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The Importance of Trust [ARTICLE]

by Basketball HQ on

There may not be a more crucial ingredient for success than TRUST. In basketball, trust has to be a two-way street. Players and coaches alike must trust each other on several different levels if we want to experience any kind of long-term success..... Continue

Basketball Practice Drills [ARTICLE]

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When the season is fully underway, and there are multiple games each week there is only so many hours of practice time available for your team. With these limited hours you have to find time to work on all of the different upcoming game plans...... Continue

10 Keys for Beating a Pressure Defense [ARTICLE]

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During the course of a season you are going to face teams that are looking to speed you up by using pressure. It may come in the form of a man press, zone press, or a team that simply likes to trap and gamble at different points...... Continue

3 Scoring Plays From the Backcourt [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Scoring off a play from the backcourt against pressure late in the fourth quarter is challenging. Specifically, getting the ball inbounds in this situation can be a problem for teams at all levels. To be successful, players who inbound the...... Continue

Develop an Unstoppable Crossover Dribble With Just 3 Drills [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

The crossover dribble is the ultimate basketball maneuver. It's shifty, it's explosive, and when done right, it's unstoppable. In my humble opinion, at the high school level, it is the only basketball move you need. If the defender doesn't bite...... Continue

3 Keys to Success from Legendary Coach John Wooden [ARTICLE]

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Coach John Wooden is one of the most widely respected and admired coaches in history. Over a 27-year tenure at UCLA, Coach Wooden led his basketball teams to 10 national championships in 12 years (including seven in a row), a record 88-game...... Continue

Closing Out Drills [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Guard, No Ball-Side Cut: To defend against a guard cutting to the middle, the player must slide, or jump to the ball, two steps on the cut to prevent the opponent from getting inside (between the defender and the ball). The defender should have...... Continue

Motivating the Modern Athlete [ARTICLE]

by Dr. Marty Durden, Athletic Director - Presbyterian School - Houston, TX on

Today's athlete is different from years past. The much-publicized generation Y student-athletes (1980's-1999) have moved through college. Generation Z is...... Continue

5 Ways to be a Great Teammate [ARTICLE]

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It seems that in today's game with younger players, there is this misconception about what a great teammate looks like. There is this idea that you are either a great teammate or a great player, and it is up to the bench players or the role...... Continue

Accountability in your Program [ARTICLE]

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It's no secret the best teams in the world, in athletics or business, have a culture of accountability. For numerous reasons you could argue that accountability is the most important ingredient for a team's...... Continue