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


  folder icon Coaching During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  folder icon General Coaching Topics
  folder icon Your Coaching Philosophy
  folder icon Writing a Coaching Philosophy
  folder icon How to Build a Basketball Program
  folder icon Teaching Methods
  folder icon How to Teach by Drill Progression
  folder icon Are We Teaching Closeouts The Best Way
  folder icon Teaching by the Millennial Method
  folder icon How To Use "Check Downs" To Teach Half Court Offense
  folder icon Spacing and Movement - Moving Without the Ball
  folder icon The Assistant Coach
  folder icon Planning Practices
  folder icon Practice Planner Live
  folder icon Creating a Master Practice Plan
  folder icon Game Situation Skills and Drills
  folder icon Pre-Game Preparation
  folder icon Coaching, Game Strategy
  folder icon Why Games Are Lost
  folder icon Reducing Turnovers
  folder icon Tips for Better Passing
  folder icon Defensive Intensity - Charting Deflections
  folder icon Calculating OER and DER
  folder icon Basketball Late-Season Tune-Up - Preparing for March Madness
  folder icon How to Plan for a New Season
  folder icon Preseason Checklist: Preparing for the Season
  folder icon What Basketball Coaches do in the Off-Season
  folder icon Off-Season Basketball Workouts
  folder icon Struggling Through a Losing Season
  folder icon How to Motivate Your Team Throughout the Season
  folder icon Shot Clock in High School Basketball - Yes or No?
  folder icon Post Game Talks
  folder icon Goal Thinking and Process Thinking for Players
  folder icon Seven Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports
  folder icon Coaching Youth Basketball
  folder icon How to Prepare Players for HS Basketball
  folder icon Parent - Coach Relationships
  folder icon Parent - Player Guidelines
  folder icon Importance of a Strong Coach-Athlete Relationship
  folder icon Pre-Season Tryouts
  folder icon Playing AAU or Club Basketball
  folder icon Running a Basketball Clinic

Half-Court Defense

  folder icon Selecting Your Defense(s)
  folder icon Man-to-Man Pressure Defense
  folder icon Pack Line Defense
  folder icon Bob Kloppenburg's SOS Pressure Defense:
  folder icon Zone Defense
  folder icon 2-3 Zone Defense
  folder icon Coach Marshall's 2-3 Zone Defense
  folder icon Circle Defense
  folder icon Buzz - Twilight Zone Defense
  folder icon 1-3-1 Zone Defense
  folder icon 3-2 (1-2-2) Zone Defense
  folder icon Zone Rebounding
  folder icon Amoeba Defense
  folder icon SWARM Defense
  folder icon Point-Zone Defense
  folder icon Match-up Zone Defense
  folder icon 1-3-1 Match-up Zone Defense
  folder icon 1-2-2 Viking Half-Court Press
  folder icon 2-2-1 Half-Court Press
  folder icon "Junk" Defenses
  folder icon 4-1 Chameleon Defense
  folder icon Triangle Defense
  folder icon Last Second Defense
  folder icon Defending the Pick and Roll
  folder icon Defending Without Fouling

Full-Court Defense

  folder icon Selecting a Press Defense(s)
  folder icon Transition Defense
  folder icon Match-up Press Defenses
  folder icon Run-and-Jump Press Defense
  folder icon Trapping with a Trailer Defender
  folder icon Pressure Defense, and "41-Deny"
  folder icon SOS Full-Court Pressure Defense
  folder icon 2-2-1 Zone Press
  folder icon 3-1-1 Zone Press
  folder icon 1-1-2-1 Zone Press
  folder icon 1-2-1-1 (Diamond) Zone Press
  folder icon 1-2-2 Zone Presses

