 3LineLayUps.html page (now LayupDrills.html) and added the "2-minute lay-up drill" and "2-line lay-up drill" (version 2.06).

October 5, 2006 - Added "53" to the 3-Out, 2-In Motion Plays page and updated the animation (version 2.06).

October 5, 2006 - Updated Man-To-Man Pressure Defense page (version 2.06).

Sept 30, 2006 - Added "6 In-A-Row" drill and "Guts Free-Throws" to the Free-Throw Shooting Drills page (version 2.05).

Sept 30, 2006 - Updated "1-2-2 Zone Offense" to include "zone-2", "45" and "54" (version 2.05).

Sept 24, 2006 - Added "3-Man Full-Court Weave with 3-Point Shot Option" drill to the 3-Man Passing Drills page (version 2.05).

Sept 24, 2006 - Added "Loyola-2" play to the Loyola page and updated the animation (version 2.04).

Sept 17, 2006 - Added "High-2" and "High-3" plays to the 3-2 Hi-Lo Plays page and updated the animation (version 2.04).

Sept 10, 2006 - Added "Texas" play and animation (version 2.04).

Sept 4, 2006 - Updated instructions to include tip on how to print the entire playbook, or sections of the playbook, at once... rather than separately printing each page individually (version 2.03).

July 31, 2006 - Updated entire Deluxe CD to auto adjust for user's screen resolution (version 2.03).

July 27, 2006 - Updated "Motion Offense" (version 2.02).

July 15, 2006 - CSS print files added to allow for standardized printing, regardless of the user's screen resolution or browser (version 2.02).

July 5, 2006 - Added "Loyola" play & animation (version 2.01)

June 25, 2006 - Added "Kentucky" plays & animation (version 2.01)

June 17, 2006 - Major Upgrade... new format. Also added "80-60-40 Press Offense and Animation, "Selecting Your Press Offense(s)", "Selecting Your Press Defense(s)", "Selecting a Few Plays", "Teaching Fundamentals", and "Numbered Break" updated (version 2.00)

June 6, 2006 - Added "Match-up Press Defenses" article & animation, "Match-up Press Drills", "Selecting Your Offense(s)", "Selecting Your Defense(s)" (version 1.06)

April 16, 2006 - All new animations for "4-Out Motion Offense", including "4-High" and "4-Low" sets, and many play animations added (Big Series, Topside & Counter, 53, 34, 14, 13 & 24, Black. (version 1.05)

April 16, 2006 - A complete redo and update of "4-Out Motion Offense", including a complete 4-out offense with "4-High" and "4-Low" sets, and many plays added (Big Series, Topside & Counter, 53, 34, 14, 13 & 24, Black. (version 1.05)

March 29, 2006 - Updated "Post Moves" (version 1.04)

March 13, 2006 - Updated "Rebounding Tips" (version 1.03)

March 9, 2006 - Added "Flex Offense" (version 1.02)

March 9, 2006 - Added "Flex Offense" animation (version 1.02)

February 26, 2006 - Added 2-on-1 and 3-on-2 defense to "Transition Defense" (version 1.01)

January 1, 2006 - Added "Corners-52" to "4-Out Zone Offense" and animation.

January 1, 2006 - Updated "The Hook Shot"

January 1, 2006 - Updated "Close-Out Drills"

December 11, 2005 - Updated "Attacking the Defender" (1-on-1 and 2-on-1 drills)

December 03, 2005 - Updated "Man-to-Man Pressure Defense" (added "Red" option)

October 30, 2005 - Updated "Low Post Offensive Drills"

October 30, 2005 - Updated "Team Shooting Drills"

October 9, 2005 - New "4-Out Zone Offense"

October 9, 2005 - New "4-Out Zone Offense" Animation

Sept 25, 2005 - Updated "4-Corners Delay Offense" and added new animation.

Sept 25, 2005 - Updated "Motion Offense Drills"

Sept 25, 2005 - Updated "Press Break Passing Drill"

August 27, 2005 - New "1-2-2 Viking Half-Court Press"

August 27, 2005 - New "1-2-2 Viking Half-Court Press" Animation

July 1, 2005 - Updated "Attacking the Full-Court Press"

July 1, 2005 - Updated "Footwork Fundamentals"

July 1, 2005 - Updated "Learning the Jump Stop"

June 24, 2005 - Updated "Man-to-Man Pressure Defense"

May 29, 2005 - Added "Quote of the day" to Players CD

May 29, 2005 - Added "Quote of the day" to Deluxe CD

May 29, 2005 - Added Coach Gels audio intros to Players CD

May 29, 2005 - Added Coach Gels audio intros to Deluxe CD

May 3, 2005 - Updated "Box and 1 Offense" Animation

April 30, 2005 - Updated "Man-to-Man Pressure Defense"

April 30, 2005 - Updated "Basic Man-to-Man Defense"

April 30, 2005 - Updated "Box and 1 Offense"

April 25, 2005 - Updated "Pre-game"

April 24, 2005 - Updated "Rebounding"

April 24, 2005 - New - "Quotes"

April 23, 2005 - Updated "Practice Plan"

April 23, 2005 - Updated "1-4 Stack" and added "42"

April 23, 2005 - Updated "1-4 Stack" Animation

March 30, 2005 - Audio added to video clips on CDs

March 20, 2005 - New - "4-on-4-on-4 Transition Drill"

March 20, 2005 - New "The Hook Shot"

March 20, 2005 - Added new "Free-Throw Shooting Drills"

March 20, 2005 - Updated – "1-on-1 Defense Drill"

March 20, 2005 - Updated "Hustle Drills"

March 10, 2005 - New "90 Series"

March 10, 2005 - New "90 Series" Animation

Feb 21, 2005 - New - "Team Shooting Drills"

Feb 19, 2005 - New - "Tight Chairs Dribbling Drills"

Jan 9, 2005 - , 2005 - New – "Fast Break Drills"

Jan 2005 - All video clips converted to Flash format

Nov 29, 2004 - New "OB Play Box-Around"

Nov 29, 2004 - New "OB Play Box-Around" Animation

Nov 29, 2004 - New "OB Play 3-Down"

Nov 29, 2004 - New "OB Play 3-Down" Animation

Nov 28, 2004 - Updated "Press Breaker" Animation

Nov 11, 2004 - Added new "OB Plays vs 2-3 Zone"

Oct 31, 2004 - New – "Weave-Screen Plays"

Oct 31, 2004 - New – "Weave-Screen Plays" Animation

Oct 31, 2004 - New – "Blazer"

Oct 31, 2004 - New – "Blazer" Animation

Oct 14, 2004 - New - "Man-to-Man Defense Breakdown Drills"

Oct 14, 2004 - Updated - "Learning How to Shoot"

Oct 14, 2004 - Updated - "Outside Perimeter Moves"



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