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Plays of the Week – April Recap

Plays of the Week – April Recap

The month of April featured some fantastic XsOs with the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament and beginning of the NBA Playoffs. Missed our emails from April? No worries – we got you covered. Catch up at the webpage versions below. Plays of the Week emails are generally sent on Tuesdays. Subscribe here to get POW delivered

March 6, 2018 - Oklahoma City, OK, U.S. - OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City, OK - MARCH 06: Houston Rockets Guard James Harden (13) making his move towards the basket while Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Carmelo Anthony (7) plays defense on March 06, 2018 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK.(Photo by Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Torrey Purvey/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NBA Playoffs – Best #XsOs of Round One

The first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs has been incredibly competitive and exciting, and provided some great #XsOs as well.  With the high stakes of the NBA postseason, preparation is at an all time high for coaching staffs. Having scouted teams throughout the regular season, opponents will know each other’s strengths and weaknesses pretty

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The Most Innovative Coaching Tool in Basketball – MaxOne

MaxOne is a must-have coaching resource to keep your program organized and communication efficient all year long. It can be tough to keep up when it comes to technology and innovation in the sport of basketball. Coaches and athletes are always looking for an edge, and new technologies are continuously coming into play. It’s important

March 25, 2018 - Boston, MA, U.S. - BOSTON, MA - MARCH 25: Villanova guard Jalen Brunson (1) and Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) signal the play during an Elite Eight matchup between the Villanova Wildcats and the Texas Tech Red Raiders on March 25, 2018, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Wildcats defeated the Red Raiders 71-59. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Fred Kfoury Iii/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Final Four: Villanova Wildcats – Numbers Behind the Dominance

The Villanova Wildcats have handled opponents all season with elite shooting and rebounding, and the NCAA Tournament has been no different.  Villanova’s consistency has gotten the Wildcats to this point – another Final Four with a shot at a National Championship. Will they need something extra than what they’ve shown in the tournament so far

March 25, 2018 - Boston, MA, U.S. - BOSTON, MA - MARCH 25: Villanove head coach Jay Wright during an Elite Eight matchup between the Villanova Wildcats and the Texas Tech Red Raiders on March 25, 2018, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Wildcats defeated the Red Raiders 71-59. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Fred Kfoury Iii/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Tournament – Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight #XsOs

The best of the best #XsOs from the second weekend of the 2018 men’s NCAA Tournament: Top plays to install with your team. Hopefully, you have taken our advice on treating the NCAA Tournament as a free coaching clinic and used it as a professional development opportunity. There’s still time to catch up on all

March 15, 2018 - Dallas, TX, U.S. - DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers players celebrate winning the NCAA Div I Men's Championship First Round basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Miami on March 15, 2018 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © George Walker/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Tournament – #XsOs Behind the Upsets

The first two rounds of the 2018 NCAA Tournament were as thrilling as ever, producing 15 upsets according to seedings. March Madness is often unpredictable as we see every year and especially so far in the 2018 edition. We saw the first ever 16-over-1 upset for goodness sakes! UMBC put its school on the map, and is guaranteed

Plays YOU Can Use - Full Series

Plays YOU Can Use – Full Series

One of our most popular series, Plays YOU Can Use provides coaches at all levels with sets easily incorporated into any style of play. Blog Posts Plays YOU Can Use: Elbow Series Plays YOU Can Use: Ball Screen Sets  Plays YOU Can Use: Pistol Action & Counters Plays YOU Can Use: Iverson Sets Plays YOU Can Use: Lob

Top Articles of 2017

Top 10 Coaching Articles of 2017

Anyone else feel like 2017 was a blur? In the coaching business, every year goes fast. As we wrap things up, it’s a great time for reflection. It was a year of strong growth for this blog which makes us very proud. We added some phenomenal contributors to our roster in 2017, so a big thank you

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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.

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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

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