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Coach Greg Brown’s Five Reasons for Substituting

TweetI had the opportunity to hear Coach Greg Brown, Head Coach of the Lipscomb University Lady Bisons, speak at the Gary Blair Coaching Academy at Texas A & M University this past August. One of the topics Coach Brown talked … Continue reading

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Fine Tuning Your Team’s Position Play is Now Available as a Kindle Book!

TweetI am excited to announce I have been able to get Fine Tuning Your Team’s Position Play produced as a Kindle ebook much quicker than I thought possible. It is available now from Amazon’s Kindle store for the price of … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Defend On-the-Ball Screens

TweetBall Screens can be an effective offensive tactic. Teams who are well prepared for this screening tactic can cause considerable difficulty for teams who rely on ball screens for a major portion of their offense. Here are three defensive strategies … Continue reading

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Driving “Against the Grain” – Add a Weapon To Your Player’s Arsenal

TweetDriving against the grain is an outstanding one-on-one tactic. Diagram One depicts the offensive player #3, making a long v-cut to get open. Note the distance the defender, X3, must cover. Diagram Two depicts #3 “driving against the grain.” This … Continue reading

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Eight Alternative Strategies for Defensive Rebounding

TweetIt really helps to have size in the sport of basketball. I have had the luxury of coaching size with talent, size with speed and size with heart. Those teams won a lot of games. I have also had the … Continue reading

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One Bounce Lay-ups – The Ultimate Drill for Teaching Correct Footwork for Lay-ups!

TweetTeaching lay-ups for youth and middle school aged players is an essential task. Lay-ups and free throws are how basketball teams win games at any level from youth league all the way to the pros! It can also be one … Continue reading

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Coaching Youth Basketball? Consider Running “The System”

TweetLooking for a solution to some of the many challenges of coaching youth basketball? Consider adopting what is known in professional basketball coaching circles as “the System!” Before describing what System Ball entails, a little history is in order. Sonny … Continue reading

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Consider a Different Approach to Winning – John Wooden Did

TweetThe Wizard of Westwood knew a thing or two about winning basketball games. John Wooden also knew how to take those ideas and apply them in practical ways that translated into winning not just basketball games but national championships. Wooden’s … Continue reading

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12 Rules of Defending the 3-Point Shot

TweetBy and large I still believe free throws and lay-ups are how you win games. However, as a strong advocate of the 3-point shot, I can tell you the “3” can and will keep you in games and is a … Continue reading

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How to Coach Basketball – Two Concepts to Improve Any Fast Break Offense

TweetLately I have been getting some e-mails in response to my new book Fine Tuning Your Fast Break asking me of the 75 concepts I mention if I could only pick one or two which ones would I select to … Continue reading

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