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Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra speaks at the 2018 Coaching U Live clinic in Las Vegas, NV. Image courtesy of Coaching U.

FastTrade: The New Way to Network for Basketball Coaches

FastTrade: The New Way to Network for Basketball Coaches

Build relationships and expand your coaching circle with FastDraw’s FastTrade feature as a networking tool.  No matter what industry you work in, networking is crucial to success. The coaching business is no different. Relationships matter and those who have have a solid network are in better shape to succeed than those who don’t. But we’ve

March 15, 2018 - Boise, ID, U.S. - BOISE, ID - MARCH 15:G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (22) of the Kentucky Wildcats fakes and moves behind F Peyton Aldridge (23) of the Davidson Wildcats during the NCAA Division I Men's Championship First Round game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Davidson Wildcats on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho.   (Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Douglas Stringer/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Keys to Designing a Dribble Drive Motion Practice Plan

A comprehensive approach to creating a practice plan that simultaneously focuses on skill development and game-like situations. The Craft of Practice Planning Practice planning is one of the great obsessions of basketball coaches at all levels. There is probably no aspect of their job that coaches spend more time on then designing the perfect practice plan. As a

April 29, 2018 - Cleveland, OH, USA - Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James drives the ball against Indiana Pacers Lance Stephenson in the second quarter of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round series on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavs won the game, 105-101. (Credit Image: © Leah Klafczynski/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Playing Inside Out: Passing and Cutting from the Post

Teach players key concepts and reads to playing inside out on offense in order to increase spacing and scoring opportunities.  Playing inside out has long been a focus of many basketball coaches. This often meant playing through a traditional post player who would throw the ball out if they couldn’t score. The game has changed in many ways,

Seattle Storm's Natasha Howard, right, deflects a pass by Washington Mystics' Elena Delle Donne in the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Seattle. The Storm won 75-73. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

WNBA Finals: Storm vs Mystics – Top Plays to Look For

Doug Brotherton of Dynamic Coaching Tools shares the most effective plays from each team in the WNBA Finals. After a highly competitive WNBA Finals Game 2, the Washington Mystics look to make this a series vs the Seattle Storm. Game 3 tips off Wednesday night at 7PM Central on ESPN2, with the #1-seeded Storm having an opportunity

August 9, 2018 - Ottawa, ON, U.S. - OTTAWA, ON - AUGUST 08: Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis shouts instructions during pre-season college basketball play at Carleton University's Raven's Nest in Ottawa, Canada. The Carleton Ravens defeated the Ole Miss Rebels 81-69 in the game played on August 8, 2018.. (Photo by Sean Burges/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Sean Burges/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Breakdown: Kermit Davis Morphing 1-3-1 Zone Defense

Go inside the action of coach Kermit Davis’ morphing 1-3-1 Zone Defense that has led to multiple NCAA Tournament runs. First-year Ole Miss Head Coach Kermit Davis is famous for using an aggressive style of 1-3-1 Zone Defense that helped his Middle Tennessee State squads to multiple NCAA Tournament appearances. This post outlines the principles of

ADU Head Coach Roundtable

Head Coach Roundtable: Advice for Your First 100 Days

With so much work to do when starting a new job as head coach, having a plan for the first 100 days is extremely important. *This article was originally posted by our partners at AthleticDirectorU on its website here. What does it take to have a successful start to a head coaching tenure? AthleticDirectorU sat

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Here’s Why You Need FastDraw iPad This Season

FastDraw iPad is fun, convenient, user friendly and travels well to clinics – check out a free trial today. If you’re reading this, then chances are you’re already a regular FastDraw user. But for the 10K Desktop version users, many of you may not be taking full advantage of FastDraw iPad (You can save $ by purchasing

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Top Plays: FIBA U18 European Championship 2018

Plenty of creative and effective XsOs were showcased during the FIBA U18 Europe event – here are seven diagrams along with video. Many factors made the FIBA U18 European Championship 2018 in Latvia very exciting. This tournament was important for most youth European players, because the U18 event sees the largest gathering of NBA and EuroLeague scouts.

SAN ANTONIO, April 3, 2018  Jay Wright (L), head coach of Villanova, hugs player Jalen Brunson during the championship game against Michigan of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament,in San Antonio, Texas, the United States, on April 2, 2018. Villanova claimed the title by defeating Michigan with 79-62.  wll) (Credit Image: © Song Qiong/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire)

Coach’s Role in Building Confidence: Part 2 – Words and Actions

Developing confidence in athletes is a key part of coaching, and the words and actions from coaches make a difference. *This is Part 2 of 3. Check out Part 1 – Preparation and Success.  Last week I started this blog series on confidence and our role as coaches in instilling and developing it in our athletes.

August 17, 2018: Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud (9) celebrates hitting the unbelievable last second shot during the game between the Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.. Cory Royster/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Cory Royster/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

What’s the Best Bargain in Basketball? The WNBA

The WNBA Playoffs begin tonight, and coaches should take advantage of the learning opportunity these games will provide. Coaches spend the off season looking for ways to develop, improve, and learn. What if I told you that you might be missing out on the best bargain in basketball!?! For only $16.99, you could watch some of the

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