Monthly Archives: January 2010

Getting Ready For The Play-offs

TweetIt is what  you have worked for all season. It started last spring and went through the summer, pre-season, tournaments and now it comes down to this, the state playoffs. Just a few quick thoughts for those coaches and teams … Continue reading

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Ball Pressure!

TweetCoaches will argue until the sun comes up about what defensive system is the best style of defense to play.  The first stage of the argument usually starts with man-to-man versus zone defense.  Then the man-to-man advocates will argue that … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose – Get Beat!

TweetHow to lose a game might seem like strange topic for a coach to discuss, but it is an important one.  The right mind set is essential  for any team to be successful.  If you are not going to the … Continue reading

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Playing in the Off-season versus Skill Development

TweetWhich is better for your players? Playing AAU or travel team basketball or working on individual skill development during the off-season.  With out question I believe skill development is far more important. In my book Game Strategy and Tactics for Basketball … Continue reading

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The Importance of Goal Setting

TweetWanting to win is nice. Everyone wants to win. Preparing to win is another thing all together.  How many people are really willing to make the commitment to do the work and make the sacrifices necessary to become a winner … Continue reading

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Dealing With Late Season Burnout

TweetConsiderable research and discussion has centered around the topic of burnout. For many teams and individual players the late season blahs set in and a drop in commitment level, interest and intensity can be seen in practice and games. Some … Continue reading

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Shot Selection Revisited

TweetI went to watch a key district game yesterday.  It was a fiercely contested contest with the game winning shot being made with just three seconds left.  From a fan’s perspective, this game was fun to watch.  It was just … Continue reading

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Full Court Last Second Play

TweetI strongly believe that coaches should prepare their teams for as many situations as possible in advance, allowing their players a better chance to succeed.  I learned this play as a player in high school from my high school coach, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Balance

TweetBalance, without it players won't have much chance for success.  Coaches, and players, spend hours focusing on the details of performing a skill correctly and in the process neglect the concept of balance. Have you ever seen a player dribbling … Continue reading

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