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January 31, 2018: Tremont Waters #3 of the LSU Tigers drives to the basket against James Daniel III #3 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the NCAA basketball game between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Louisiana State University Tigers at Thompson Boling Arena in Knoxville TN Tim Gangloff/CSM(Credit Image: © Tim Gangloff/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs – Teams 21-25

NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs – Teams 21-25

College basketball is almost here, and we’re tipping it off with a series of top plays from the Top 25 teams. The 2019 Preseason AP Top 25 poll was recently released. Of course we had to round up TeamFastModel contributors to submit top plays from each team in the rankings, all to share with you. Enjoy,

March 24, 2018 - Atlanta, GA, USA - Loyola head coach Porter Moser addresses fans as the team celebrates after a 78-62 win against Kansas State in an NCAA Tournament regional final at Philips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Credit Image: © John J. Kim/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs – Honorable Mention Teams

College basketball is almost here, and we’re tipping it off with a series of top plays from the Top 25 teams. The 2019 Preseason AP Top 25 poll was recently released. Of course we had to round up TeamFastModel contributors to submit top plays from each team in the rankings, all to share with you. Enjoy,

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Top Plays from EuroCup First Round: New Coaches Edition

Several teams at the EuroCup have new leaders, but as always, each coach provided some quality XsOs for us to learn from. EuroCup is the second best competition in Europe. Twenty-four elite European clubs face each other,  each looking for a trophy and cherished place in the EuroLeague, as the winner earns a spot for next

November 17, 2017 - Storrs, CT, USA - Connecticut Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma has a word with guard Crystal Dangerfield (5) during action against California at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. UConn won, 82-47. (Credit Image: © Brad Horrigan/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

More Than Just Talk: Building Communication With Your Team

Communication is a basketball skill just like any other, which coaches can develop by emphasizing in practice. *This is Part 1 of a 3-part series. Read Part 2 on Defensive Communication and Part 3 on Offensive Communication. If you’ve coached long enough, you’ve probably run into multiple situations where one of your players failed to

January 17, 2018 - Washington, DC, USA - 2018017 - Villanova guard DONTE DIVINCENZO (10) and Villanova guard COLIN GILLESPIE (2) apply a trap on Georgetown guard JAGAN MOSELY (4) in the first half at Capital One Arena in Washington. (Credit Image: © Chuck Myers/ZUMA Wire)

Pressure Man Tips – Selective Trapping

Utilizing selective traps provides one of the major weapons of disruption in pressure man-to-man defense. Here are four scenarios for selective trapping.  One of the major weapons of pressure man-to-man defense is the double team or trap. Trapping the ball can disrupt offensive flow by creating a disadvantage situation for the ball handler. An effective

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Join the MaxOne “Journey to Tip-off” CHALLENGE

Join the MaxOne “Journey to Tip-off” Challenge and get access to 5+ FREE resources to make it your best season yet. Grab my FREE resources… Preparing for a basketball season can be a chaotic time for a coach.  The best coaches know that good preparation saves a lot of headaches when you are in the

March 25, 2018 - Kansas City, MO, U.S. - KANSAS Kansas City, MO - MARCH 25: Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs center Teaira McCowan (15) and the entire starting lineup walk down the court together in celebration late in the fourth quarter of a quarterfinal game in the NCAA Division l Women's Championship between the UCLA Bruins and Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs on March 25, 2018 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO.  Mississippi State won 89-73 to advance to the Final Four. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Scott Winters/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Coach’s Role in Building Confidence: Part 3 – Words of Teammates

Developing confidence in athletes is a key part of coaching, as is the way teammates communicate with each other. *Final post in this series. Check out Part 1 – Preparation and Success; and Part 2 – Coach’s Words and Actions. This is the final post in a short mini-series on confidence and our role as coaches in

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

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

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