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Defending the Post [ARTICLE]

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Focus: Keeping the ball out of the middle while defending the high post. Procedure: Players begin five on five on the half court. Follow these steps: 1. A coach or one of the guards begins the drill by passing to either 03 or 04, both of whom a... Continue

Back Door Quick Hitter [ARTICLE]

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Quick hitters - sometimes called "set plays"- are strategically planned and choreographed sequences designed to get open shots and score points for your team. While these plays are not typically part of your regular half court...... Continue

Timeouts and Bench Procedure [ARTICLE]

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The bench must be totally engaged and into the game (mentally and physically). Lack of engagement is a clear indicator to the coach that the player is more concerned with themselves than the team. Being engaged sends a message to the coaches...... Continue

Shooting Off the Dribble - Lee Rose [ARTICLE]

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One of the skills that separates good players from great players is the ability to shoot the pull-up jumper while on the move. Players who can do this have a mid-range game—a rare quality in this day of the three-point field goal. Most players can...... Continue

Defensive Closing Out Drill [ARTICLE]

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Players begin on the half court. Split the team into two even groups. Begin with the understanding that the offensive player has the advantage because the defensive player is going to close out to the high side. Relative distance, speed, and size...... Continue

Creating a Toughness Mentality for Your Program [ARTICLE]

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Almost every college team and basketball coach in the country talks about the word "toughness". Great teams have it and mediocre teams lack it. The question is how do these great teams attain such a high level of toughness? Do they recruit tougher...... Continue

Off-Season Workout for Point Guards [ARTICLE]

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To plan a successful off-season workout for point guards, you must consider the physiological and biomechanical demands of the sport. Core Conditioning: You need a strong core to maintain body composition when performing a layup or dunk, to...... Continue

8 Keys to Becoming a Great Shooter [ARTICLE]

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1. Mental Toughness: Confidence, Has the confidence to take and make shots when open, Judges themselves on taking a good shot, not whether they made or missed the shot, Short Memory, Realizes that the only shot that matters is the next...... Continue

Attacking the Off Season [ARTICLE]

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All of us at the amateur level have finished our season and are moving on into our off season. This is a very important part of the year. Even though your record is not currently on the line, the strides and gains that are made now will have an...... Continue

Finishing the Season Strong [ARTICLE]

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With conference tournaments ramping up across the country, many coaches are trying to figure out the right way to get their respective teams to finish the season as strong as possible. This time of the year can be a grind and every team is...... Continue