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Developing Coach to Player Relationships: "The One Per Day Rule" [ARTICLE]

by Basketball HQ on

There are many different relationships that exist within a basketball program. By far, the one that matters the most is the relationship that the...... Continue

Coach Communication Guidelines Self-Assessment [ARTICLE]

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1. Messages should be direct. Coaches who are weak on this quality avoid straightforward, direct communication. Their athletes may not know where they stand. These coaches...... Continue

Fist Motion Delay [ARTICLE]

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While it would be great if every game afforded coaches the luxury of superior talent, many head coaches face rebuilding programs, low-budget/low-endowment situations, or conference rivals who have strong traditions and...... Continue

Defensive Recovery and Transition Drills [ARTICLE]

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We have all heard the phrase, "defense wins championships." if that is the case then it makes sense to spend the needed time doing drills that are going to work on individual and team defensive...... Continue

Making Free Throws [ARTICLE]

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Some may look on free-throw shooting as an easily taught fundamental. But teaching the correct technique for free-throw shooting is anything but easy and must be addressed as an...... Continue

Connective Tissue: The Key to Preventing ACL Injuries [ARTICLE]

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The anterior cruciate ligament is the last thing you want to injure. If you need ACL surgery, you have a 6- to 12-month rehabilitation period ahead of you, and you may not return with the same speed and agility you once...... Continue

10 Characteristics of a High Character Player [ARTICLE]

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High character players are a must for any team that has championship goals. It takes players that are willing to step up and lead and get everyone moving towards one common purpose. Players like this are invaluable to a team. Here are...... Continue

Defending Cross Screens [ARTICLE]

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The cross screen occurs when a small guard screens for a big center or power forward low on opposite blocks. Both NBA finalists used this offensive set: Miami had Bibby screening for James, and Dallas had Kidd and others screening...... Continue

Guard-Oriented Attack [ARTICLE]

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This set begins in a balanced format with the two guards (01 and 02) above the three-point line approximately 20 feet (6 m) apart. Two forwards (03 and 04) should set up at the free-throw line extended and...... Continue

10 Keys to Setting and Defending Screens [ARTICLE]

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The goal of any good offense is to constantly look for ways to put the defense in a disadvantage situation where decisions have to be made. One of the easiest ways to quickly get an advantage, or a 2 on 1 situation is by setting a...... Continue

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