Author Archives: Coach Sivils

Three Key Points in Teaching Motion Offense – “Finishing the Cut” – The Need for Footwork

TweetCoaches who teach any variation of motion offense, like Blocker-Mover, often realize they must teach their players the fundamentals of cutting and screening and do a good job of teaching these fundamentals. This is only part of the skill set … Continue reading

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Teaching Dick Bennett’s Blocker-Mover Motion Offense

TweetCoach Dick Bennett created the version of motion offense known as “Blocker-Mover” during his tenure as head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix. This style of motion allowed Coach Bennett to maximize the abilities of his players and … Continue reading

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Coaching Basketball’s Blocker-Mover Motion Offense: Winning With Teamwork and Fundamentals Coming Soon!

TweetThe rough draft is done and the I have seen the electronic “galley” for the paperback version of Coaching Basketball’s Blocker-Mover Motion Offense: Winning With Teamwork and Fundamentals! I am pretty excited about this effort. I first learned motion offense … Continue reading

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Stephen Covey’s Four Quadrants of Time and Practice Planning

TweetSeven Habits of Highly Effective People should be on the bookshelf of every coach. Stephen Covey, the author, provides tremendous insights into the use of time and setting priorities. While I cannot recommend this book in its entirety enough, I … Continue reading

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Basketball Coaches Could Learning Something from Bela Karolyi – Building a Competitive Mindset

TweetMy youngest daughter is a competitive gymnast. The highlight of her summer is spending a week attending gymnastics camp at Bela Karolyi’s camp in New Waverly, Texas. Considering the number of World, Olympic and National Champion gymnasts this man has … Continue reading

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Why Run Blocker-Mover Motion Offense?

TweetBlocker-Mover Motion Offense is a great variation of traditional motion offense. The brainchild of Coach Dick Bennett, Blocker-Mover offense is a great hybrid of traditional “pure” motion offense with just a bit of structure added to the rules of the … Continue reading

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Teach Your Players to Understand the Game: Improving On-the-Ball Defense in Order to Improve TEAM Defense

Tweet“Get your man!” is a common order barked out by coaches and teammates during a game. Getting the ball stopped, under control and pushed to where the defense wants and needs the ball to be is all predicated initially by … Continue reading

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Teach Your Players to Understand the Game: Free throws and lay-ups win basketball games!

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7 Concepts to Improve the Vanishing Art of Passing (and Catching) a Basketball

TweetI enjoyed watching the San Antonio Spurs win their 5th NBA Championship. I like the way they play and the fact their star, Tim Duncan is such a fundamentally sound player. So many coaches do not place the emphasis on … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Coach Don Meyer

TweetEarly Sunday morning, May 18th, 2014, Coach Don Meyer passed away at his home in Aberdeen, South Dakota, after a lengthy struggle with cancer. I had the great good fortune to be one of the many coaches whose life Coach … Continue reading

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