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Skill Building for Dribble Drive Motion Offenses

Skill Building for Dribble Drive Motion Offenses

These four drills build skills for Dribble Drive Motion offenses, and provide a structure to develop common skills for any offensive system. Developing Skills to Fit Your Offense Developing the “skills” necessary to excel within your offensive system is perhaps the most important thing coaches will accomplish on the practice floor. A good reflective practice for coaches is to

So You Want to Be a College Basketball Player?

Some quick advice on what it takes to be an impact college basketball player from a Division III basketball coach.  “There’s a difference between being a college basketball player and being an impact college basketball player.” Every spring, I enjoy scrolling through my social media feed looking at all the college commitments by graduating student-athletes

The Impact Of Optimism Bias

Optimism Bias can lead to unrealistic expectations, disappointment and emotional turmoil for coaches who do not guard against it. Read more on Cognitive Biases and how they relate to coaching: Action Bias Pitfalls Avoiding Outcome Bias The Perils of Confirmation Bias Survivorship Bias in Coaching There are numerous cognitive biases – or mistakes in reasoning –

Jay Bilas Skills Camp: Top 5 Takeaways for Coaches

The 2018 edition of the Jay Bilas Skills Camp continued to provide both coaches and players exceptional opportunities to improve. The Jay Bilas Skills Camp is quickly becoming one of the best basketball camps in the entire country. At the camp, players are split into teams, which are each led by a full coaching staff.

Program Spotlight: Leicester Wolverines

The Leicester Wolverines (MA) are having success under head coach Michael Lynch, who runs his program under three key pillars – and FastDraw. This spotlight was written by Michael Lynch for FastModel Sports. Coach Michael Lynch History teacher at Leicester High School in Leicester, MA past 14 years Varsity Boys Basketball Coach since 2009-2010 (9

The Pass Is King. Or is it?

The Passes Per Game statistic has been espoused by prominent coaches of late, but is it a worthwhile indicator? The Philadelphia 76ers had a breakout season. A healthy Joel Embiid and the addition of Ben Simmons helped the famed “Process” take a huge step towards fulfillment. The Sixers made the playoffs, won a series and

The Locker Room: Creating a Culture of Success

Enforcing a standard of behavior and respect of the locker room is yet another area where coaches can create a culture of success. Recently I started a short series for “team sport” coaches on some of the important elements of team sport success. However, I focused on areas that many might not usually think of as the most important things. So much of

Why Bench Behavior Is More Important Than You Think

Teaching players how to properly behave in all situations of sport is just as important as coaching game strategy.  This is the first of a few posts on elements that lead to team success or failure which sometimes get overlooked as being of primary importance. I have also done a short video version of the post

Nail Your Next Interview: Create a Coaching Portfolio

As the game of basketball has changed, so has the way to get a coaching job. Creating a coaching portfolio is a must when interviewing for a position. With the 2017-2018 basketball season coming to a close, many athletic departments will begin coaching searches to fill vacancies. In the constantly evolving business of basketball, the interview process

The Inside Out – Episode 47: Work Like A Pro

Thrive3, a leading basketball skills training group, is excited to partner with FastModel Sports to offer our weekly videos series, The Inside Out, on the FMS blog platform and directly to its audience of coaches, trainers and players. The series will provide drills from Thrive3’s player development system used to train top athletes from youth to professional

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