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6 Principles of Good Team Defense

Basketball Players Dribble Defend

Successful basketball teams and winning basketball programs all have one thing in common; they play great defense. Regardless of the type of defense you choose to employ (man-to-man, zone, full-court pressure, etc), all good team defenses are based on the following six principles: Take away the lane. Allowing too many shots from the lane … [Read more...]

How To Earn More Playing Time

Earn Playing Time

Coach Jacob Yorg, Head Women's Basketball Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, recently shared via Twitter his list for how basketball players can earn more playing time. It is a great list that is important for players to understand if they desire more time on the basketball court! It is also something that, as coaches, we should know … [Read more...]

Red Holzman’s Ten Criteria to Determine Whether or Not You Are a Complete Defensive Player

Holzman

William "Red" Holzman (August 10, 1920 – November 13, 1998) was an NBA basketball player and coach probably best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1982. Holzman helped lead the Knicks to two NBA Championships in 1970 and 1973, and was elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985. In 1996, Holzman was named one of Top … [Read more...]

10 Tips to Better Shooting

Shooting Basketball

These simple tips and concepts will help you or your players become a better shooter. These aren't tips on form & technique ... if you're interested in how to shoot, check out our article, The Art of Shooting. Here are the tips. Learn them and start improving as a shooter! Stay calm and relaxed. Do not rush your shot. Shoot only when … [Read more...]

Intangibles of a Basketball Workout

Spartan Basketball

I noticed a lot of players are missing the boat on HOW  to workout. Every basketball player works out. But there is a difference in abilities between those who know HOW to work and those that don't. In this video, Coach Springer of Spartan Basektball talks about the 4 intangibles of a great workout: intention, intensity, reps, … [Read more...]

Developing a Basketball IQ

Inspirational Basketball

For players of any sport, building skill and agility are keys to mastering their sport. But certain sports require skills beyond physical strength and endurance. Certain sports require a sense of concentration, fast paced decisions and higher thought skill processes. One of these sports is basketball. Basketball is a fast paced sport with many … [Read more...]

Why Statistics and What to Do With Them

Breakthrough Basketball

Article courtesy of Breakthrough Basketball Author: Patrick Gridley http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/ Coaches may wonder, why track statistics for every basketball game?  It takes time and resources, and in the end you are left only with numbers on a page, not points on the board.  The response comes down to two factors: knowledge and … [Read more...]

Basketball Coaches Academy Video Series :: Larry McKenzie on the Foundation of a Championship Program

Larry McKenzie at Hoops U. Basketball Coaches Academy

In this 6-part video series, I will be sharing video clips from each of the coaches who spoke at our inaugural Hoops U. Basketball Coaches Academy that was held on April 26-27, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. Own the entire 6 1/2 hours of fantastic basketball coaching information on our 2-DVD set or Digital Download! Click for more information and to … [Read more...]

Basketball Coaches Academy Video Series :: Randy Brown on Defining and Establishing Player Roles

Randy Brown at Hoops U. Basketball Coaches Academy

In this 6-part video series, I will be sharing video clips from each of the coaches who spoke at our inaugural Hoops U. Basketball Coaches Academy that was held on April 26-27, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. Own the entire 6 1/2 hours of fantastic basketball coaching information on our 2-DVD set or Digital Download! Click for more information and to … [Read more...]