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Get the Gear Your Team Needs While Working Within Your Budget

Get the Gear Your Team Needs While Working Within Your Budget

At FastModel Sports, we talk with coaches everyday about their goals on the court, expectations for players, and even the administrative challenges of running a team. One of the most common challenges we hear coaches talk about is being able to fit all the needs for their team into a small budget (that’s why last

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Program Spotlight: St. Charles Spartans

When Coach Brett Campbell walked into his first day as head coach of the St. Charles Spartans, he faced one of the biggest challenges of his coaching career. As a brand new, first year high school, Coach Campbell had players joining together from eight different schools and coaches coming from three different programs.  Learn how

March 8, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN, U.S. - North head coach Larry McKenzie read an inspirational quote to his players before the start of practice Tuesday afternoon.    ]  JEFF WHEELER •     Minneapolis North Polars, a program synonymous with basketball excellence, is back in the state tournament for the first time since 2003. They practiced after school Tuesday afternoon, March 8, 2016 ahead of their tournament game on Thursday. (Credit Image: � Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune via ZUMA Wire)

Make it a Productive Off-Season – Part 1

Every coach knows that time is of the essence in the off-season. Between open gyms, individual workouts, weight training, video sessions, youth camps, coaching clinics and more, a coach’s calendar fills up fast. Being organized and efficient with one’s time is crucial for any coach. Lucky for them, there are great tools to help save time and energy. Along with using FastDraw,

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I Am A Coach’s Wife

(This article was originally published at Her View From Home by Renae Zimmer) I am a coach’s wife.  I signed up for it, back when we were young and stupid and didn’t have a penny to our name.  I said yes to an awesome guy and yes to being a coach’s wife. I love sports, that

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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