Monthly Archives: August 2011

Coaches Need to Have a Financial Plan

TweetThere are a few coaches who do very well financially. They tend to coach in the NBA or at NCAA Division I colleges. Small college coaches who have excellent camps can make excellent money as well. The great majority of … Continue reading

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Zone Attack Offensive Tactics!

TweetAttacking a zone defense is viewed as problematic by most basketball coaches. It doesn’t have to be that way. Personally, I would rather attack a zone than a great pressure man-to-man defense. Unlike man-to-man offense, attacking a zone defense requires … Continue reading

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What is the Most Important Thing We Teach As Coaches?

TweetI recently received a letter in the mail. It was one of those smallish envelopes used to mail thank you notes. The handwriting was obviously that of a girl, but not that of one of my daughters. I did not … Continue reading

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Fine Tuning Your Man-to-Man Defense is now available!

TweetFine Tuning Your Man-to-Man Defense, all 306 pages of it, is now available from Amazon! The book contains over 100 concepts to improve your team’s man-to-man defense and 60 defensive drills to teach these concepts. The book is illustrated with … Continue reading

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Social Media and Communicating With Players

TweetIf you have not heard of social media one has to wonder where you have been living. Our players spend time on Facebook, they “Tweet” each other and text constantly. Younger coaches are probably skilled in using these different forms … Continue reading

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Strengths and Weaknesses of Common Zone Defenses

TweetEach common zone defense was designed with a specific purpose in mind, either to utilize the talents of specific players or to defend a specific offensive tactic or area of the court. Each zone defense by virtue of its initial … Continue reading

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