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#294 - June 19, 2024 (Floppy Screen and Plays) #293 - June 5, 2024 (Off-Season Coaching) #292 - May 22, 2024 (Three Full-Court Press Trapping Techniques) #291 - May 8, 2024 (Motion Offenses) #290 - April 24, 2024 (Breaking a Deny Press) #289 - April 10, 2024 (Defending Baseline Dribble) #288 - March 27, 2024 (Deny the Wing Pass?) #287 - March 13, 2024 (Rebounding) #286 - February 28, 2024 (2 Advanced Post Moves) #285 - February 14, 2024 (Junk Defenses and defending a star player) #284 - January 31, 2024 (Attacking the Middle of the 2-3 Zone) #283 - January 17, 2024 ("Red" - Trapping the Point Guard) #282 - January 3, 2024 (Pick and Roll Offense) #281 - December 20, 2023 (SOS Defense) #280 - December 6, 2023 (2 Plays for Your Shooting Guard) #279 - November 22, 2023 (Favorite Drills) #278 - November 8, 2023 (Larry Bird Pick and Roll Options) #277 - October 25, 2023 (Basketball Coaching 101) #276 - October 11, 2023 (Scrimmage-type Drills) #275 - September 27, 2023 (Preparing for a New Season) #274 - September 13, 2023 (3 Finishing Moves) #273 - August 30, 2023 (Dribble Drive Offense) #272 - August 16, 2023 (Illinois Horns Post-up Play) #271 - August 2, 2023 (Viking Half-Court Trap) #270 - July 19, 2023 (Pack-Line Defense) #269 - July 5, 2023 (Developing Point Guards) #268 - June 21, 2023 (Developing Guards) #267 - June 7, 2023 (Developing Post Players) #266 - May 24, 2023 (Off-Season Coaching) #265 - May 10, 2023 (Defending Downscreens and Backscreens) #264 - April 26, 2023 (Defending Post-Post Screens) #263 - April 18, 2023 (Defending Cutters) April 10, 2023 - Special Deal (Stats App Deal) #262 - March 29, 2023 (Trapping the Low Post) #261 - March 15, 2023 (Pre-Game Warm-up Drills) #260 - March 1, 2023 (March Madness!) #259 - February 15, 2023 (New Late Season Plays) #258 - February 1, 2023 (Attacking Zones) #257 - January 18, 2023 (Flexible Runner Offense) #256 - January 4, 2023 (Baseline OB Plays) #255 - December 21, 2022 (Game Coaching Strategies) #254 - December 7, 2022 (Zone Plays) #253 - November 23, 2022 (Shell Drills) #252 - November 9, 2022 (Coaching Forms) #251 - October 26, 2022 (Defending Ball-screens) #250 - October 12, 2022 (Preparing for a New Season) #249 - September 28, 2022 (Team Shooting Drills) #248 - September 14, 2022 (Coale Passing Drill) #247 - August 31, 2022 (Press Offense) #246 - August 17, 2022 (Two Sideline OB Plays) #245 - August 3, 2022 (Match-up Press Defense) #244 - July 20, 2022 (Developing Your Point Guard) #243 - July 6, 2022 (Developing Your Guards) #242 - June 22, 2022 (Post Player Development) #241 - June 8, 2022 (Making Drills Competitive) #240 - May 25, 2022 (Trapping with a Trailer) #239 - May 11, 2022 ("Side Fist" - trapping the wing) #238 - April 27, 2022 (Kansas and North Carolina Horns Plays) #237 - April 13, 2022 (Pistol Actions - early offense) #236 - March 30, 2022 (Off-Season Coaching) #235 - March 16, 2022 (Favorite Hi-Lo Play - Blitz) #234 - March 2, 2022 (Izzo BLOB Play) #233 - February 16, 2022 (Favorite Play - Kentucky) #232 - February 2, 2022 (Post-Game Talks) #231 - January 19, 2022 (Pregame Locker-room Meeting) #230 - January 5, 2022 (More Game Strategy) #229 - December 22, 2021 (End of Game Strategy) #228 - December 8, 2021 (Wolverine Pick and Roll Play) #227 - November 24, 2021 (Our Favorite Drills) #226 - November 10, 2021 (How to Plan for Good Practices) #225 - October 27, 2021 (Horns Set and Plays) #224 - October 13, 2021 (Preparing for a new season) #223 - September 29, 2021 (Pack-Line Defense) #222 - September 15, 2021 (Full-Court Dribbling Moves Drills) #221 - September 1, 2021 (Wisconsin Swing Offense) #220 - August 18, 2021 (Arico Close-Out Drill) #219 - August 