Author Archives: Coach Sivils

Interview With Fastbreak Guru Coach Doug Porter on Running “The System”

TweetCoach Doug Porter whose teams have consistently led Women’s College Basketball in scoring was gracious enough to take time from his busy schedule to answer my questions about running a style of play known as “the System.” If you could … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Closeout a Game

Tweet10 Ways to Close Out the Game I have watched a couple of thousand close basketball games in my life, either as a player, coach or fan. There are few things in sport as exciting as a close finish to … Continue reading

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Has How You Win Games Changed? Food for Thought

TweetFor more years than I can count I have always believed in the adage I was taught by Coach Don Meyer early in my career that making free throws and lay-ups is how you win games. Experience has taught me … Continue reading

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Coaching Basketball’s Zone Attack Using Blocker-Mover Motion Offense Now Available!

TweetCoaches looking to improve their existing zone attack offense, learn how to use Blocker-Mover Motion Offense for their all purpose offense or to pick up new drills to teach zone attack skills and tactics will find Coaching Basketball’s Zone Attack … Continue reading

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Coaching Basketball: 50 Two-Minute Intensity Drills now available in paperback!

TweetUsually, my books are published in paperback before they are available in ebook. Coaching Basketball: 50 Two-Minute Intensity Drills was an exception. Like a lot of things, the conversion process to make the book available in paperback got pushed further … Continue reading

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Download a FREE Kindle App to Your Electronic Device and Support The Basketball Coach’s Notebook & The Roundball Report

TweetAmazon has FREE downloadable Kindle apps for nearly every electronic device currently in use. If you enjoy this website and my coaching newsletter, The Roundball Report, please consider clicking on the banner below to download your FREE Kindle book app. … Continue reading

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Athletic Directors Key to a Basketball Coach’s Success? 10 Things to Look for in an A.D.

TweetCoaches by our very nature do not like to “kiss-up” to other individuals. We want to sink or swim on our own. Yet, the truth of the matter is our Athletic Director may hold the key to the success of … Continue reading

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Charles Schultz Motivational Philosophy – Provided by Coach David Edinger

TweetThe graphics below describing the Charles Schultz Motivational Philosophy were provided by Coach David Edinger of J.C. Booth Middle School Basketball – The Warriors. It’s worth taking a look at and it’s certainly a conversation starter with your players, and … Continue reading

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University of Virginia Zone Quick Hitter vs. Virginia Tech

TweetIf you have the athletes to run this set against a zone defense, it’s a great quick hitter!

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201 Drills for Coaching Youth Basketball Available Direct With NO S&H for January 2015!

TweetFor the month of January, 2015, 201 Drills for Coaching Youth Basketball will be available direct from my online store, Teach To Win Books & DVD, with NO Shipping & Handling! Sales tax, alas, is still applicable.

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