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How to use this basketball playbook

Coaches... the Coach's Clipboard Basketball Playbook contains many articles, plays, drills, offenses and defenses (both full-court and half-court). Frankly, there is too much material here for any one team to incorporate. So what should you use with your team? What is your coaching philosophy? Are you coaching high school, or youth basketball?

Your team will need a half-court man-to-man offense, a zone offense, several plays, a few OB plays, and a press-breaker. Defensively, you must decide what your half-court defense is going to be (man-to-man or zone) and whether or not you want to use a press defense, either full-court or half-court.

Organizing practices, using drills, teaching fundamentals, coaching game-strategies are all vitally important things too. Start with the "Key Pages" and use the basketball playbook below to help select your offenses, defenses, plays, etc and to help organize this volume of material for you. The complete contents are located below (and in the left-hand menu).

Players... concentrate on the articles under "Player Tips" (menu) or "Player Development" (below). Read the articles on "Mental Aspects". Learn to handle the ball... see the video clips of dribbling drills (one and two-ball drills), dribble-moves, post-moves, as well as other fundamentals, on the Video Clips page.



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Basketball Playbook "Key Pages"

It might be tempting to make things too complicated with too much "stuff", too many plays, too many "junk defenses", etc. Develop a system that is effective, yet simple, that satisfies your coaching philosophy and the physical and athletic make-up of your team. Teach fundamentals... good players with sound basketball fundamentals will do more for winning games than a lot of "razzle-dazzle" coaching strategies. A good coach is a good teacher who can prepare and ready his/her team to compete. Good court-side strategy comes with experience and can help you win a few close ones.

All of the basketball articles, offenses, defenses, plays, drills, animations and video clips are on the CD!
   Selecting Your Half-Court Offense(s)
   Selecting Your Half-Court Defense(s)
   Selecting Your Press Defense(s)
   Selecting a Press Offense, Secondary Breaks
   Selecting Plays - Quick Hitters, Out-of-Bounds Plays
   Selecting and Using Drills
   Teaching Fundamentals
   Coaching Guidelines
   Your Coaching Philosophy
   Building a Basketball Program
   Teaching by Progression
   Planning Practices
   Pre-game Routine
   Game Strategy

Basketball Playbook Complete Contents

Key: (Z) = best vs zone, (M) = best vs man-to-man, (B) = vs both zone or man

Coaching

   Coaching Guidelines
   Your Coaching Philosophy
   Building a Basketball Program
   Teaching Methods
   Teaching by Progression
   How To Use "Check Downs" To Teach Half Court Offense
   The Assistant Coach
   Planning Practices
   Creating a Master Practice Plan
   Game Situation Skills and Drills
   Pre-Game Preparation
   Coaching, Game Strategy
   Why Games Are Lost
   Reducing Turnovers
   Defensive Intensity - Charting Deflections
   Basketball Late-Season Tune-Up - Preparing for March Madness!
   Preseason Checklist: Preparing for the Season
   Off-Season Coaching
   Off-Season Basketball Workouts
   Struggling Through a Losing Season
   Basketball Coaching Do's and Don'ts
   Coaching Youth Basketball
   Parent - Coach Relationships
   Pre-Season Tryouts
   Running a Basketball Clinic


Half-Court Defense

   Selecting Your Defense(s)
   Man-to-Man Pressure Defense
   Rick Torbett's Dynamic Defense
   Pack Line Defense
   Zone Defense
   2-3 (2-1-2) Zone Defense
   Coach Marshall's 2-3 Zone Defense
   Circle Defense
   Buzz - Twilight Zone Defense
   1-3-1 Zone Defense
   3-2 (1-2-2) Zone Defense
   Zone Rebounding
   Amoeba Defense
   SWARM Defense
   Point-Zone Defense
   Match-up Zone Defense
   1-3-1 Match-up Zone Defense
   1-2-2 Viking Half-Court Press
   2-2-1 Half-Court Press
   "Junk" Defenses
   Triangle Defense
   Last Second Defense
   Defending the Pick and Roll


Full-Court Defense

   Selecting a Press Defense(s)
   Transition Defense
   Match-up Press Defenses
   Run-and-Jump Press Defense
   Trapping with a Trailer Defender
   Pressure Defense, and "41-Deny"
   2-2-1 Zone Press
   3-1-1 Zone Press
   1-1-2-1 Zone Press
   1-2-1-1 (Diamond) Zone Press
   Coach Sar's 1-2-2 Zone Presses