4, 2021 ("Carolina" 2-3 Zone Play) #218 - July 21, 2021 (Inbounds Play vs 2-3 Zone - "Split") #217 - July 7, 2021 (Loyola Play) #216 - June 23, 2021 (Screening Drills) #215 - June 9, 2021 (41-Deny Press) #214 - May 26, 2021 (5-Out Open Post Offense) #213 - May 12, 2021 (Ball-Handling, Dribbling and Drills) #212 - April 28, 2021 (Auriemma Lay-up Drills) #211 - April 14, 2021 (Taking The Charge) #210 - March 31, 2021 (Box-and-1 Offense) #209 - March 17, 2021 (Positionless Basketball?) #208 - March 3, 2021 (Zipper and Iverson Cuts) #207 - February 17, 2021 (Screen Your Own and Cut-Screen) #206 - February 3, 2021 (Floppy Screen and Plays) #205 - January 20, 2021 (Slam - Simple Motion Offense) #204 - January 6, 2021 (Tips for Better Passing) #203 - December 23, 2020 (5 Mistakes Players Make When They Workout) #202 - December 9, 2020 (1-on-1 Drills) #201 - November 25, 2020 (Rebounding Missed Free-Throws) #200 - November 11, 2020 (Tips for Short Post Players) #199 - October 28, 2020 (Rebounding War Drill) #198 - October 22, 2020 (Mastering the Princeton Offense) #197 - October 16, 2020 (Fred Hoiberg's Transition Speed Drill) #196 - September 30, 2020 (BYU Cougars Plays) #195 - September 16, 2020 (How to Use Your Post Player in the 4-Out Offense) #194 - September 2, 2020 (Taking Good Shots - Shot Selection) #193 - August 19, 2020 (Motion Offenses) #192 - August 5, 2020 (Preparing for a New Season) #191 - July 22, 2020 (Preparing Players for High School Basketball) #190 - July 8, 2020 (Viking 1/2 Court Trap) #189 - June 24, 2020 (Purposeful Scrimmage Drills) #188 - June 10, 2020 (Circle Trap Drill) #187 - May 27, 2020 (Versatile "Runner" Offense) #186 - May 13, 2020 (The Split-Step) #185 - April 29, 2020 (How to Become a Better Coach During the Coronavirus Pandemic) #184 - April 15, 2020 (How to Become a Better Player During the Coronavirus Pandemic) #183 - April 1, 2020 (2-on-1 Transition Drill) #182 - March 18, 2020 (Horns Set - 2 plays) #181 - March 4, 2020 ("Drift" Passing Drill) #180 - February 19, 2020 ("Wolf" Back-Tip Drill) #179 - February 5, 2020 (4-Second Box Transition Drill) #178 - January 22, 2020 (BLOB Play vs 2-3 Zone) #177 - January 8, 2020 (Ganon Baker Euro Step)
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#176 - December 27, 2019 (Ganon Baker Pivot and Pass Drills) #175 - December 11, 2019 ("Red" - Trapping the Point Guard) #174 - November 27, 2019 (Bob Knight - Screening Options) #173 - November 13, 2019 (Live Shell Drills) #172 - October 30, 2019 (Basketball Coaching 101) #171 - October 16, 2019 (Shot Clock in High School Basketball?) #170 - October 2, 2019 (What Student-Athletes Need to Know About Vaping) #169 - September 18, 2019 (Cherry Picking System) #168 - September 4, 2019 (Zone Defense) #167 - August 21, 2019 (Planning Practices) #166 - August 7, 2019 (Point Zone Defense) #165 - July 24, 2019 (Larry Bird on Pick and Roll Options) #164 - July 10, 2019 (4-1 Chameleon Defense) #163 - June 26, 2019 (Horns Elevation Offense) #162 - June 12, 2019 (Defensive Close-outs) #161 - May 22, 2019 (Two FC Transition Drills - "Piston" and "Pitch 'n Fire") #160 - May 8, 2019 (Two OB PLays - Baseline and Sideline) #159 - April 24, 2019 (Defending the Pick and Roll - "Under", "Over" and "Ice" Techniques) #158 - April 10, 2019 (Three Advanced Finishing Moves) #157 - March 27, 2019 (Coaching in the Off-Season) #156 - March 13, 2019 (Pick and Roll Drills) #155 - February 27, 2019 (5-on-3 Transition Defense Drill) #154 - February 13, 2019 (Preparing for March Madness) #153 - January 30, 2019 (Post Play) #152 - January 16, 2019 (Attacking the Packline Defense) #151 - January 2, 2019 (Shooting Drills with the Shoot-A-Way GUN) #150 - December 19, 2018 (Huggins 4-on-4 plus 1 