Basketball Coaching - General TopicsBy Dr. James Gels, from the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook
Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma
There are many facets to coaching basketball. The articles linked below will hopefully give you a good foundation, or the building blocks needed in your becoming a good basketball coach. Becoming a basketball coach is a process, not something static. Good coaches keep an open mind and are constantly learning new things, and are not content to "stand pat" with what they know. This learning is multi-faceted... not just learning new offenses, defenses, plays, etc, but also learning how to better teach fundamentals, how to motivate, how to get along with others, how to deal with players, parents, fans, and how to build your program.
Bob Knight: Knight School - Teaching Coaches How to Coach
with Bob Knight, former head coach at Texas Tech and Indiana University; 4X National Coach of the Year.
Teaching Basketball Fundamentals... the fundamentals that players need to master to become good players.
Teaching Basketball by Drill Progression... teaching basketball offenses and defenses by using breakdown drills (with examples).
How To Use "Check Downs" To Teach Half Court Offense... teaching players how to read the defense when running a play and choose the best option.
Spacing and Movement - Moving Without the Ball... what to do when you don't have the ball.
Where are all the Great Shooters?... why is there so much poor shooting nowadays?
4 Ways to Motivate Your Players... from Doug Campbell.
Creating a Master Practice Plan... by coach Mike May, owner of Practice Planner Live.
Selecting and Using Drills... a comprehensive listing of well-proven, established basketball drills.
Focus Your Practices on Impactful Skills & Drills that Win Games... important game skills needed for success and the necessary drills.
Practice Form... a handy practice form for organizing practices.
Selecting Offenses, Defenses, Plays, Strategy
Selecting Your Half-Court Defense(s)... choosing your half-court defense(s)... man-to-man defenses, zone defenses, combination "junk" defenses, half-court presses and traps, and how to defend inbounds plays.
Selecting Plays... selecting plays for attacking man-to-man defenses and zone defenses, out-of-bounds plays (baseline and sideline), special buzzer-beater plays, etc. An extensive, long list of plays is provided.
Selecting a Press Defense(s)... selecting and installing an effective press defense. Included are a full-court man-to-man pressure defense, zone presses, match-up press defenses, half-court presses and traps, and deny presses.
Selecting Your Press Offense(s)... selecting and teaching your press offenses... tips on transition offense, attacking the press, specific press breakers and secondary breaks.
Game-time Tips and Strategy
Game Coaching, Strategy... court-side tips... game plan, tempo, defense, pressing, using time-outs, substituting, yelling at players, dealing with officials, specific game strategies.
Why Games Are Lost... seven major reasons why games are lost.
Reducing Turnovers... getting a handle on turnovers.
Defensive Intensity - Charting Deflections... turn up your defensive intensity.
Calculating OER and DER... offensive and defensive efficiency ratings.
Basketball Late-Season Tune-Up... Preparing for March Madness!
Conditioning, Nutrition, Drugs
How to Condition for Basketball... by Courtney Campbell.
Managing Long-Term Player Fatigue... by Thomas Emma, a former Duke player and graduate, with a Masters degree and specialty in sports conditioning.
Basketball In-Season Strength Training... by Thomas Emma, a former Duke player and graduate, with a Masters degree and specialty in sports conditioning.
Athletic Development - are we pushing our young athletes too fast?... by Thomas Emma, a former Duke player and graduate, with a Masters degree and specialty in sports conditioning.
When Individual Basketball Instruction Goes Too Far... having your own individual instructor or trainer.
What to Eat Before a Game or Practice... guidelines for what to eat before games and practices, and in general.
The Recovery Snack... what to eat after a hard workout.
About Food Supplements - Growth hormone (HCG), Creatine, Andro... should you, or not?
Coach's Guide for a Drug Free Basketball Team
From PGC Basketball
PGC Basketball Video Clips/Drills... several video clips of drills from 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.
Seven Key Concepts for Point Guards... by Dena Evans, PGC Basketball.
Don't Waste Your Time Getting Seen Before You Get Good... by Tyler Coston, PGC Basketball.
Season Ending Disappointment... from Dena Evans, PGC Basketball.
From Ganon Baker
Coaching Forms, Diagrams
Court Diagrams... half-court, full-court, USA and International.
Court Dimensions... court diagram with measurements, dimensions.
Basketball History, Terminology, Other Stuff
Professor Blood & the Wonder Teams... more great history.
Basketball's First Wizard... more about the legendary Professor Blood.
Basketball Terminology... the language of basketball.
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