Coach's Clipboard Newsletter #79
February 1, 2016
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Dear Coaches, Players, Friends,

Today's Quotes:

"If at first you don't succeed, you are like most people." - M. H. Alderson

"The shortest distance between two points is always under construction." - Noelie Alito

Today's Theme - Recent Additions to the Website

Below are several pages (with videos) that have been added to the website in past few months, including some stuff from Geno Auriemma, Fran Fraschilla, mental prep coach Anthony Lanzillo, Tom Izzo, and Chris Mack.

Geno Auriemma's 1-4 High Offense Series
Coach Auriemma (over 900 wins, multiple NCAA Women's Championships at UConn) has used this simple 1-4 high "elbow" series at UConn... includes a video clip.  

Defending Screens
This page has some new info on defending screens, and a video on defending down-screens (with a drill) from Fran Fraschilla.

Two articles from mental prep coach Anthony Lanzillo:
To Play Smart or Play Stupid
"Bad play, stupid play, nonthinking play will get you beat on any night. To win, you have to be smarter and tougher every single day than the other group. And you aren't going to be smarter and tougher by some magic formula when the game starts. You have to come to practice every day and work on it." - Bob Knight

Reading The Court - Mastering The Moment
Making the best decisions as a basketball player on the court is all about learning how to assimilate, anticipate and act. It is the "Triple A" formula to building a sharper mind, and knowing how to cut through anything that is a distraction, and destroys your concentration, composure and confidence. It's training your mind to continuously ask - what do I see, what do I expect and what do I want?

Tom Izzo Ball-Screen Drill
This video clip features Coach Izzo on defending ball-screens and  a favorite ball-screen drill that he uses.

Chris Mack's Triangle Rebounding Drill
Xavier Coach Chris Mack likes this rebounding drill (video clip).

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Till next time...
Best wishes,
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