Offensive Strategy

   Selecting Your Offense(s)
   Fundamental Precepts of Offensive Basketball
   Motion Offense Principles (B)
   Bob Hurley:Motion Offense (B)
   3-2 Motion Offense (M)
   4-Out, 1-In Motion Offense (B)
   Notes on the Dribble-Drive Motion Offense (M)
   Dribble-Drive Motion Offense - More! (M)
   Read and React Offense (B)
   3-Out Read and React Offense (B)
   Triangle Offense (M)
   High Low Triangle Offense (B)
   Pete Carril's Princeton Offense (M)
   Princeton Offense (B)
   Princeton Offense Plays (M)
   Pick and Roll Offense (M)
   Fred Hoiberg's Early Offense (M)
   John Wooden's UCLA Offense (M)
   Wisconsin Swing Offense (B)
   West Coast 1-4 Stack Offense
   Michigan-Style 2-Guard Offense (M)
   Hawk Offense (M)
   Horns Offense - A-Set Offense (B)
   2-3 High Patterned Offense (M)
   2-3 Offense (M)
   Blocker Mover Offense (M)
   T-Game Triple-Post Offense (B)
   Grinnell Offense (B)
   2-1-2 High-Post Offense (M)
   1-3-1 Offense (B)
   Open Post Double-Up Offense (B)
   Open Post (5-Out) Motion Offense (B)
   Shuffle Offense (M)
   Youth Swing Offense (B)
   Thunder Offense (M)
   Flex Offense (B) (M)
   4-Corners Delay Offense (B)


Zone Offense

   Basics of Zone Offense (Z)
   Screening the Zone (Z)
   Anchors Zone Offense (Z)
   Dribble-Drive Zone Offense (Z)
   Attacking the 2-3 (or 2-1-2) Zone (Z)
   Simple, Easy 2-3 Zone Attack (Z)
   2-3 Zone Offense Plays (Z)
   Stanford Motion-Zone Offense (Z)
   T-Game Triple-Post Offense (B)
   Attacking the 3-2 Zone (Z)
   Attacking the 1-2-2 Zone (Z)
   Attacking the 1-3-1 Zone Defense (Z)
   4-Out Zone Offense and Zone Plays (Z)
   5-Out Zone Offense (Z)
   Attacking the Box-and-1 Defense (Z)


Transition Offense

   Selecting Your Press Offense(s)
   Transition Offense
   Secondary Fast Break
   Coach Sar's Secondary Break
   Secondary Numbered Break
   3-Up Secondary Break
   80-60-40 Press Breakers
   Simple Press Breaker
   Flood Press Breaker
   Beating the Full Court Press
   Attacking the Full-Court Man-to-Man Press
   Attacking the 1-2-1-1 Press
   Four Across Press Breaker
   3-Up Press Breaker
   2-2-1 Press Breaker
   Half-Court Press Breakers


Offensive Plays

Also see 3-2 and 4-1 motion plays above
   Selecting a Few Plays
   90 Series (M)
   Big Series (M)
   1 Series (plays for your point guard) (B)
   2 Series (plays for your shooting guard) (B)
   50 Series (M)
   Simple 3-2 Motion Plays (youth teams) (M)
   3-2 Motion Plays (advanced) (M)
   4-Out, 1-In Motion Offense "High" Plays (M)
   4-Out, 1-In Motion Offense "Low" Plays (M)
   Michigan State Sets/Plays (B)
   Michigan State Tom Izzo's "Fist-Down" Zone Play (Z)
   Heat (M)
   America's Play (M)
   High Pick and Roll Set (M)
   Redhawk (M)
   Loyola (M)
   Michigan (M)
   Miami (B)
   Ohio (M)
   Buckeye (M)
   Demon (M)
   Blazer (M)
   West Coast 1-4 Stack Offense
   1-4 Offense (45, 41, G-town, Hoyas, 43, 93-Low) (M)
   1-4 Low Set (Pinball, Double-Cross, Scissors, Spurs)(M)
   3-On-3 Plays
   Opening Tip-Off Play


Out-of-Bounds Plays

   Sideline Plays
   OB Plays vs the 2-3 Zone
   "Box" Plays
   "Stack" Plays
   "4-Low" Plays
   More Pretty Good OB Plays
   Full-Court Buzzer Beaters
   Half-Court Buzzer Beaters
   Last Second Situations

Social

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Player Development

   Teaching Fundamentals
   Video Clip Library
   Footwork Fundamentals
   Offensive Tips
   Cutting and Faking
   Ball Handling
   Dribbling
   The Art of Passing
   The Lay-up
   Learning How to Shoot
   Coach Wissel's Shooting Series
   The Jump Shot
   The Hook Shot
   Outside Perimeter Moves
   Pro Guard Moves for Finishing Around the Basket
   Playing the Point Guard Position
   Inside, Post Moves
   Free Throw Shooting
   Setting Screens
   Moving Without the Ball
   Escaping from a Trap
   Transition Offense
   Practicing in the Off Season
   Individual Shooting Work-Out
   Defensive Tips
   Basic Defense
   Transition Defense
   Rebounding Tips
   The Student Athlete


Mental Aspects

   How to make the team...
   Things to think about...
   Attitude, the "Right Stuff"
   The exceptional player...
   Keys to Becoming a Great Player
   Things Good Basketball Players Do
   Basketball Tips: Being a Team Leader
   The "role" player...
   The Basketball IntelliGym