Offensive Strategy

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

Zone Offense

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

Transition Offense

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

Offensive Plays

Also see 3-2 and 4-1 motion plays above
  folder icon Selecting a Few Plays
  folder icon 90 Series (M)
  folder icon Big Series (M)
  folder icon 1 Series (plays for your point guard) (B)
  folder icon 2 Series (plays for your shooting guard) (B)
  folder icon Dribble-Drive Set Plays
  folder icon West Coast 1-4 Stack Offense
  folder icon 1-4 Offense and Plays (M)
  folder icon 1-4 Low Set Plays(M)
  folder icon Double Stack Offense - Plays(M)
  folder icon 3-Point Plays (B)
  folder icon 50 Series (M)
  folder icon Slice Offense Quick Hitters and BLOBs (M)
  folder icon Simple 3-2 Motion Plays (youth teams) (M)
  folder icon 3-2 Motion Plays (advanced) (M)
  folder icon Quick Hitters for the 4-Out Offense (M)
  folder icon 4-Out, 1-In Motion Offense "High" Plays (M)
  folder icon 4-Out, 1-In Motion Offense "Low" Plays (M)
  folder icon Michigan State Sets/Plays (B)
  folder icon BYU Cougar Plays
  folder icon Michigan State Tom Izzo's "Fist-Down" Zone Play (Z)
  folder icon Gap Attack Zone Play (Z)
  folder icon Plays That Use the Horns Set (M)
  folder icon Box-Set Offense (M)
  folder icon Heat (M)
  folder icon America's Play (M)
  folder icon High Pick and Roll Set (M)
  folder icon Redhawk (M)
  folder icon Loyola (M)
  folder icon Michigan (M)
  folder icon Miami (B)
  folder icon Ohio (M)
  folder icon Buckeye (M)
  folder icon Demon (M)
  folder icon Blazer (M)
  folder icon 3-On-3 Plays
  folder icon Opening Tip-Off Play

Out-of-Bounds Plays

  folder icon Sideline Plays
  folder icon OB Plays vs the 2-3 Zone
  folder icon "Box" Plays
  folder icon "Stack" Plays
  folder icon "4-Low" Plays
  folder icon Miscellaneous OB Plays
  folder icon Full-Court Buzzer Beaters
  folder icon Half-Court Buzzer Beaters
  folder icon Last Second Situations

Mental Aspects

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

From Sarah Daren

  folder icon Costs of School Athletics Is Increasing: 4 Things You Must Know
  folder icon Coaching 101: 4 Ways to Promote Leadership
  folder icon 3 Insights on the Declining Number of Athletic Officials
  folder icon 5 Reasons Why Coaches Make Great Teachers
  folder icon Avoiding Drug Abuse in Adolescence Through Athletics
  folder icon Maintaining Student-Athlete Stress Levels
  folder icon 4 Tips for Athletes Looking to Transfer Schools
  folder icon Top Sports Trends of 2018
  folder icon Importance of Athletic Scholarships
  folder icon Should You Go Back to School for Your Coaching Degree?
  folder icon 4 Benefits of Coaching Into Old Age
  folder icon The Pros and Cons of Athletes using Social Media
  folder icon The Importance of Good Health and Nutrition for Athletes
  folder icon 4 Ways to Inspire Kids to Exercise
  folder icon 4 Technology Resources That Athletes Can Utilize for Better Performance
  folder icon 5 Benefits of Coaching Youth Athletics
  folder icon 5 Ways Youth Sports can Boost Mental Health
  folder icon 5 Benefits of Playing Sports Abroad
  folder icon 6 Benefits of Playing Sports in School
  folder icon Emotional Intelligence Can Help Athletes in Sports
  folder icon How Sports and Exercise Impact Your Health and Well-being
  folder icon Sports and Exercise Tips for Students
  folder icon Best Educational Programs for Young Athletes
  folder icon Can Alternative Health Improve Athletic Performance?
  folder icon 5 Tools For Coaches Who Want Their Athletes To Do Better In Class
  folder icon How to Talk to Your Athletes About Pain Management
  folder icon What Student-Athletes Need to Know About Vaping
  folder icon Bionic Technology in Sports: Changing the Game for Sports Injuries
  folder icon How Coaches Keep Students Engaged During Online Schooling

