Coach's Clipboard Newsletter #121
November 1, 2017
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Dear Coaches, Players, Friends,

Today's Quote:

"Failure to prepare is preparing to fail." - John Wooden

Today's Theme - Getting Ready... a new season!

It's great to be starting a new basketball season!  You have probably already done (or are doing) your pre-season conditioning workouts.  You must plan for the upcoming season.

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.  Plan your practices and how you are going to step-wise teach your system and fundamentals.

Here are some pages with lots of ideas.  Keep it simple... just pick and choose those things that will help your team.

Planning Practices

Selecting and Using Drills

Selecting Your Half-Court Offense(s)

Selecting Your Half-Court Defense(s)

Selecting Your Press Defense(s)

Selecting a Press Offense, Secondary Breaks

Selecting Plays - Quick Hitters, Out-of-Bounds Plays

Teaching Fundamentals

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