drill) #149 - December 5, 2018 (Half-Court Presses/Traps) #148 - November 21, 2018 (Man-to-Man Defense) #147 - November 7, 2018 (Resources for Youth Basketball Coaches) #146 - October 24, 2018 (Defending Without Fouling) #145 - October 10, 2018 (The Amoeba Defense) #144 - September 27, 2018 (Preparing for a new season) #143 - September 13, 2018 (Preseason Tryouts) #142 - September 5, 2018 (Baseline Out-of-Bounds Plays) #141 - August 30, 2018 (The Princeton Offense) #140 - August 15, 2018 (Basketball Assistant Coach) #139 - July 31, 2018 (Competitive Toughness Drills) #138 - July 16, 2018 (Faking and Cutting) #137 - June 28, 2018 (Sarah Daren Articles) #136 - June 14, 2018 (2 Last-Second Full-Court Plays) #135 - May 30, 2018 (Offensive Precepts) #134 - May 15, 2018 (Pack-Line Defense) #133 - May 1, 2018 (Full-Court Pressing) #132 - April 15, 2018 (Mental Aspects) #131 - April 1, 2018 (Attacking the Middle of 2-3 Zone) #130 - March 15, 2018 (Off-Season Coaching) #129 - March 1, 2018 (Preparing for March Madness) #128 - February 14, 2018 (Shot Selection) #127 - February 1, 2018 (10 Tips for Improving Your Team's Passing) #126 - January 15, 2018 (2-3 Zone Plays) #125 - January 1, 2018 (a History of Basketball) #124 - December 15, 2017 (Out-of-Bounds Plays, "Tap Head Series") #123 - December 1, 2017 (Duke Transition and Early Motion Offense) #122 - November 15, 2017 (Box Set Plays) #121 - November 1, 2017 (Getting Ready for New Season) #120 - October 15, 2017 (Defensive Drills) #119 - October 1, 2017 (The 1-4 Stack Offense) #118 - September 15, 2017 (How to Build a Basketball Program - Part 2) #117 - September 1, 2017 (How to Build a Basketball Program - Part I) #116 - August 15, 2017 (Attacking Zone Defenses) #115 - August 1, 2017 (The Triangle Offense) #114 - July 15, 2017 (Parents and Coaches) #113 - July 1, 2017 (Your Coaching Philosophy - Part II) #112 - June 15, 2017 (Your Coaching Philosophy - Part I) #111 - June 1, 2017 (Game Coaching and Strategies) #110 - May 14, 2017 (Free-Throw Shooting) #109 - May 1, 2017 (Rebounding and Drills) #108 - April 15, 2017 (Off-Season Coaching) #107 - April 1, 2017 (Our Favorite Drills) #106 - March 15, 2017 (Kansas - Bill Self - Zone Plays/Offense) #105 - March 1, 2017 (Getting Open, Movement and Spacing) #104 - February 15, 2017 (SOS Defense) #103 - February 1, 2017 (Press Offenses) #102 - January 15, 2017 (Attacking Junk Defenses) #101 - January 1, 2017 (Junk Defenses) #100 - December 15, 2016 (Where Are All the Great Shooters?) #99 - December 1, 2016 (Beginning a new Season) #98 - November 15, 2016 (Scrimmage with a Purpose Drills) #97 - November 1, 2016 (8th Grade Tryouts) #96 - October 15, 2016 (2-3 High Offenses) #95 - October 1, 2016 (Attacking the Pack Line Defense) #94 - September 15, 2016 (Guard Play/Development) #93 - September 1, 2016 (Half-Court Traps/Presses) #92 - August 15, 2016 (Pick and Roll Offense) #91 - August 1, 2016 (Post-Game Talks - Revisited) #90 - July 15, 2016 (Players Don't Waste Your Time Getting Seen...) #89 - July 1, 2016 (4-Out Offense) #88 - June 15, 2016 (Special Zone Defenses) #87 - June 1, 2016 (Two New Offenses) #86 - May 15, 2016 (Developing Your Post Players) #85 - May 1, 2016 (Why Games are Lost) #84 - April 15, 2016 (Basketball History) #83 - April 1, 2016 (Coaching in the Off-Season) #82 - March 15, 2016 (Season Ending Disappointment) #81 - March 1, 2016 (Preparing for March Madness) #80 - February 15, 2016 (2-3 Zone Plays) #79 - February 1, 2016 (Recent Additions to the Website) #78 - January 15, 2016 (Transition Drills) #77 - January 1, 2016 (Pre-game Preparation) #76 - December 15, 2015 (Last Second Plays) #75 - December 1, 2015 (Planning Practices) #74 - November 15, 2015 (Planning for the new