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How to Export and Share Plays from FastDraw and PlayBank

We live in a social world these days, there’s no doubt about it. People love to share their every idea, emotion and creation. Certainly, there are positives and negatives to this – let’s focus on the positive! Sharing is a natural part of the coaching world as well, everything from plays, philosophies, training – you name it.

October 29, 2017 - Salt Lake City, UT, Estados Unidos - Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) high fives his teammates guard Rodney Hood (5) and guard Joe Johnson (6) as center Rudy Gobert (27) looks on during the first half of an NBA game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 October 2017. (Credit Image: © George Frey/EFE via ZUMA Press)

The New Era of Basketball Stats: Balancing Analytics and the Eye Test

The Myth of Advanced Stats When I tell people outside of the world of basketball of my experience in “basketball analytics” they often have no idea what that means. I used to explain that it’s like “Moneyball” but for basketball. I’m increasingly hesitant to use this analogy though, because I’ve realized “Moneyball” presents a false

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Mindful Leadership: Uncovering Authenticity, Giving Attention and Building Trust

Mindful leadership is leading from the inside out.  It starts with being able to uncover who you actually are so you can authentically lead. This is the only way to build trust.  And, it’s where mindfulness comes into play. With a mindfulness practice, we train our minds to recognize when our attention drifts, and develop

The BJU Bruins vs Trinity College in the men's basketball regional championship. Photo by Kayla Pierce 2017. Courtesy of Tony Miller

What it Means to be “Champions Today”

Several years ago, our coaching staff chose the phrase “Champions Today” as our program’s motto for that season. Throughout the year, people would ask what exactly “Champions Today” meant. Some figured we were placing an added emphasis on winning, while others thought it had something to do with the pursuit of a championship. In actuality, the phrase

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Finding the Space to Lead

Your days are all over the place running from home to school to practice. And, they’re a blur. When your head hits the pillow at night, you can’t even remember what you did that day. Sound familiar? If so, keep reading. Your mind is constantly running from scrolling Twitter, to a real conversation, to posting

October 21, 2017 - Chicago, Illinois, U.S. -  Chicago Bulls head coach FRED HOIBERG looks on play during NBA Basketball game action between The Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs at the United Center in Chicago,IL.  (Credit Image: © Gary Duncan Sr/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com)

5 Scouting Tips from the NBA to High School

As coaches, we are ALWAYS looking for an edge. One of the best ways to gain an advantage on an opponent is by effectively scouting ahead of time. I’m here to share five simple tips to the scouting process I have picked up over time. This is my 14th season of coaching overall, and my second

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Support Staff Series, Vol. 5: Q&A with Ben Sander

This fall, FastModel Sports is excited to feature a Support Staff Series of Q&A interviews to show a little love to those coaches who aren’t in the spotlight and don’t sit in the first row of the bench on game day. These are the staff members that work behind the scenes making sure every single

Creating With Blur Screens

Creating With Blur Screens

Utilizing “Blur Screens” can be a unique and effective way to create an advantage for your offense.  Defenses invest hours of practice time learning how to defend common offensive actions such as ball screens, off-ball screens and dribble handoffs. The typical practice plan features a block of time devoted to the techniques and communication required

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Offensive Actions Breakdown: Elevator Screen

A great way to expand an offensive playbook is by focusing on the actions that make up specific plays. By breaking plays down to their individual components, players become more proficient in executing the actions. This also gives the option of utilizing those actions in a variety of ways without players having to learn a completely new play. When players understand the basic

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