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May 6, 2014 - Miami, FL, USA - Miami Heat guard Ray Allen shoots over Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson during the second quarter in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Credit Image: � Michael Laughlin/TNS/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Feet, Finish & Faith: A Simplified Guide to Shooting

Feet, Finish & Faith: A Simplified Guide to Shooting

After recently hearing Kevin Eastman speak, I have been challenged to simplify the way that I teach some of the most fundamental basketball skills. Coach Eastman had stated that he has broken down every skill in the game into 3 bullet points for teaching, and I challenged myself to do the same thing. The 3

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

Dec. 17, 2014 - St. Louis, Missouri, U.S - St. Louis Billiken guard ASH YACOUBOU (3) uses the screen from St. Louis Billiken forward MILIK YARBROUGH (4) to get away from University of Texas-Pan America guard SHAQUILLE BOGA (5) during a non conference game  between St. Louis University Billikens and the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) played in St. Louis, MO. at Chaifetz Arena.  Where St. Louis defeated UTPA 75-69 (Credit Image: © Richard Ulreich/ZUMA Wire)

Mastering the Pick and Roll

Keeping offense simple but structured allows players to work instinctively within a system.  In past newsletters I have discussed Horns action and Pitch early offense action but while both Horns and Pitch can be executed quickly, often times getting into action within the first 6-8 seconds of a possession and attacking the first available advantage

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