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Coaching During the Pandemic General Coaching Topics Your Coaching Philosophy Writing a Coaching Philosophy How to Build a Basketball Program Positionless Basketball Teaching Methods How to Teach by Drill Progression Are We Teaching Closeouts The Best Way Teaching by the Millennial Method Teaching Offense Using "Check Downs" Spacing & Movement (Without the Ball) The Assistant Coach Planning Practices Practice Planner Live 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 Calculating OER and DER March Madness - Late-Season Tune-Up How to Plan for a New Season Preseason Checklist What Coaches do in the Off-Season Off-Season Basketball Workouts Struggling Through a Losing Season Motivating Team Throughout the Season Shot Clock in High School Basketball? Post Game Talks Goal and Process Thinking for Players 7 Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports Coaching Youth Basketball How to Prepare Players for HS Basketball Parent - Coach Relationships Parent - Player Guidelines The Coach-Athlete Bond is Important Pre-Season Tryouts Playing AAU or Club Basketball Running a Basketball Clinic

Half-Court Defense

Selecting Your Defense(s) Man-to-Man Pressure Defense Pack Line Defense Bob Kloppenburg's SOS Pressure Defense:
Zone Defense 2-3 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 4-1 Chameleon Defense Triangle Defense Last Second Defense Defending the Pick and Roll Defending Without Fouling

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" SOS Full-Court Pressure Defense 2-2-1 Zone Press 3-1-1 Zone Press 1-1-2-1 Zone Press 1-2-1-1 (Diamond) Zone Press 1-2-2 Zone Presses

Offensive Strategy

Selecting Your Offense(s) Motion offenses Set offenses Patterned offenses Fundamental Precepts of Offense Motion Offense Principles Simple Slam Motion Offense Bob Hurley:Motion Offense Duke Transition and Early Offense 3-2 Motion Offense 4-Out, 1-In Motion Offense Dribble-Drive Motion Offense Running the Dribble-Drive Offense Attacking the Pack Line Defense Slice Offense Read and React Offense 3-Out Read and React Offense Triangle Offense High Low Triangle Offense Pete Carril's Princeton Offense Princeton Offense 7 Basic Princeton Offense Actions Princeton Offense Plays Pick and Roll Offense Continuity Ball-screen Offense Fred Hoiberg's Early Offense John Wooden's UCLA Offense Wisconsin Swing Offense Bo Ryan's Swing Offense Plays West Coast 1-4 Stack Offense Michigan-Style 2-Guard Offense Hawk Offense Horns Offense Horns Elevation Offense 2-3 High Patterned Offense 2-3 Offense Blocker Mover Offense Auriemma Strong Set Offense T-Game Triple-Post Offense Grinnell Offense 2-1-2 High-Post Offense 1-3-1 Offense Open Post Double-Up Offense Open Post (5-Out) Motion Offense Shuffle Offense CMU Wheel Offense Youth Swing Offense Thunder Offense Flex Offense (B) 4-Corners Delay Offense Spread Delay Offense Cherry Picking Offense

Zone Offense

Basics of Zone Offense Screening the Zone How to Attack the 2-3 Zone Defense Attacking the 2-3 Zone Simple, Easy 2-3 Zone Attack Kansas 2-3 Zone Offense Kansas Zone Plays 2-3 Zone Offense Plays Anchors Zone Offense Delta Zone Offense Dribble-Drive Zone Offense Read and React Zone Offense Stanford Motion-Zone Offense T-Game Triple-Post Offense Attacking the 3-2 Zone Attacking the 1-2-2 Zone Attacking the 1-3-1 Zone Defense 4-Out Zone Offense and Plays 5-Out Zone Offense Attacking "Junk" Defenses Attacking the Box-and-1 Defense Attacking the Triangle-and-2 Defense