Player Development

  folder icon Teaching Fundamentals - Player Tips and Instruction
  folder icon Player Workouts During the Coronovirus Pandemic
  folder icon Video Clip Library
  folder icon Footwork Fundamentals
  folder icon Offensive Tips for Youth Players
  folder icon Cutting and Faking
  folder icon Ball Handling
  folder icon Dribbling
  folder icon The Art of Passing
  folder icon Lay-ups - Finishing at the Hoop
  folder icon Teaching/Learning How to Shoot
  folder icon Taking Good Shots - Shot Selection
  folder icon Where are all the Great Shooters?
  folder icon Basketball Shooting - 3 Simple C's
  folder icon Coach Wissel's Shooting Series
  folder icon The Jump Shot
  folder icon The Hook Shot
  folder icon Guard Moves and Skills
  folder icon Pro Guard Moves for Finishing Around the Basket
  folder icon How to Become a Good Point Guard
  folder icon How to Become a Good Post Player
  folder icon Tips for Short Post Players
  folder icon How to Become a Good Free-Throw Shooter
  folder icon Setting and Using Screens
  folder icon Spacing and Movement - Moving Without the Ball
  folder icon How to Score, Even If You Aren't As Skilled as Your Opponent
  folder icon Escaping from a Trap
  folder icon Transition Offense
  folder icon Practicing in the Off Season
  folder icon Playing AAU or Club Basketball
  folder icon Individual Shooting Work-Out
  folder icon Seven Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports
  folder icon Defensive Tips
  folder icon Basic Defense
  folder icon Transition Defense
  folder icon Rebounding Mentality and Fundamentals


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

Defensive Drills

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

Offensive Drills

  folder icon Learning the Jump Stop
  folder icon Footwork Drills
  folder icon Footwork Progression Drills
  folder icon Screens, Pick Drills
  folder icon Motion Offense Drills
  folder icon Motion Offense (Blocker Mover) Screening Drills
  folder icon Pick and Roll Drills
  folder icon Read and React Offense Breakdown Drills
  folder icon Dribble-Drive Motion Offense Drills
  folder icon Mavs Drill
  folder icon "One More" Passing/Shooting Drills
  folder icon Drive and Kick Drill
  folder icon 2-3 Zone Offense Drills
  folder icon Transition Offense Drills
  folder icon Full-Court Transition Offense Drills
  folder icon 1-on-1 and 2-on-1 Drills
  folder icon 2-on-1 Continuous Transition Drill
  folder icon 4-Second Box Transition Drill
  folder icon Michigan State Progressive Transition Drill
  folder icon Memphis Transition Drills
  folder icon Fast-Break Drills
  folder icon Auriemma 3-on-0 Transition Drill
  folder icon 5-on-0 Full-Court Drills
  folder icon 3-on-2, 3-on-3 Transition Drill
  folder icon 4-on-4 Transition
  folder icon 4-on-4-on-4 Transition
  folder icon 5-on-4 Transition Scramble Drill
  folder icon 5-on-3 Transition Defense Drill
  folder icon Rebound-Outlet-Break Drill
  folder icon 11-Man (and 7-Man) Drills
  folder icon Post Player Breakdown Drills
  folder icon 50 Points Full-Court Drills
  folder icon Special Situation Drills

Dribbling Drills

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

Passing Drills

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

Shooting Drills

  folder icon Team Shooting Drills
  folder icon Guard Breakdown Shooting Drills
  folder icon Bill Self's Shooting Drills (video)
  folder icon Tom Izzo's Shooting Drills (video)
  folder icon John Beilein's Gun Shooting Drills (video)
  folder icon Muffet McGraw's Princeton Shooting Drills (video)
  folder icon Jim Boeheim's Gun Shooting Drills (video)
  folder icon Sherri Coale's Shooting Drills (video)
  folder icon Bob Huggins' Shooting Drills (video)
  folder icon 2 Man Shooting Drills
  folder icon Lay-up Drills
  folder icon Auriemma Dribble-Pass-Layup Drill
  folder icon Free Throw Shooting Drills
  folder icon Individual Shooting Work-Out

Rebounding, Loose Ball Drills

  folder icon Rebounding Box-Out Drills
  folder icon Rebounding 2-Man Drills
  folder icon War Drill
  folder icon Hustle, Loose Ball Drills

Alan Stein's Strengthening & Conditioning Drills

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

Ganon Baker's Drills

  folder icon Ganon Baker's Basketball Drills
  folder icon Ganon Baker Interview
  folder icon Mavs Drill

Tim Springer's Drills

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

From Anthony Lanzillo

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

From Thomas Emma

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

From PGC Basketball

  folder icon Coach DV's Four Rules of Basketball
  folder icon Seven Key Concepts for Point Guards
  folder icon Season Ending Disappointment
  folder icon Don't Waste Your Time Getting Seen Before You Get Good

From Ari Fisher

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

From Dr. Dish Basketball

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

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