Drills

   Selecting, Using Drills
   Partner Drills


Defensive Drills

   1 on 1 Drills
   Close-Out-Drill
   Shell Drill, Half-Court Live Drills
   M2M Defense Breakdown Drills
   Breakdown Drills for Teaching the 2-3 Zone Defense
   1 on 1 Defensive Drills from Coach Costa
   Man-to-Man Positioning Drill
   Deny, Corner Trap Drill
   Take the Charge Drill
   Match-up Press Drills
   Z-Drill
   3-on-3 Defensive Drill


Offensive Drills

   Learning the Jump Stop
   Footwork Drills
   Screens, Pick Drills
   Motion Offense Drills
   Memphis Breakdown Drills
   Dribble-Drive Motion Offense Drills
   Drive and Kick Drill
   Transition Offense Drills
   Full-Court Transition Offense Drills
   1-on-1 and 2-on-1 Drills
   2-on-1 Continuous Transition Drill
   Michigan State Progressive Transition Drill
   Memphis Transition Drills
   Fast-Break Drills
   5-on-0 Full-Court Drills
   3-on-2, 3-on-3 Transition Drill
   4-on-4 Transition
   4-on-4-on-4 Transition
   5-on-4 Transition Scramble Drill
   Rebound-Outlet-Break Drill
   11-Man (and 7-Man) Drills
   Post Player Breakdown Drills
   50 Points Full-Court Drills
   Special Situation Drills

Dribbling Drills

   List of Stationary Circle Drills
   Stationary 1-Ball Dribbling Drills
   2-Ball Dribbling Drills
   Sideline Dribbling Drills
   Tight Chairs Dribbling Drills
   Full-Court Dribbling Moves Drill
   Dribble Tag Drills
   Video Clip Library


Passing Drills

   Fast-Break Passing Drills
   Full-Court Weave Passing Drills
   More Full-Court Passing Drills
   Basic Half-Court Passing Drills
   Press Break Passing Drill


Shooting Drills

   Team Shooting Drills
   Guard Breakdown Shooting Drills
   2 Man Shooting Drills
   Lay-up Drills
   Free Throw Shooting Drills
   Individual Shooting Work-Out

Rebounding, Loose Ball Drills

   Rebounding Box-Out Drills
   2 Man Drill
   War Drill
   Hustle Drills


Alan Stein's Strengthening & Conditioning Drills

   Alan Stein's Drills
   Warm-Up Drills
   Strengthening Drills
   Agility, Quickness & Reaction Drills
   Conditioning Drills
   Core Strengthening Drills
   Pre-Season Drills
   Drills for Ankles and Knees
   Stretching and Mobility Drills

Ganon Baker's Drills

   Ganon Baker's Basketball Drills
   Ganon Baker Interview

Tim Springer's Drills

   Guard Workouts
   Spartan Guard Skills Workout
   Spartan Skills Drills
   Shooting Guard Workout
   Forward Scoring Workout
   Spartan Gun Shooting Drills
   Team 3-Point Shooting Drills
   15 Point Per Game Workout
   College Point-Guard Workout
   Lebron James Scoring Workout
   Tony Parker Scoring Series
   Kevin Durant Scoring Workout
   Derrick Rose Scoring Workout
   Tim Duncan Scoring Series
   Manu Ginobili Scoring Series
   George Hill Scoring Series
   Defensive Rotations into Transition Drills
   Basketball Performance Training Drills
   Becky Hammon Floppy to Pick and Roll Drill
   Kyrie Irving Scoring Workout

Other Stuff

   Video Clip Library
   Animations Library
   Coaching Youth Basketball
   Coach's Clipboard Newsletter Archive
   Conditioning
   How to Condition for Basketball
   Vertical Jump Claims
   I-Jump Vertical Jump App for iPad and iPhone
   Managing Player Fatigue
   Basketball Strength Training
   Athletic Development
   When Individual Instruction Goes Too Far
   Why Doesn't Johnny Practice Any More?
   Small Basketball Players
   Dealing with Lack of Playing Time
   What To Eat
   The Recovery Snack
   Supplements (HCG, Creatine, Andro)
   Coach's Guide for a Drug Free Basketball Team
   Simple, Fun Driveway Games
   Point Guard College articles
   Meet Coach Keith Haske
   Information about College Basketball Scholarships
   Quotes - Motivational and Humorous
   Basketball History
   Basketball's First Wizard
   Professor Blood & the Wonder Teams
   Basketball Terminology
   Basketball Book Reviews
   Coaching Forms

Help, Instructions, Misc

   Website Help and Instructions
   Deluxe CD Instructions
   Player's CD Instructions
   Playbook & Animations Download Instructions
   Playbook Download Instructions
   About...
   The Basketball IntelliGym
   Shoot More Rebounding System
   Swish Video/DVD's
   Wissel's Shooting DVD's
   Blue Eagle Motion & Shuffle Animations
   Links
   Team Links
   Legal Notices

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