Coach's Clipboard Newsletter #67
August 1, 2015
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Dear Coaches, Players, Friends,

Today's Quotes:

When legendary University of Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp called Al McGuire 'son' during the 1968-69 NCAA tournament, the young upstart McGuire shot back: "Don't call me son unless you're going to include me in your will."

"I don't discuss basketball. I dictate basketball. I'm not interested in philosophy classes." - Al McGuire

"A team should be an extension of a coach's personality.  My teams are arrogant and obnoxious." - Al McGuire

Featured Articles:  Out-of-Bounds Plays

Your team will need  a few baseline out-of-bounds plays, and a couple sideline plays.  Select plays that highlight your team's strengths and best shooters.  A few easy baskets off inbounds plays can make all the difference in a close game.  

A couple of tips...
1.  The most important thing is to just get the ball inbounds. Don't force a bad pass and lose the possession.  If the play doesn't work, just get it in and set up your half-court offense.

2 .  Many teams slap the ball to start the play... this wastes a second.  Teach your players to start the play as soon as the ball is handed to the inbounder.

"Box" Out-Of-Bounds Plays
Use the familiar box formation to run these baseline out-of-bounds plays, positioning players at each block and each elbow... read more.

"Stack" Out-of-bounds Plays
Here are some baseline out-of-bounds plays that use the "stack" or line setup... read more.  

"4-Low" Out-Of-Bounds Plays
These baseline plays start with a 4-low (flat) set... read more.

More Out-of-Bounds Plays
This page has a number of other really good baseline inbouds plays... read more.

Out-of-Bounds Plays vs the 2-3 Zone
Many teams will play a 2-3 zone to defend against the out-of-bounds play under the basket.  Here are some plays you can run against a 2-3 zone... read more.

Sideline Plays
You need a couple good sideline out-of-bounds plays... here are several to choose from... read more.

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Till next time...
Best wishes,
Dr. Jim Gels, aka "Coach Gels"
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