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LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 15:  Kayla McBride #21, Kelsey Plum #10 and Tamera Young #1 of the Las Vegas Aces stand on the court during their game against the New York Liberty at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on August 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

Las Vegas Aces XsOs: Part 4 – BLOBs and SLOBs

Las Vegas Aces XsOs: Part 4 – BLOBs and SLOBs

An inside look at the XsOs of one of the WNBA’s most exciting teams, the Las Vegas Aces, to kick off the season which begins on May 24. Full Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 The Las Vegas Aces use a core set of Baseline Out of Bounds (BLOB) and Sideline Out

Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) being guarded by Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike (30) during the Las Vegas Aces vs Los Angeles Sparks game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Ca on July 1, 2018. (Photo by Jevone Moore)(Credit Image: © Jevone Moore/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Las Vegas Aces XsOs: Part 3 – Pinch Post Actions

An inside look at the XsOs of one of the WNBA’s most exciting teams, the Las Vegas Aces, to kick off the season which begins on May 24. Full Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4 The meat and potatoes of the Las Vegas Aces offensive attack lies in its Pinch Post Series. With the

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Las Vegas Aces XsOs: Part 2 – Baseline Double Cross

An inside look at the XsOs of one of the WNBA’s most exciting teams, the Las Vegas Aces, to kick off the season which begins on May 24. Full Series: Part 1 | Part 3 | Part 4 The Las Vegas Aces run two base offenses that have numerous options to get great looks at

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Las Vegas Aces forward Tamera Young (1) brings the ball down court during a WNBA game between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Las Vegas Aces on July 01, 2018, at Staples Center, in Los Angeles, CA. Jordon Kelly/CSM(Credit Image: © Jordon Kelly/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Las Vegas Aces XsOs: Part 1 – Quick Hitters and ATO’s

An inside look at the XsOs of one of the WNBA’s most exciting teams, the Las Vegas Aces, to kick off the season which begins on May 24. Full Series: Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 The Las Vegas Aces boast one of the youngest and most talented rosters in the WNBA, and are

13 July 2018, Berlin, Germany: Kristaps Porzingis (C), power forward of the New York Knicks plays with youth players of the basketball team ALBA Berlin during a joint training session. The Latvian basketball player is currently on an advertising tour in Germany. (Credit Image: © Gregor Fischer/DPA via ZUMA Press)

Transition into Training: Tips to Engage Youth Basketball Players

Helping players make a smooth transition from their day into practice is extremely important, especially in youth basketball.  Coaches – can you spare five minutes prior to practice to engage the brain, and thus the athlete? Through no fault of our own, coaches have been conditioned to want to immediately “get after it” as quickly as possible in order to

Apr. 4, 2011 - Palm Springs, CA, U.S. - Kids warm up in 100-degree weather before a youth boxing tournament by flipping tires through a parking lot Monday, Mar. 28, 2011, at the Palm Springs Boxing Club in Palm Springs, CA. (Credit Image: © Jordan Stead/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Time for Tires: Ideas to Mix Up Strength and Conditioning

Flipping tires is a fun strength and conditioning exercise that is also functional for basketball players to develop explosiveness.  The last thing a coach wants is for players to be disengaged, no matter if it’s a practice, game, film session, weight workout or any other activity. One of our program beliefs is that conditioning should be fun –  we will rarely just run

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Skills and Drills – Michigan 2 Guard Offense

Dr. Dish drills for Michigan’s 2-Guard Offense The versatility of the Michigan 2-Guard offense was on full display during the Big 10 and NCAA tournaments as the Wolverines made a march to the Sweet 16. The offense features numerous scoring options, and creates mismatches on both sides of the floor. These drills are designed as

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Maximizing Your Minutes in Practice – The First 40

Yes, “we talkin’ ’bout practice,” as our good friend AI would say. I am by no means an expert on planning practice, but I think a few things are basic truths, especially at the high school level. This post is designed to help coaches in these situations maximize their practice. There is a lack of

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Look at Me Leadership

Look at Me Leadership originally posted at “The Winner’s Edge“ What makes an individual great — is it their work ethic, their natural talent, or their unwillingness to relent to adversity or failure? Could be one, could be all, could be a combination. When the individual is called upon to lead, whether by hiring, vote, or

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Skills and Drills – Circle Move Team Shooting

This drill focuses on the Read and React Circle Movement using the Dr. Dish shooting machine. Anywhere from 4 players to your entire team can use this drill to simulate game like conditions and drill habits without the hassle and chaos of rebounding multiple balls. This drill is great if you have limited space, time,

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