What's New? - Log of Updates

Ways to Use Your Experience as an Athlete to Motivate and Inspire Others - by Sarah Daren.

Athlete Burnout and Mental Fatigue - by Sarah Daren.

The "Dream Shake" post move, and the inside, post "crab-dribble".

Video from Ganon Baker on how to get kids started in basketball.

Evaluating the Many Types of Mentorships in Sports - by Sarah Daren.

5 Ways Coaches Can Help Their Student Athletes in the Classroom - by Sarah Daren.

Illinois Horns Post-up Play

5 Ways Coaches Can Help Injured Players Recover - by Sarah Daren.

Importance of Teaching Young Athletes to Give Back to Their Communities - by Sarah Daren.

How Youth Sports Can Positively Impact Low-Income Neighborhoods - by Sarah Daren.

How Cross-Training and Proper Diet Can Provide a Competitive Edge in High School Sports - by Sarah Daren.

How to Maximize Fundraising Efforts for Your Youth Sports Team - by Sarah Daren.

Trapping the Low Post

Paul Murray's 21 Full Court Press

Coaching Young Players with Speech Issues - by Sarah Daren.

New Kansas Zone Play #8

10 College Majors for Students Looking for a Career in Sports - by Sarah Daren.

Six Tips for Being an Excellent Youth Coach - by Sarah Daren.

Pre-game Warm-up Drills

Social Work Tips That Can Positively Impact Your Coaching Ability - by Sarah Daren.

How Accessible are U.S. Youth Sports - by Sarah Daren.

Why Athletes Should Focus on Nutrition to Reduce Injuries - by Sarah Daren.

You Didn't Go Pro, Now What? - by Sarah Daren.

Why Not Think About a Degree in Sports Journalism - by Sarah Daren.

How to Pursue a Career in Sports Media - by Sarah Daren.

Staying in the World of Sports After Your Athletic Career is Over - by Sarah Daren.

Should Student Athletes be Paid? - by Sarah Daren.

Competition in Drills, Your Greatest Tool to Improve Execution - by Mike May.

Two horns plays used by Bill Self (Kansas) and Hubert Davis (North Carolina):
Kansas Horns Flare and Carolina Horns Double Ball-screen.

Pistol actions - for early offense.

MSU Clear - Baseline OB play - from Tom Izzo.

The Future of Personal Branding in College Sports - from Sarah Daren.

The Impact of a Great Coach in Youth Sports - from Sarah Daren.

"Shocker" Play - from Gregg Marshall.

Vanderveer Backdoor Layup Drill - from Hall of Famer Tara Vanderveer.

Pre-season Middle School/Youth Practice Plan - for helping youth coaches get started.

"Wolverine" Pick and Roll Play - used by U of Mich.

Turning Your Backyard into a Basketball Court

How to Enhance Basketball Abilities off the Court - by Bill Brown

Taking The Charge - Tips and Drills - updated.

Two new strategies for attacking the Box-and-1 - flare-screen and dribble hand-off actions.

5-Out Quick Hitters - play actions for the open post offense.

Positionless Basketball - some thoughts.

"Zipper" and "Iverson" cuts - 2 important cuts for perimeter players.

"Screen your own" and Cut-screen" - 2 less-familiar screens.

Floppy Screen and Plays - using the floppy screen.

How to Prevent Hazing in High School Sports - by Sarah Daren.

Slam Motion Offense - simple approach to motion offense.

Do You Need an Advanced Degree to Pursue a Career in Exercise Science? - by Sarah Daren

Top 5 Mistakes Basketball Players Make When They Workout - by Paris Davis

How to Maximize Basketball Skill Development - by Bill Brown

Why Wearing Proper Footwear Matters - by Aaron Connolly

Tips for Short Post Players - "separation instead of confrontation."

7 Basic Actions of the Princeton Offense
Also see this excellent new online program from Quinn McDowell, "Mastering the Princeton Offense".

BYU Cougars Plays - from Lason Perkins.

How Coaches Keep Students Engaged During Online Schooling - from Sarah Daren.

How to Become a Better Coach During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Player Workouts During the Coronovirus Pandemic... workout while social distancing.

"Wolf" back-tip drill - back-tipping is an important press fundamental.

How Youth Coaches Can Prepare Players for High School Basketball - from Kyle Ohman

4-Out Offense Baseline "Runner" Option

Baseline OB play "Stack-6"

Attacking the Pack Line Defense - updated complete article.

"Lynx" - another Horns play from Cheryl Reeve.

How to Improve Your Vertical - by Ryan Thomas.

4-Second Box Transition Drill - from Butler Coach Lavall Jordan.

4-Out Offense "High" - High Post Option

Dribble-Drive Set Plays - "One-X and "Four-X"

Simple 3-2 Motion Plays - "Blue, "Red" and "Reverse" - 3 new simple (youth) plays.

Auriemma Strong Set Offense - from Geno Auriemma.

The Princeton Offense - updated showing basic movements.

Teaching the "Split-Step" - will this replace triple threat?

How to Use Your Post Player in the 4-Out Offense

Continuity Ball-screen Offense - 2 offenses are presented.

