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March 20, 2013 - Lexington, KY, USA - Butler head coach Brad Stevens answers questions during a news conference as the team prepares for the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Butler plays Bucknell on Thursday. (Credit Image: © Pablo Alcala/TNS/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Goal Coaching: “Plan the Work, Then Work the Plan”

Goal Coaching: “Plan the Work, Then Work the Plan”

Setting goals can be daunting, but these goal coaching tips will help you prepare and achieve yours this year. 2019! Can you believe it? It’s here. And yet, it seems like at the beginning of every year, we say the year out loud and exclaim, “I can’t believe it’s (insert year). Where did last year go?” In fact,

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Coaching Development: How to Spend Winter Break as an Intern

How does an intern invest in coaching development? Hit the road to build relationships, learn the game, and embrace the process. Hello #FastModelFamily! It’s your favorite intern, Matt Barnthouse. To be upfront with you, it’s my dream to work in basketball, particularly at the college level. At the moment, I am a graduate student that

June 3, 2018 - Madrid, Community of Madrid, España - Real Madrid's Rudy Fernandez (C) in action against Herbalife Gran Canaria's Xavi Rabaseda and Nikola Radicevic during the Liga Endesa first semifinal series match between Real Madrid and Gran Canaria at the Wizink Center in Madrid, Spain, 03 June 2018. (Credit Image: © Kiko Huesca/EFE via ZUMA Press)

Pin Down Series: How Real Madrid Creates Open Shots

Down screen, pin down or coming off screen – whatever you call it, Real Madrid creates numerous open looks with the action. The reigning EuroLeague Champion, Real Madrid, are looking for a second title in a row. This season the squad is off to a great start in league play, currently sitting in second place just behind Fenerbahce

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#NBAXmas – The Best Plays from Christmas Day

We handed over our Twitter account to contributor Tony Miller to cover the best plays from NBA Christmas Day games. And he didn’t disappoint. Coach Miller not only shared his favorite #XsOs including BLOBs, SLOBs and ATOs, but also pointed out some great concepts and trends used by the elite NBA teams. Make sure to

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Year in Review: The Top 10 Playbooks of 2018

We gave the people what they wanted in 2018, and they wanted playbooks. Grab our best ones here – if you haven’t already. Continuing with our end of the year review that began with the Top 25 Plays of 2018, we now present the top 10 playbooks of the year. We’ve produced a lot of

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The Year of the PlayBank: The Top 25 Plays of 2018

Check out the top 25 most downloaded plays and top 10 playbooks from the FMS PlayBank in 2018. The last 12 months have delivered some truly phenomenal basketball. From the March Madness, to the NBA and WNBA Playoffs, FIBA EuroCup and World Cup Qualifying, the EuroLeague season, Basketball Champions League, NCAA preseason tournaments like the Maui

September 28, 2018 - Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. - Roberto E. RosalesJournal.The UNM Lobos basketball team held their first practice Friday afternoon with several newcomers joining the team.  Pictured from left to right are Anthony Mathis(Cq), Clay Patterson(Cq) Drue Drinnon(Cq)Keith McGee(Cq) as they listen to assistant coach Brandon Mason(Cq) on the far right. .Albuquerque, New Mexico  (Credit Image: © Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal via ZUMA Wire)

More Than Just Talk: Building Communication on Offense

The benefits of better offensive communication, along with role responsibilities, practice ideas and drills to improve this area. *This is the final part in a 3-part series. Check out previous posts: Building Communication With Your Team | Building Communication on Defense Although the defensive side of the floor usually gets most of the focus when

November 17, 2018 - Arizona Wildcats guard Brandon Williams #2 drives by Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Zach Norvell Jr. #23 during a Maui Invitational game between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Arizona Wildcats at the Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, Maui, HI - Michael Sullivan/CSM(Credit Image: © Michael Sullivan/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Beaches & Basketball: Maui Invitational Top 10 Plays

Beaches and basketball – the Maui Invitational has them both! Coach Dave Nedbalek shares the best sets he saw. One of college basketball’s premier tournaments, the Maui Invitational always provides quality entertainment as top teams face off early in the season. I enjoy seeing teams that would not match-up otherwise, as it pits different styles

November 8, 2018 - Assago, Milano, Italia - Foto Spada/LaPresse.8 novembre 2018 Assago (MI) Italia .sport .basket .AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano vs Cska Mosca.Eurolega Turkish Airline 2018/2019 - Mediolanum Forum.Nella foto : james..Photo Spada/LaPresse.November 8, 2018 Assago (MI) Italy.sport.basket .AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano vs Cska Moscow.Euroleague Turkish Airline 2018/2019 - Mediolanum Forum.in the pic:  james (Credit Image: © Spada/Lapresse via ZUMA Press)

Euroleague Recap: Olimpia Milano PNR Breakdown

One of the top offenses in the Euroleague, Olimpia Milano excels at PNR situations no matter what type of defense it faces. Olimpia Milano had a great start to the Euroleague season with a 3-1 record (which includes a big away win against Olympiakos Piraeus) and an intermediate spot in playoff at the end of

February 21, 2018 - Carbondale, IL, USA - Loyola Ramblers head coach Porter Moser instructs players during practice for a game against the Southern Illinois Salukis on February 21, 2018, in Carbondale, Ill. (Credit Image: © John J. Kim/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

More Than Just Talk: Building Communication on Defense

Ideas, drills and an overall plan for developing good communication habits on the defensive end of the court. *This is Part 2 of a 3-part series. Check out Part 1 on Why Team Communication is Important, and Part 3 on Offensive Communication. When discussing communication in basketball, most coaches immediately focus on the defensive side of

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