login to members site  

Basketball Coaching Playbook - Index/Table of Contents (Site Map)

"Helping coaches coach better..."

Coach, looking for an organized library of helpful basketball information? Coach's Clipboard is a long-standing trusted basketball coaching resource used by coaches worldwide, at all levels - a basketball coach's encyclopedia.
  Watch Video    Register now

Tip: Basketball Coaching 101 - How to use this basketball playbook

Webmasters: feel free to link directly to any of these articles, but no framing please (see Copyright Restrictions).

Basketball Playbook - Key Category Pages

Basketball Playbook - Table of Contents


General Coaching Topics Developing a 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 Late Game Strategies for Winning Close Games 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 Pre-season Middle School/Youth Practice Plan Coaching During the Pandemic 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 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 Paul Murray's 21 Full Court Press

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 Read and React Offense 3-Out Read and React Offense Triangle Offense (Part 1 - Side Triangle and Post Offense) Triangle Offense (Part 2 - Two-Man Game Options) 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 Pistol Actions - 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 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 Plays - Plays Library 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 Pistol Actions - early offense 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 "Shocker" 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

Player Development

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


Selecting, Using Drills Competition in Drills Partner Drills 5-on-5 Scrimmage with a Purpose Drills Pre-game Warm-up Drills Alan Stein Training Drills 63 Drills from Jen Reviews

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 Full-Court 2-Line Passing 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

Full-Court 2-Line Passing Drills Full-Court Weave Passing Drills More Full-Court Passing Drills 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

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

Mental Aspects

Articles from Anthony Lanzillo Articles from Tom Emma Articles from Ari Fisher Articles from Dr. Dish Mental Aspects / Other Stuff 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 Toughness by Jay Bilas Guide for Serious Players Keys to Becoming a Great Player Things Good Players Do Being a Team Leader

From Ari Fisher

From Thomas Emma

From Anthony Lanzillo

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 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 The Impact of a Great Coach in Youth Sports The Future of Personal Branding in College Sports Should Student Athletes be Paid? Staying in the World of Sports After Your Athletic Career is Over How to Pursue a Career in Sports Media Why Not Think About a Degree in Sports Journalism You Didn't Go Pro, Now What? Why Athletes Should Focus on Nutrition to Reduce Injuries How Accessible are U.S. Youth Sports Social Work Tips That Can Positively Impact Your Coaching Ability Six Tips for Being an Excellent Youth Coach 10 College Majors for Students Looking for a Career in Sports Coaching Young Players with Speech Issues How to Maximize Fundraising Efforts for Your Youth Sports Team How Cross-Training and Proper Diet Can Provide a Competitive Edge in High School Sports How Youth Sports Can Positively Impact Low-Income Neighborhoods Importance of Teaching Young Athletes to Give Back to Their Communities 5 Ways Coaches Can Help Injured Players Recover 5 Ways Coaches Can Help Their Student Athletes in the Classroom Evaluating the Many Types of Mentorships in Sports Athlete Burnout and Mental Fatigue Ways to Use Your Experience as an Athlete to Motivate and Inspire Others How Organized Sports Can Transform Lives of Troubled Youths Tips and Resources to Become a Better Varsity Coach

From Dr. Dish Basketball

Other Stuff

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 Turning Your Backyard into a Basketball Court 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

Help, Instructions, Misc

Website Help and Instructions Playbook download Instructions About Legal Notices/Privacy


Coach's Clipboard on Facebook Coach's Clipboard on Twitter Coach's Clipboard on LinkedIn