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Offensive Actions Breakdown: Stagger Split

Offensive Actions Breakdown: Stagger Split

A great way to expand an offensive playbook is by focusing on the actions that make up specific plays. By breaking plays down to their individual components, players will become more proficient in executing the actions. This also gives the option of utilizing those actions in a variety of ways without players having to learn a completely new play. When players understand the

June 12, 2017 - Oakland, CA, USA - The Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) goes in for the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, June 12, 2017. (Credit Image: © Dan Honda/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Player Development: Training Guards and Posts Together

Traditional player development consists of breaking up players into guards and bigs, working specifically on post work for bigs and outside work for guards. With basketball becoming more and more versatile and positionless, it’s critical that players be trained in all skills and not boxed into a single position based on their size or current skillset.

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Support Staff Series, Vol. 3: Q&A with Tyler Schaul

This fall, FastModel Sports is excited to feature a Support Staff Series of Q&A interviews to show a little love to those coaches who aren’t in the spotlight and don’t sit in the first row of the bench on game day. These are the staff members that work behind the scenes making sure every single

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The Importance of a Complete Basketball Education

After the overwhelming success of its Pro Scout School event in Las Vegas each summer, TPG Sports Group is excited to announce the launch of Virtual Scout School. The online course features NBA concepts broken down for College and High School coaches. The $9.99 monthly subscription will provide exclusive access to coaching content, video breakdowns, live stream chats, and

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20 “Expectations” for Your Team

Ready or not, it’s that time of year again. The season is ALMOST here and now is the perfect time (if you haven’t done so already) to lay the framework for how your program works and what expectations you have for the season, team, and individual players. Below is a list of 20 “expectations” that

February 2, 2017 - Minnetonka, MN, USA - Players huddled around Hopkins High School girls basketball coach Brian Cosgriff during a practice. ....  .. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com - February 2, 2017, Minnetonka, MN, Hopkins High School / Prep Girls Basketball Coach Brian Cosgriff (Credit Image: © Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune via ZUMA Wire)

Practice Structure Ideas – Philosophy 

As most high school coaches are gearing up to start practice within the next month, I wanted share a list of Top 20 Tips on practice structure. These are personal to our program, so obviously take what you like and adjust it to fit your team. The emphasis should be on doing the things your team

November 30, 2016 - Chicago, IL - The Drake University men's basketball staff and team gather during a timeout vs DePaul University in 2016.

Support Staff Series, Vol. 1: Q&A with Cory Marquardt

This fall, FastModel Sports is excited to feature a Support Staff Series of Q&A interviews to show a little love to those coaches who aren’t in the spotlight and don’t sit in the first row of the bench on game day. These are the staff members that work behind the scenes making sure every single aspect of

December 16, 2016 - Chicago, IL, USA - The Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates after scoring in the first half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (Credit Image: © Chris Sweda/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Inside The Association: Scout Life

The following article written by Jason Benadretti, Executive Vice President & Director of Basketball Operations for Ground Zero Training, was originally published by www.talkbasket.net and can be found here. Do you want to go inside the NBA? Discover the inner workings of the NBA Pre-Draft process? What about understanding the NBA scouting process? Did you even know

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