Author Archives: Coach Sivils

Study Coaches Instead of Trends

TweetCoaches tend to be interested in trends. By no means should trends in basketball be ignored, if for no other reason than you will have to defend or attack the latest “trendy” approach to the game in the coming season. … Continue reading

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Teaching the Game: Two Better Players or Two New Plays?

TweetThe first time I heard the late Coach Don Meyer make this statement, I realized he was on to something. The actual statement, which he loved to repeat frequently when hammering home his point to coaches (more on that in … Continue reading

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Start Practice With Footwork Everyday!

TweetSimple Warm-up Drills Teams are allowed to practice for one hour on the game court on the day of their game at the NCAA Final Four and Championship games. John Wooden, the Wizard of Westwood and winner of TEN NCAA … Continue reading

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Motion Offense Coaching Guide – Coaching Basketball’s Blocker-Mover Motion Offense now available!

TweetCoaching Basketball’s Blocker-Mover Motion Offense is now, finally, available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions! For coaches who like to have both a paperback and ebook copy, Amazon has enrolled the book, for now, in its Matchbook program. … Continue reading

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Practicing With Large Numbers of Players – 12 Organizational Ideas to Maximize Time and Space

TweetPractice planning is one of the most important activities a coach can undertake. I have seen far too many coaches simply show up and conduct practice on the spur of the moment. There might be some good segments of practice … Continue reading

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16 Simple Concepts to Improve Your Full Court Offense Against Pressing Defenses

TweetCoaches are always in search of an new and better press offense or press break offense. Sometimes the press breaker they use is just fine, it only needs a little refining. My latest coaching book, 16 Simple Concepts to Improve … Continue reading

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Coaching Millennials – New Book Available – Using Today’s Technology to Teach and Coach

TweetThroughout history there have been periods of time when technology produced disruptive change in how society functioned. Gutenberg and the printing press through scribes out of work and made books, particularly the Bible, more available to people, breaking the stranglehold … Continue reading

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Process Over Results – Bird Was the Man

TweetI miss watching Larry Bird. I just do. I came across this video of Bird’s 3rd consecutive NBA 3-Point Shooting Championship and got such a kick out of watching it once again I just had to share. Here it is! … Continue reading

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Coaching Basketball’s Offensive Special Situations – Now Available in Kindle Format with Kindle Matchbook Option

TweetFinally, I have gotten Coaching Basketball’s Offensive Special Situations released in a Kindle edition. Amazon has a new deal that is pretty good. If you buy, or have purchased from Amazon, a physical paperback copy of Coaching Basketball’s Offensive Special … Continue reading

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New Kindle Book Available – 8 Simple Concepts to Improve Your Motion Offense – FREE August 5th-7th

TweetThe latest book in the .99 cent Kindle books series, Eight Simple Concept Books, is now available, Eight Simple Concepts to Improve Your Motion Offense. From Amazon’s product description: One of the most popular forms of offense, basketball’s motion offense … Continue reading

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