Transition Offense

Selecting Your Press Offense(s) Transition Offense Concepts for Playing Fast 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 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 Big Series 1 Series (for your point guard) 2 Series (for your shooting guard) Dribble-Drive Set Plays West Coast 1-4 Stack Offense 1-4 Offense and Plays 1-4 Low Set Plays Double Stack Offense - Plays Floppy Screen and Plays 3-Point Plays 50 Series Slice Offense Quick Hitters & BLOBs Simple Motion Plays (youth teams) 3-2 Motion Plays (advanced) Quick Hitters for the 4-Out Offense 4-Out Offense "High" Plays 4-Out Offense "Low" Plays 5-Out Quick Hitters Michigan State Sets/Plays BYU Cougar Plays Tom Izzo's "Fist-Down" Zone Play Gap Attack Zone Play Plays That Use the Horns Set Box-Set Offense
Heat America's Play High Pick and Roll Set Redhawk Loyola Michigan Miami Ohio Buckeye Demon Blazer 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 Miscellaneous OB Plays Full-Court Buzzer Beaters Half-Court Buzzer Beaters Last Second Situations

Mental Aspects

Articles from Anthony Lanzillo Articles from Tom Emma Articles from Ari Fisher Articles from Dr. Dish Mental Aspects / Intangibles Quotes - Motivational and Humorous How to make the team Tips to Dominate Tryouts "My Turn" vs "Our Turn" Players Things to think about Attitude, the "Right Stuff" The Exceptional Player "Role" Players - Unsung Heroes Guide for Serious Players Keys to Becoming a Great Player Things Good Players Do Being a Team Leader

From Ari Fisher

Entering the Coaching Profession Coaching Do's and Don'ts Team Building Strategies Importance of Communication Anatomy of a Championship Season 8th Grade Tryouts Fundamental Precepts of Offense Concepts for Playing Fast Writing a Coaching Philosophy Foul Shooting Footwork Progression Drills

From Thomas Emma

Athletic Development The Student Athlete Small Basketball Players Basketball Strength Training When Individual Instruction Goes Too Far Dealing with Lack of Playing Time Managing Player Fatigue The Recovery Snack

Player Development

Fundamentals - Player Tips/Instruction Player Workouts During the Pandemic How to Maximize Skill Development 5 Workout Mistakes Players Make Video Clip Library Footwork Fundamentals Offensive Tips for Youth Players Cutting and Faking Ball Handling Dribbling The Art of Passing Tips for Better Passing Lay-ups - Finishing at the Hoop Advanced Inside Finishing Moves Teaching/Learning How to Shoot Taking Good Shots - Shot Selection Where are all the Great Shooters? Basketball Shooting - 3 Simple C's Coach Wissel's Shooting Series The Jump Shot The Hook Shot Guard Moves and Skills How to Become a Good Point Guard How to Become a Good Post Player Tips for Short Post Players Become a Good Free-Throw Shooter Setting, Using & Reading Screens Spacing & Movement (Without the Ball) How to Score Even If You Aren't Skilled Escaping from a Trap Transition Offense Practicing in the Off Season Playing AAU or Club Basketball Individual Shooting Work-Out 7 Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports Defensive Tips Basic Defense Transition Defense Rebounding Fundamentals


Selecting, Using Drills 63 Drills from Jen Reviews Partner Drills 5-on-5 Scrimmage with a Purpose Drills

Defensive Drills

1 on 1 Drills Defensive Close-Outs and Drills Shell Drill, Half-Court Live Drills M2M Defense Breakdown Drills Xavier Competitive Toughness Drills Huggins 4-on-4 plus 1 Defensive Drill Pack Line Defense Breakdown Drills 2-3 Zone Defense Breakdown Drills Costa 1 on 1 Defensive Drills Man-to-Man Positioning Drill Trapping Drills Take the Charge Drill Match-up Press Drills Press Inbounds Deny Drills Z-Drill and Lane Slides 3-on-3 Competitive Defensive Drill

