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March 7, 2014 - St. Louis, Missouri, U.S - University of Northern Iowa head coach BEN JACOBSON talks to one of his players in the huddle at the Missouri Valley Conference Arch Madness Tournament second round where Southern Illinois beat University of Northern Iowa 63-58 (Credit Image: © Richard Ulreich/ZUMAPRESS.com)

A Season of Significance

A Season of Significance

Basketball seasons are winding down all across the country. This is a time of great excitement and anticipation, as teams prepare for their post-season tournaments with dreams and goals of an eventual state championship. However, it is also a time of reflection for coaches and athletes alike. Late in a season we sometimes play the

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Dr. Dish Full Court Shooting

In case you haven’t heard, FastModel Sports has recently partnered with Dr. Dish, creators of the fastest growing and most advanced basketball shooting machine in the world. Using Dr. Dish to throw outlet passes and rebound transition 3s, these drills maximize quality repetitions within a limited practice time. Here are two Full Court Shooting Drills you can

NCAA Basketball, 2015: Duke Blue Devils guard Derryck Thornton #12 in action during the Duke Blue Devils opening practice in Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC. Reagan Lunn/CSM(Credit Image: � Reagan Lunn/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Motion Offense – Practice Design And Structure

Tips for planning and structuring highly connected daily practice plans for read-based motion offense.   Motion Offense is about decision making. Players must learn to read defenders, teammates, screens and spacing and make corresponding decisions. Developing that ability requires a motion offense centered practice to look quite different from traditional practices. With sets and continuities,

Oct. 15, 2015 - Charlotte, NC, USA - Charlotte head basketball coach Mark Price, middle, talks with his team at half court prior to the Green and White scrimmage on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Halton Arena in Charlotte, N.C. (Credit Image: � Jeff Siner/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Drills to Start Practice

Coaches are always looking for effective drills to start practice. Drills at the beginning of practice should get the players loose and prepare them for the mental and physical grind of a typical practice. The start of practice is also a great time to work on fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, footwork, and shooting. I

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Pre-Season Checklist – Things Your Players Should Know

For any coach or staff, setting the tone from “Day 1” is imperative. There is no room for misinterpretation, players must understand what is expected and the consequences if those expectations are not met. Never assume that players know right from wrong, they must be taught the right way to do things. You never know

April 3, 2015 - Indianapolis, IN, USA - Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari made a point as the University of Kentucky basketball team practiced at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, In., Friday, April 03, 2015. UK plays Wisconsin Saturday night in the National semifinals. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff. (Credit Image: © Lexington Herald-Leader/ZUMA Wire)

4 Philosophies All Coaches Should Have – Part 3

This is Part 3 of this series on the 4 philosophies all coaches should have. The 4 philosophies all coaches should have are as follows: “General Athletic/Coaching Philosophy,” “Sport-Specific Philosophy,” “Practice Philosophy,” and a “Playing-Time Philosophy.” There may be more philosophies that coaches will want to consider, but these four should form the basis for

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