Season) #73 - November 1, 2015 (Pre-Season Coaching) #72 - October 15, 2015 (2-3 Zone Defenses - with Variations) #71 - October 1, 2015 (Press Defense) #70 - September 15, 2015 (Mental Aspects of Basketball) #69 - September 1, 2015 (From MSU's Tom Izzo) SE - August 19, 2015 (PGC Basketball Fall Courses) #68 - August 15, 2015 (Transition Fast-Break Offense) #67 - August 1, 2015 (Out-of-Bounds Plays) #66 - July 15, 2015 (Attacking Zones) #65 - July 1, 2015 (Man-to-Man Defense) #64 - June 15, 2015 (Core Coaching Articles) #63 - June 1, 2015 (Off-Season Individual Work-Outs) #62 - May 15, 2015 (Serious Basketball Players, AAU, etc) #61 - May 1, 2015 (Screening Zones/Wissel Shooting) SE - April 24, 2015 (PGC Basketball Summer Courses) #60 - April 15, 2015 (Off-Season Team Workouts) #59 - April 1, 2015 (Defending Without Fouling) #58 - March 15, 2015 (Struggling Through a Losing Season) #57 - March 1, 2015 (Buzzer-Beaters - Last Second Plays) #56 - February 15, 2015 (40 Half-Court Press Break) #55 - February 1, 2015 (Fred Hoiberg's Transition to Drag-Screen Action) #54 - January 15, 2015 (Attacking the Press) #53 - December 31, 2014 (Basketball History) #52 - December 15, 2014 (Bob Kloppenburg's SOS Pressure Defense) #51 - December 1, 2014 (Several Michigan State Tom Izzo Plays) #50 - November 15, 2014 (Coach's Guide to a Drug Free Basketball Team) #49 - November 1, 2014 (Basketball Tryouts) #48 - October 15, 2014 (Coaches Preseason Checklist) #47 - October 1, 2014 (Secondary Numbered Break) #46 - Sept 15, 2014 ("Runner" Zone Offense) #45 - Sept 1, 2014 (Princeton Offense) #43 - August 15, 2014 (Tips on Entering the Coaching Profession) #42 - August 1, 2014 (Parent - Player Guidelines) #41 - July 15, 2014 (Conditioning) #40 - July 1, 2014 (Kansas 2-3 Zone Plays) #39 - June 15, 2014 (The Amoeba Defense) #38 - June 1, 2014 (Youth 2-3 Zone Offense) #37 - May 15, 2014 (Bo Ryan's Wisconsin Swing Offense) #36 - May 1, 2014 (Playing AAU or Club Basketball) #35 - April 15, 2014 (Off-Season Coaching) #34 - April 1, 2014 (Parent - Coach Relationships) #33 - March 15, 2014 (Dick Bennett's Blocker Mover Offense) #32 - March 1, 2014 (Preparing for the Post-Season Tournament) #31 - February 24, 2014 (Keith Haske's Uptempo Basketball System) #30 - February 14, 2014 (Adding a few plays late in the season) #29 - February 1, 2014 (Turnovers in Transition and the Half-Court) #28 - January 15, 2014 (Developing a Rebounding Mind-Set) #27 - January 1, 2014 (Defensive Intensity - Charting Deflections) #26 - December 15, 2013 (Passing Turnovers - 10 Tips to Avoid Them) #25 - December 1, 2013 (Free-Throw Shooting) #24 - November 15, 2013 (Moving Without the Ball) #23 - November 1, 2013 (Coaching Do's and Don't's / Pre-Season Training Drills) #22 - October 15, 2013 (The Exceptional Player) #21 - October 1, 2013 (Coaching Philosophy) #20 - September 15, 2013 (Sideline Plays) #19 - September 1, 2013 (The Assistant Coach) #18 - August 15, 2013 (The Hook Shot) #17 - August 1, 2013 (Packline Defense) #16 - July 15, 2013 (Role Players) #15 - July 1, 2013 (Planning Practices) #14 - June 15, 2013 (Rick Torbett's Read and React Offense) #13 - June 1, 2013 (Being a Team Leader) #12 - May 15, 2013 (Basketball Plays that Lead to Wins) #11 - May 1, 2013 (How to Build a Basketball Program) #10 - April 15, 2013 (Coaching in the Off-Season) #9 - April 1, 2013 (Rebounding) #8 - March 15, 2013 (Post-Game Talks) #7 - March 1, 2013 (Late-Season Tune-Up - Preparing for March Madness) #6 - February 14, 2013 (Struggling Through a Losing Season) #5 - February 01, 2013 (Zone Offense) #4 - January 14, 2013 (Why Games Are Lost) #3 - January 1, 2013 (Post Play) #2 - December 15, 2012 (Youth Basketball) #1 - December 01, 2012 (Full-Court Press)