Offensive Drills

Learning the Jump Stop Footwork Drills Footwork Progression Drills Screens, Pick Drills Motion Offense Drills Motion Offense Screening Drills Pick and Roll Drills Read & React Offense Breakdown Drills Dribble-Drive Motion Offense Drills Mavs Drill "One More" Passing/Shooting Drills Drive and Kick Drill 2-3 Zone Offense Drills Transition Offense Drills Full-Court Transition Offense Drills 1-on-1 and 2-on-1 Drills 2-on-1 Continuous Transition Drill 4-Second Box Transition Drill MSU Progressive Transition Drill Memphis Transition Drills Fast-Break Drills Auriemma 3-on-0 Transition Drill 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 5-on-3 Transition Defense 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 Bill Self's Shooting Drills (video) Tom Izzo's Shooting Drills (video) John Beilein's Shooting Drills (video) Muffet McGraw: Princeton Shooting Drills Jim Boeheim's Shooting Drills (video) Sherri Coale's Shooting Drills (video) Bob Huggins' Shooting Drills (video) 2 Man Shooting Drills Lay-up Drills Auriemma Uptempo Layup Drills Free Throw Shooting Drills Individual Shooting Work-Out

Rebounding, Loose Ball Drills

Rebounding Box-Out Drills Rebounding 2-Man Drills War Drill Hustle, Loose Ball 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 Vertical Jump Claims

Ganon Baker's Drills

Ganon Baker's Basketball Drills Ganon Baker Interview Mavs Drill

Tim Springer's Drills

Guard Workouts Spartan Guard Skills Workout Spartan Skills Drills Shooting Guard Workout Forward Scoring Workout Post Player 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/Pick & Roll Drill Kyrie Irving Scoring Workout

From Anthony Lanzillo

12-Step Mental Prep Playbook Mental Prep Playbook Reaching the Mental Peak Mental Conditioning Program Mental Aspects - Laying the Foundation Winning The Mental Game - Mental Drills Having Hands-On Players Mental Aspects - Tuning Up March Madness and the EMS Factor Staying Inbounds Mentally Watching Villanova Play The Mental Rebound Imagine Rebuilding Player Confidence Teaching Players To Streamline Mentally Create A Compelling Story Mental Focus - Stay in the Present Play Big: Believe in Greatness Playing Smart Playing With Gratitude Reading The Court From Spectator To Player Make Your Mark - Selecting a College

From PGC Basketball

Coach DV's Four Rules of Basketball Seven Key Concepts for Point Guards Season Ending Disappointment Don't Waste Time Getting Seen Too Soon

From Sarah Daren

Increasing Costs of School Athletics Coaching 101: Promoting Leadership Declining Number of Athletic Officials Why Coaches Make Great Teachers Avoiding Drug Abuse Through Athletics Student-Athlete Stress Levels Tips for Athletes Transferring Schools Top Sports Trends of 2018 Importance of Athletic Scholarships Should You Get a Coaching Degree? 4 Benefits of Coaching Into Old Age Athletes and Social Media Good Health and Nutrition for Athletes 4 Ways to Inspire Kids to Exercise Tech Resources for Athletic Performance 5 Benefits of Coaching Youth Athletics Youth Sports can Boost Mental Health 5 Benefits of Playing Sports Abroad 6 Benefits of Playing Sports in School Athletes and Emotional Intelligence How Sports & Exercise Can Impact Health Sports and Exercise Tips for Students Educational Programs for Young Athletes Alternative Health & Athletic Performance Tools To Help Athletes Improve In Class Talking To Athletes About Pain Control Athletes Need to Know About Vaping Bionic Technology and Sports Injuries Engaging Students in Online Schooling Advanced Degree for Exercise Science? Preventing Hazing in High School Sports

From Dr. Dish Basketball

10 Quotes to Use After a Loss Ways To Effective Off-Season Coaching Ways To Gain Respect From Your Team 4 Words Every Athlete Needs to Hear Turning Your Captain into a Leader 4 Ways to Motivate Your Players Basketball Shooting - 3 Simple C's

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Video Clip Library Animations Library Coach's Clipboard Newsletter Archive Engaging Special-Needs Kids in Athletics Basketball Speed Starts with Stopping Conditioning How to Improve Your VerticalHow to Condition for Basketball What To Eat Supplements (HCG, Creatine, Andro) Why Wearing Proper Footwear Matters Coach's Guide for a Drug Free Team Simple, Fun Driveway Games Meet Coach Keith Haske Basketball History Basketball's First Wizard Professor Blood & the Wonder Teams Basketball Terminology Basketball Book Reviews Coaching Forms Court Diagrams Court Dimensions

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