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January 11, 2017: Wichita State Shockers guard Austin Reaves (12) runs Loyola (Il) Ramblers guard Clayton Custer (13) into a screen set by Wichita State Shockers forward Rashard Kelly (0) during the NCAA Basketball Game between the Loyola Ramblers and the Wichita State Shockers at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita,Kansas. Kendall Shaw/CSM(Credit Image: © Kendall Shaw/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Attacking the Switch: Set Plays vs Switching Defense

Attacking the Switch: Set Plays vs Switching Defense

As you prepare for the upcoming season, it is important to have a game plan versus a switching man-to-man defense. A team that switches everything can be disruptive and hard to play against if you are not adequately prepared. Whether you run pure motion, a set play system or continuities; having a few set plays

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Off-Season Coaching Development

You’ve Heard About Player Development – But What About Coaching Development?! Coaches dedicate their lives to helping their players improve. Player Development is common phrase in basketball, usually referring to the offseason when individual growth is a focus for athletes. However, Coach Development is just as important during this period! This day and age, things

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Plays of the Week: Shooting Drills

Shooting drills serve a number of purposes for all basketball coaches. Often limited by time and practice space, quality shooting drills help maximize the resources available to most coaches. The best shooting drills provide great repetitions, on-court conditioning, and keep “standing in line” to a minimum. This week’s Plays of the Week features three shooting

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FastDraw: The Ultimate PROGRAM Tool

Tips and creative uses for FastDraw as a program tool for developing top-to-bottom program alignment.  In many hours of counseling basketball coaches, a common struggle I hear is lack of program alignment. There are many factors that may inhibit this from situation to situation, but it often is the fault of the head coach for not having

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Adding Value to Your Team

Points and rebounds are only two of a thousand ways to add value to your team I was recently emailing with a friend of mine, a current Junior College player, who is preparing for the next level once his JUCO career is up. We were talking about how he can gain more exposure to other

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Elbow Series – EuroBasket 2017

As the 2017 NBA Finals concluded and the Golden State Warriors hoisted the Larry O’Brien Trophy for the second time in three years, basketball fans across the world looked to scratch that never ending basketball itch. EuroBasket Women 2017 provided that relief. An incredible tournament with great #XsOs, including a fantastic elbow series by the

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Skills and Drills: Mid-Range Scoring Options

BASKETBALL DRILLS: MID-RANGE SCORING OPTIONS by Jefferson Mason was originally published by drdishbasketball.com. Dr. Dish Basketball is excited to bring you another great Drill of the Week. In this basketball drill, we used the Dr. Dish All-Star shooting machine away from the hoop to receive game-like passes and also to incorporate some finishes at the

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