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A.C.E. Factor

You’ve heard of the X Factor, correct? Defined as: 1. a variable in a given situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome. 2. a noteworthy special talent or quality. Certainly a key championship ingredient, however, we (South Titan Basketball) are even bigger believers in the “ACE Factor”. This is the ability to control

Jacobson

Plays of the Week – Northern Iowa Set Plays

(HoopDirt.com Starting Five by FastModel Sports – Northern Iowa Set Plays by Wes Kosel was first published by HoopDirt.com) Here are five set plays from Northern Iowa Head Coach Ben Jacobson. Jacobson’s teams are always interesting to watch. He runs a ton of different actions and his players really understand how to play in his

Row

Change Your Coaching Staff Dynamic (in 20 minutes)

A team can’t develop healthy team cohesion if the leadership team (i.e. coaching staff) isn’t cohesive. [Tweet That!] Seems logical, yet somehow coaches believe they can still build a unified team despite distrust and other fractures among the staff. Won’t happen. Can’t happen. Patrick Lencioni’s The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business reviews some of

Practice

Practice Planning Process

A look inside the practice planning process by examining a one-day “snapshot” of a basketball practice plan. Practice planning is an art form best learned through trial and error. There is no perfect plan or template. Coaches must tweak their process until they feel what they are doing with practice time elicits the most transference

Transition Defense

Transition Defense Essentials

Transition is one of the most pivotal elements of a basketball game. From a defensive standpoint, transition can be the difference between an effective defense and an ineffective defense. More often than not, many breakdowns on the defensive end find their root in transition, and for that reason, it is vital to emphasize and teach

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