Basketball Playbook Index - Coaching BasketballHow to use this basketball playbook (more info)... Coaches... the Coach's Clipboard Basketball Playbook contains many articles, plays, drills, offenses and defenses (both full-court and half-court). Frankly, there is too much material here for any one team to incorporate. So what should you use with your team? What is your coaching philosophy? Are you coaching high school, or youth basketball?
Your team will need a half-court man-to-man offense, a zone offense, several plays, a few OB plays, and a press-breaker. Defensively, you must decide what your half-court defense is going to be (man-to-man or zone) and whether or not you want to use a press defense, either full-court or half-court.
It might be tempting to make things too complicated with too much "stuff", too many plays, too many "junk defenses", etc. Develop a system that is effective, yet simple, that satisfies your coaching philosophy and the physical and athletic make-up of your team.
Organizing practices, using drills, teaching fundamentals, coaching game-strategies are all vitally important things too. Start with the "Key Pages" and use the basketball playbook below to help select your offenses, defenses, plays, etc and to help organize this volume of material for you. The complete contents are located below.
Teach fundamentals... good players with sound basketball fundamentals will do more for winning games than a lot of "razzle-dazzle" coaching strategies. A good coach is a good teacher who can prepare and ready his/her team to compete. Good court-side strategy comes with experience and can help you win a few close ones.
Players... concentrate on the articles under "Player Development". Read the articles on "Mental Aspects". Learn to handle the ball... see the video clips of dribbling drills (one and two-ball drills), dribble-moves, post-moves, and other fundamentals.
Basketball Playbook - Key Category Pages
Basketball Playbook - Table of ContentsKey: (Z) = best vs zone, (M) = best vs man-to-man, (B) = vs both zone or man
Bob Kloppenburg's SOS Pressure Defense:
3-2 "Hi-Lo" (M)
90 Series (M)
Isolation 2 (M)
Slice Offense (M)
Triangle Offense (M)
Hawk Offense (M)
Horns Offense (B)
2-3 Offense (M)
Grinnell Offense (B)
1-3-1 Offense (B)
Shuffle Offense (M)
Thunder Offense (M)
Flex Offense (B) (M)
Offensive PlaysAlso see 3-2 and 4-1 motion plays above
90 Series (M)
Big Series (M)
3-Point Plays (B)
50 Series (M)
Box-Set Offense (M)
America's Play (M)
From Sarah Daren
Rebounding, Loose Ball Drills
Alan Stein's Strengthening & Conditioning Drills
Ganon Baker's Drills
Tim Springer's Drills
Basketball Drills from eBasketballCoach
From Anthony Lanzillo
From Thomas Emma
From PGC Basketball
From Ari Fisher
From Dr. Dish Basketball
10 Basketball Quotes to Use After a Loss - Nick Bartlett
4 Ways To Effective Off-Season Coaching - Nick Bartlett
3 Ways To Gain Respect From Your Team - Doug Campbell
4 Words Every Athlete Needs to Hear - Doug Campbell
3 Basketball Quotes to Turn Your Captain into a Leader - Doug Campbell
4 Ways to Motivate Your Players - Doug Campbell
Basketball Shooting - 3 Simple C's - Nick Bartlett
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