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NCAA Men's Basketball 2015: Big Ten Championship Wisconsin vs Michigan State MAR 15

The Art of 1 on 1 Defense – Part 2

The Art of 1 on 1 Defense – Part 2

This is a second entry regarding the qualities and skill sets that make up a great defender. Part 1 on the art of 1-on-1 defending laid out 4 important qualities of a superior defender, this time we will focus more on 3 specific drills that will help create a better defender. Transition Track Down:  This drill

NCAA Midwest Regional 3rd Round game 2015: Wisconsin vs Oregon, MAR 22

The Art of 1-on-1 Defense – Part 1

We live in a basketball world where style usually gets noticed more than substance.  A player with strong 1-on-1 offensive skills (jab, shoulder fake, foot-fake, spin, pull-up jump shot) often gets rewarded with millions of dollars from an NBA contract and endorsements. While this “highlight” brand of basketball may dominate the talking points on ESPN

NCAA Women's Basketball 2015 Division1 Championships - 4th Round: Florida State vs South Carolina MAR 29

Practicing “Time and Score” Situations

As the Men’s and Women’s Final Four approaches, you can guarantee that these elite teams are practicing “time and score” situations daily.  For those of us already on “summer break,” it’s never too early to start thinking about next season. One thing must be made clear:  practicing “time and score” situations ahead of time will by no

Disguised Conditioning Drills – Part 2

As discussed in Disguised Conditioning Drills – Part 1, getting your players excited or at all interested in conditioning is a hard thing to do. That’s why coaches often need to disguise conditioning drills as skill development drills. There is certainly a time for basic on the line sprinting (the off-season), but throughout the rest

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Welcome!

Welcome to FastModel Sports and our TEAM! FastModel Sports has spent 10 years working with the most successful coaches on the planet. These coaches helped us build the best play diagramming tool on the market – FastDraw. As of today, FastModel is a lot more than just the X’s & O’s. Objective: To build a community of passionate

Disguised Conditioning Drills – Part 1

Coaches around the globe know that very few players actively want to participate in conditioning drills.  If you need any proof, just tell your players to “get on the line” and watch their heads lower. While conditioning is not usually an enjoyable part of basketball for either players or coaches, it is unfortunately a necessary

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