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March 15, 2018 - San Diego, CA, USA - SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2018 | Wichita State's Darral Willis Jr., center, Brett Barney, right, and Rauno Nurger share a laugh during Wichita State's practice for the NCAA tournament at the Viejas Arena in San Diego on Thursday. | Photo by Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune/Mandatory Credit: HAYNE PALMOUR IV/SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE/ZUMA PRESS San Diego Union-Tribune Photo by Hayne Palmour IV copyright 2017 (Credit Image: © Hayne Palmour Iv/San Diego Union-Tribune via ZUMA Wire)

Pre-Practice: Setting the Tone for Success

Pre-Practice: Setting the Tone for Success

The 15-20 minutes before official practice begins are crucial, and having a pre-practice routine can help set the tone for success. Designing and organizing a successful daily practice plan may be the most important quality of any successful coach. Practice plan design, time length, and practice goals may be differ for each coach, but I

March 25, 2018 - Omaha, NE U.S. - Kansas Jayhawks guard Devonte' Graham #4 in action during the Elite 8, Midwest Regional, NCAA men's basketball game between #2 Duke Blue Devils and #1 Kansas Jayhawks at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, NE..Attendance:17579.Kansas Won 85-81 OT.Jimmy Rash/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Jimmy Rash/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Keys to Attacking a Match-up Zone: 8 Plays to Score

A Match-up Zone can cause problems for offenses finding ways to score. Here are 8 top sets to help beat it.  The 2018 NCAA basketball tournament has been one for the ages, giving college basketball fans monumental upsets and amazing come-from-behind victories. It also further illustrates that teams with unique and unorthodox styles of play

December 3rd, 2016: Winthrop Eagles center Duby Okeke (0) and Winthrop Eagles guard Xavier Cooks (12) box out Dayton Flyers forward Xeyrius Williams (20) during a free throw during NCAA basketball game action between the Winthrop Eagles and the Dayton Flyers at University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH. Photo by Adam Lacy/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Adam Lacy/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Man-to-Man Defense – Competitive Team Rebounding

Competitive Team Rebounding is part 5 of a 5 part series on drills that can help any man-to-man defensive system. Read part 1, Man-to-Man Defense – 2 Essential Questions here  part 2 Man-to-Man Defense – Drills for On and Off Ball Defense here part 3 Man-to-Man Defense – Team Post Defense here and part 4 Man-to-Man Defense – Defending Screens. My

March 11, 2017 - New York, New York, U.S. - Creighton's guard Marcus Foster #0 takes a hard screen from Villanova's forward Darryl Reynolds #45 in the second half during the Big East Tournament Championship game at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Villanova Wildcats defeated Creighton Bluejays 74-60. Duncan Williams/CSM(Credit Image: © Duncan Williams/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Man-to-Man Defense – Defending Screens

Defending Screens is part 4 of a 5 part series on drills that can help any man-to-man defensive system. Read part 1, Man-to-Man Defense – 2 Essential Questions here  part 2 Man-to-Man Defense – Drills for On and Off Ball Defense here and part 3 Man-to-Man Defense – Team Post Defense here. In today’s post on man-to-man defense, we

August 31, 2016 - August 31, 2016 - Foto : Abwehr von Maodo LO ( GER ) gegen Adama Darboe Basketball EM Qualifikation in Kiel , Gruppenspiel Deutschland - Denmark....Photo Defence from Maodo Lo ger against Adama Darbo Basketball euro Qualification in Leng Group game Germany Denmark (Credit Image: � Imago via ZUMA Press)

Man-to-Man Defense – Drills for On and Off Ball Defense

Drills for On and Off Ball Defense is part 2 of a 5 part series on drills that can help any man-to-man defensive system. Read Part 1, Man-to-Man Defense – 2 Essential Questions here. In this first post on building a comprehensive drill package for any man defense, we are going to look at two

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