Auriemma 3-on-0 Transition Drill - from Geno Auriemma.

Man Defense Special Traps - "Red" and "Side-Fist" - trapping the point guard and the wing.

"My Turn" vs "Our Turn" Basketball Players - by Ryan Thomas.

Tips to Dominate Tryouts - by Ryan Thomas.

Baseline OB play "Dallas"

How to Build a Basketball Program - updated.

Motion Offense (Blocker Mover) Screening Drills - breakdown drills for motion offenses and the blocker-mover offense.

Read and React Offense Breakdown Drills

Basketball Coaching 101 - How to use Coach's Clipboard Basketball Playbook

Bionic Technology in Sports: Changing the Game for Sports Injuries - by Sarah Daren.

New Horns play "Horns Flex"... using the Horns set.

Shot Clock in High School Basketball - Yes or No?

What Student-Athletes Need to Know About Vaping - by Sarah Daren.

How to Motivate Your Team Throughout the Season - by Austin Winder.

Cherry Picking Offense - from Tyler Whitcomb.

Press Inbounds Deny Drills - how to force turnovers from Tyler Whitcomb.

5 Tools For Coaches Who Want Their Athletes To Do Better In Class - from Sarah Daren.

OB Play "Bearcat"... using a 4-low set.

Jim Boeheim's Gun Shooting Drills (video)... from Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim.

Pick and Roll Video - Larry Bird, Red Auerbach on the pick and roll and options.

Can Alternative Health Improve Athletic Performance? - from Sarah Daren.

4-1 Chameleon Defense - unusual 4-1 half-court junk (special) defense from Tyler Whitcomb.

The Horns Elevation Offense - a new offense that uses the Horns-set, from Tyler Whitcomb.

Elevator play (video) - Horns-set play from Tyler Whitcomb and his new "Elevation" offense.

John Beilein's Gun Shooting Drills (video) - from Coach John Beilein.

Euro Step video... from elite trainer Ganon Baker.

"Baylor"... baseline OB play similar to a play run by Kim Mulkey, head coach 2019 NCAA Champions Baylor.

"Pistons"... sideline buzzer beater play from NBA coach Dwane Casey.

Lay-ups, Finishing at the Hoop... simple lay-ups, reverse, inside-hand, pro hop, floater, two-footed lay-ups.

Defending ball-screens (pick and roll) - "Under", "Over", "Jump-Switch", "Ice", attack the ball techniques.

Ganon Baker's Pivot and Pass Footwork Drills - (video).

1-4 Offense Play "Illini" - a Lou Henson play for the 1-4 set offense.

5-on-3 Transition Defense Drill - from Greg McDermott (Creighton).

"Zip-Loop-Hammer" - another play to use with your 1-4 set.

Bob Huggins' Shooting Drills (video) - from former West Virginia University Coach Bob Huggins.

Best Educational Programs for Young Athletes - from Sarah Daren.

Double Stack Offense/Plays - several m2m, zone and OB plays.

Bo Ryan's Swing Offense Plays - Bo Ryan's plays for the swing offense.

Sports and Exercise Tips for Students - from Sarah Daren.

Bob Huggins 4-on-4 plus 1 Defensive Drill - teach defenders how to rotate quickly when at a numbers disadvantage.

Sherri Coale's Shooting Drills - 8 drills from Oklahoma Head Coach Sherri Coale.

Pick and Roll Drills - a set of drills from TCU Coach Jamie Dixon.

Updated. Defensive Close-Outs and Drills.

Are We Teaching Closeouts The Best Way - by "The Speed Guy" Lee Taft.

How Sports and Exercise Impact Your Health and Well-being - from Sarah Daren.

Basketball Speed Starts with Stopping - by "The Speed Guy" Lee Taft.

Horns Play "Suns" - another Horns play from the Phoenix Suns.

Sideline OB Play "Celtics" - the Celtics used to run this sideline play.

Emotional Intelligence Can Help Athletes in Sports - from Sarah Daren.

Defensive Lane Slide Drills - essential footwork skills/drills for playing great defense.

Notes on the Read and React Zone Offense - modifying the R&R offense for zones.

6 Benefits of Playing Sports in School - from Sarah Daren.

Muffet McGraw's Princeton Shooting Drills (video)... videos of Coach McGraw's Princeton shooting drills.

5 Benefits of Playing Sports Abroad - from Sarah Daren.

Tips for Better Passing - how to improve your team's passing.

Tom Izzo's Shooting Drills (video)... videos of some of Coach Izzo's favorite shooting drills.

Taking Good Shots - Shot Selection - the importance of getting good shots.

Bill Self's Shooting Drills (video)... videos of Coach Self's favorite drills using the Shoot-A-Way Gun.

Updated. The Amoeba Defense.

5 Ways Youth Sports can Boost Mental Health - from Sarah Daren.

5 Benefits of Coaching Youth Athletics - from Sarah Daren.

How to Plan for a New Season

4 Technology Resources That Athletes Can Utilize for Better Performance - from Sarah Daren.

4 Ways to Inspire Kids to Exercise - from Sarah Daren.

The Importance of Good Health and Nutrition for Athletes - from Sarah Daren.

