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How to Master the 2-1-2 Zone Defense in Basketball [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

One of my favorite defenses in basketball is the 2-1-2 zone. I often call it "X" because of how the players set up. If it's done well, it makes it very difficult for an opposing team to score...... Continue

Characteristics of a Loyal Assistant Coach [ARTICLE]

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Working for Wes Moore for the past seven years, alongside Nikki West who has worked for him for the past ten years, I have...... Continue

3 Invaluable Tips From the NBA's Leading Mental Skills Coach [ARTICLE]

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Betchart, who has a Master's degree in sports psychology, is a mental skills coach. He's helped many young stars transition...... Continue

Building up Man to Man Defense [ARTICLE]

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At Georgia Southern we start our defensive buildup with individual technique. The very first thing taught for each...... Continue

5 on 4 Scramble [ARTICLE]

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We use 5 on 4 Scramble with a 15-second shot clock to work on long recovery closeouts driving shooters off the arc; to alert help defenders...... Continue

Defending the Cross Screen - Screen the Screener Sets [ARTICLE]

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Focus: Execution, communication, and techniques versus cross-screen, screen-the screener sets. Procedure: When offensive teams see the defense...... Continue

Using an Off-Ball Screen [ARTICLE]

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When executed the right way, an off-ball screen can create enough space for an offensive player to get an open shot or layup, making it a very effective... ... Continue

Dribbling - Full-Court Zig Zag Drill [ARTICLE]

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Setup: Use one basketball and one player. The player starts on the baseline with the ball. Execution: 1. The player takes two dribbles to the right...... Continue

10 Ways to be an Asset as an Assistant Coach [ARTICLE]

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Coaching college basketball for a living is a dream for many and a reality for few. Fortunately, I have been able to live that dream as a Division I assistant...... Continue

Primary Break Drill [ARTICLE]

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Setup: Use five players and one basketball. All five players are lined up across the baseline. As soon as everyone is in place, the coach takes a shot. Player...... Continue

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