Author Archives: Randy Sherman

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NCAA Tournament – One Big Thing – #1 Seeds

NCAA Tournament – One Big Thing – #1 Seeds

Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga are the #1 Seeds in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. A look at that quintessential ONE thing each of them do well. The 2017 NCAA Tournament is set and the madness begins soon. Villanova, North Carolina, Kansas and Gonzaga earned the top seed in each region. These are familiar programs

The Mayor

Early Offense – Pitches And Flips

Transition Offense + False Motion: Two Early Offense staples from the Fred Hoiberg Pitch Series. To play seamless basketball, flowing from transition offense to halfcourt offense without pause is the first step. A quick pitch ahead may net an early advantage that the offense can exploit for an easy basket. When there is defensive balance

Ball Screen

Ball Screen And Roll Shooting

Ball Screen and Roll Shooting – A teaching and shooting drill to introduce wing ball screen progressions. The wing ball screen is a common way to create an advantage for the ball handler, the roll man or a third player. Increasingly, teams are running the wing ball screen directly from transition offense with an empty

Horns

Team France – Simple Horns Actions

A pair of simple “Horns” actions to create enlarged gap space from Team France in international play One of the staples of international offense is the “Horns” alignment. There are boundless Horns sets and entries into offenses of all varieties. Horns allows the offense to lift the defense and play through its “bigs.” Action can be initiated

Spacing

Single Gap Spacing Issues

A look at single gaps and spacing issues that can arise in five-out alignments. Five-out alignments are common in all levels of basketball. While the five-out does open the lane and can be effective in pulling defenses away from the rim, it does have it’s drawbacks. The most notable drawback being the predominance of single

Geno Auriemma

The Perils Of Confirmation Bias In Coaching

Coaches can be blind to opportunities to advance their teams and programs by falling victim to Confirmation Bias. Like Survivorship Bias, Confirmation Bias is an example of a cognitive bias which leads coaches to make irrational decisions. Confirmation Bias is the tendency to listen only to information that confirms one’s beliefs or preconceptions. It is

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