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March 23, 2015 - NCAA Basketball 2015: Old Dominion Monarchs guard Keenan Palmore (3) looks to pass the ball around Illinois State Redbirds guard Daishon Knight (3) in the NIT Second Round game between Illinois State vs Old Dominion at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, VA. The Monarchs defeated the Redbirds 50-49.(Credit Image: © Jen Hadsell/Cal Sport Media/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Simple Sets & Concepts for Attacking Box/Diamond & 1

Simple Sets & Concepts for Attacking Box/Diamond & 1

(This is part 3 of a 4 part series on how to attack “junk defense.” Find Part 1 here: 4 Reasons Why You Will See Junk Defense and Part 2 here: Developing Your Offensive Philosophy vs Junk Defense) Part 3 of my series on attacking junk defenses looks at simple and effective ways to attack

Feb. 24, 2015 - Florida, U.S. - Darius Banks, 16 works out during St. Pete High School  basketball practice Tuesday February 24, 2015. .JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times (Credit Image: � Tampa Bay Times/ZUMA Wire)

Building A Defensive Practice Plan

Our defensive philosophy is developed around our style of play. We are a running, pressing, up-tempo team. We want our defense to be an AGGRESSIVE, DISRUPTIVE, and DISCIPLINED style of defense. Our goal is to force our opponent to “make a play” versus being allowed to “run a play.” We are a defense that creates

March 24, 2015 - STEPHEN CURRY (30) makes a pass. The Portland Trail Blazers play the Golden State Warriors at the Moda Center on March 24, 2015. (Credit Image: � David Blair/ZUMA Wire)

Passing Out of Pick and Roll Situations

As I have been busy over the past months starting my own player development and basketball training business, I have been watching a lot of film to prepare and construct my workout curriculum. As I was studying and watching film of some of the best NBA point guards, I found that they pass the ball

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Roles of an Assistant Coach

Be Loyal to the Program: One of the most important roles of an assistant coach is to be loyal to the head coach and to the program. There are many influences and issues that may emerge during the course of a season. Make sure you always keep the best interests of the players, your program, and

Sept. 28, 2012 - Indianapolis, Indiana, United States - September 28 2012: Indiana Fever head coach Lin Dunn during a game between the Atlanta Dream and the Indiana Fever at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.(Credit Image: � Pat Lovell/Cal Sport Media/ZUMAPRESS.com)

5 Keys for a Head Coach

1. HAVE A PLAN Goals/Vision Masterplan Offensive and Defensive System Philosophy Identity Develop drills to grow your system Instill your CORE VALUES ”Here is WHAT we are going to do..and here’s HOW we will do it!” 2. TALENT Find it! Recruit it! Sign it! DEVELOP it! This is the lifeblood of your program Bring in players

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