The Pros and Cons of Athletes using Social Media - from Sarah Daren.

Updated. The Assistant Basketball Coach.

4 Benefits of Coaching Into Old Age - from Sarah Daren.

Engaging Special-Needs Kids in Athletics - from Wiley Humphrey.

Updated. Basketball Court Dimensions

Should You Go Back to School for Your Coaching Degree?... by Sarah Daren.

Purdue 3-on-3 Defensive Drill... a competitive 3-on-3 defensive drill (with video) from coach Matt Painter.

1-4 High "Aggie"... play from coach Steve Forbes with great hi-lo options (with video).

Key Elements/Principles in Attacking the 2-3 Zone Defense... important observations after watching the Syracuse - Duke NCAA game.

Importance of Athletic Scholarships - from Sarah Daren.

Top Sports Trends of 2018 - from Sarah Daren.

Mavs Drill for teaching post rotation on guard dribble-penetration.

Maintaining Student-Athlete Stress Levels - from Sarah Daren.

Six new Box-Set plays - Iso plays "Wally" and "Iso-2", Pick and Roll plays "Box-52" and "Box-WBS", and Post Plays "Box-45" and "Box-15" .

Full-Court Buzzer-Beater Play "Lion"... 4 seconds or less.

How Geno Auriemma Wants to Play 1-on-1 Defense (video).

4 Tips for Athletes Looking to Transfer Schools - from Sarah Daren.

2-Foot Finishes at the Rim (video) - from Danielle Viglione.

1 and 2-Ball Dribbling Drills (video) - from Danielle Viglione.

Updated. Breakdown Drills for Teaching the Pack Line Defense... a number of new drills used by coach Chris Mack.

Avoiding Drug Abuse in Adolescence Through Athletics - from Sarah Daren.

4-Out Offense Gator action.

2-3 Offense Cyclone action.

5 Reasons Why Coaches Make Great Teachers - from Sarah Daren.

Costs of School Athletics Is Increasing: 4 Things You Must Know - from Sarah Daren.

Xavier Competitive Toughness Drills... drills used by coach Chris Mack.

3-on-3 League Rebounding Drill... a new video clip drill from Bradley coach Brian Wardle.

Jay Wright 1-2-2 Press Rules... a new video clip from Villanova Coach Jay Wright.

"Lobo" and "24"... two new 1-4 high stack plays.

Circle Trap Drill... a great new drill from coach Larry Shyatt.

Plays That Use the Horns Set... six new Horns plays added.

3 Stack plays for attacking the 2-3 zone... from Vanderbilt Head Coach Bryce Drew (video only).

Geno Auriemma discusses 2-on-1 Transition Defense with a new drill (video).

Calculating OER and DER... offensive and defensive efficiency ratings.

Seven Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports - from Adam Eyal.

Coaching 101: 4 Ways to Promote Leadership - from Sarah Daren.

Two new plays for attacking the 2-3 zone: "West" and "X-Screen Lob"... with video.

Tips on offensive rebounding - the spin move and the swim move... with video.

Auriemma Uptempo Layup Drills... with video from Geno Auriemma.

Duke Transition and Early Motion Offense Options... with video from Chris Collins (version 5.50)

3 Insights on the Declining Number of Athletic Officials - from Sarah Daren.

Updated 5-Out Open Post Offense in Post Entries Option #4, posting up.

Hurley Curl-Pop-Fade Shooting Drill (with video)... from Bob Hurley.

Transition Shooting/Lay-up Drill (with video)... from Chris Collins.

Evans Shooting Drill (with video)... from Shaka Smart.

Perimeter Player Wing Series Drill (video) ... from Gregg Marshall.

New offensive drill added - Kevin Boyle's "Drift" Passing Drill.

Teach Your Players To Streamline Mentally... from Anthony Lanzillo.

Goal Thinking and Process Thinking for Basketball Players... from Mike Phelps.

Staying Inbounds Mentally... from Anthony Lanzillo.

Celtic Shooting Drill (with video)... from Archie Miller.

Footwork Progression Drills... from Ari Fisher.

Foul Shooting... tips from coach Ari Fisher.

Playing With Gratitude

Importance of a Strong Coach-Athlete Relationship

How to Score, Even If You Aren't As Skilled as Your Opponent.

Make Your Mark - Selecting a College.

Reaching the Mental Peak... from Anthony Lanzillo.

Chris Collins Shooting Drill... with video from Coach Collins.

Where are all the Great Shooters?... why is there so much poor shooting nowadays?

12-Step Mental Prep Playbook... from Anthony Lanzillo.

The Mental Rebound

Kansas Zone Plays... Bill Self's zone plays.

Kansas 2-3 Zone Offense... Bill Self's 2-3 zone offense.

Mark Few's 1-4 High "Bulldog"... with video from Coach Few.

Updated. 2-2-1 Zone Press... with a new video from Greg Kampe.

Updated. Transition Defense... how to get back (from Greg Kampe - with video).

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

And many more!