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Off-Season Improvement: Time to Get Better as a “Coach”

Make sure part of your off-season preparation is devoted to you becoming a better coach in general, not just a better coach in basketball. Normally, my posts here are often reposted from original blogs on my own site, Great Resources for Coaches site, and I’ve been grateful that FastModel Sports has allowed me to spread my

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Championship Mindset: Keys to Winning in the Postseason

Lessons on what it takes to win when it matters most – the postseason – from a coach with a track record of success. Every year, we prepare and plan to play on the last possible day in March. At Varina High School, where I spent six years building a program from the ground up, we made that an

Press Defense Philosophy and Tips: #FastModelChat Recap

ICYMI, we held a live Twitter chat discussing Press Defense hosted by Coach Tony Miller. Check out the highlights in this Twitter Moment. #FastModelChat – Press Defense More from Tony Miller: All Plays & Drills | All Blog Posts | Practice Tips | FastDraw iPad Tips | Follow on Twitter

April 5, 2019 - Tampa, Florida, U.S. - DIRK SHADD   |   Times.The Oregon Ducks and Baylor Lady Bears are seen during the start of the NCAA Women's Final Four semi-final game Friday, April 5, 2019 in Tampa. (Credit Image: © Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Wire)

The Story of My First Final Four Experience by Konner Beste

A rookie to the Final Four, Konner Beste recaps the event and shares why it was a transformational experience in his young coaching career. The Final Four is easily the most important and impactful event for basketball coaches to attend to grow their career. And I wish I would have attended my first one sooner than this

Texas Tech's Norense Odiase, left, and Virginia's Mamadi Diakite battle for a rebound during the first half in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Crash the Glass: Making a Case for Offensive Rebounding

There is no doubt that offensive rebounding can aid your overall efficiency as an offense. It creates extra opportunities for an offense and can produce high quality looks versus a scrambling defense. For teams that do not shoot the ball particularly well it would seem that offensive rebounding should take on an even more important role. They would seem to need those extra opportunities in order to maintain the kind of offensive efficiency that is necessary to win games.

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NextGen Coaches: Key Takeaways and Videos from the Inaugural Event

NextGen Coaches was created by FastModel Sports and CoachingU to do just that: develop the next generation of elite basketball coaches.  The 2019 Final Four in Minneapolis saw two leaders and long-time partners in the basketball coaching industry, CoachingU and FastModel Sports, team up to present the first ever NextGen Coaches event. An audience of

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Final Four Preview: Virginia Brings Elite Efficiency on Both Sides of the Ball

Head Coach Tony Bennett has Virginia in the Final Four behind the clear concepts that power the Cavaliers offense and defense. Final Four Team Previews: Texas Tech | Michigan State | Auburn Even though the Virginia Cavaliers spent the entire season near the top of the polls, they were probably the #1 seed that was

March 31, 2019 - Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Auburn Tigers' ANFERNEE MCLEMORE sails past Kentucky Wildcats' PJ WASHINGTON for a shot during the second half of the NCAA Midwest Regional Final. Auburn beat Kentucky, 77-71, in overtime, to earn their first trip to the Final Four. (Credit Image: © Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Final Four Preview: Auburn Combine’s Explosive Offense with Pressure Defense

Here’s how the Auburn Tigers expose opponents on both ends of the floor. Will they continue to do so in the Final Four? Final Four Team Previews: Texas Tech | Virginia | Michigan State Giant killers. That is what the Auburn Tigers have been during their 2019 NCAA Tournament run. The SEC program took down the top

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