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Middle Tennessee State – 1-3-1 Zone

Middle Tennessee State – 1-3-1 Zone

Middle Tennessee State – 1-3-1 Zone

Middle Tennessee State University has made it out of the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the underdog two years in a row.  One of the keys to their success is the unique variations of the 1-3-1 defense that they use.   Middle Tennessee State plays a very aggressive version of the 1-3-1 zone,

Josh Hart

East Region – Josh Hart Jumpstops

The East Region #1 Seed Villanova Wildcats are lead by senior guard Josh Hart and his powerful jumpstops.  The top seed in the East Region belongs to the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats (31-3, Big East Champions). The ‘Cats are lead by senior guard Josh Hart (18.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.1 apg) and Hart may

oneseeds

NCAA Tournament – One Big Thing – #1 Seeds

Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga are the #1 Seeds in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. A look at that quintessential ONE thing each of them do well. The 2017 NCAA Tournament is set and the madness begins soon. Villanova, North Carolina, Kansas and Gonzaga earned the top seed in each region. These are familiar programs

The Mayor

Early Offense – Pitches And Flips

Transition Offense + False Motion: Two Early Offense staples from the Fred Hoiberg Pitch Series. To play seamless basketball, flowing from transition offense to halfcourt offense without pause is the first step. A quick pitch ahead may net an early advantage that the offense can exploit for an easy basket. When there is defensive balance

Ball Screen

Ball Screen And Roll Shooting

Ball Screen and Roll Shooting – A teaching and shooting drill to introduce wing ball screen progressions. The wing ball screen is a common way to create an advantage for the ball handler, the roll man or a third player. Increasingly, teams are running the wing ball screen directly from transition offense with an empty

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Team France – Simple Horns Actions

A pair of simple “Horns” actions to create enlarged gap space from Team France in international play One of the staples of international offense is the “Horns” alignment. There are boundless Horns sets and entries into offenses of all varieties. Horns allows the offense to lift the defense and play through its “bigs.” Action can be initiated

UNM Practice

Maximizing Your Minutes in Practice – The First 40

Yes, “we talkin’ ’bout practice,” as our good friend AI would say. I am by no means an expert on planning practice, but I think a few things are basic truths, especially at the high school level. This post is designed to help coaches in these situations maximize their practice. There is a lack of

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