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January 5, 2018 - Dallas, TX, USA - The Dallas Mavericks' Yogi Ferrell (11) works to set up a play in the first half against the Chicago Bulls at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (Credit Image: © Rodger Mallison/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Video Playbook: Dallas Action

Video Playbook: Dallas Action

A breakdown of the Dallas Mavericks trademark sequence of actions – “Dallas Action” – and how it flows through their playbook. When a series of actions is so closely associated with a team that the actions adopt the team moniker, you know they have been fruitful. Such is the case for the trademark “Dallas Action”

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How 5 Surprise NCAA Teams Are Exceeding Expectations

Every college basketball season, a team or two takes fans and media by surprise and outperforms its preseason expectations. This year, there are several, and not only are these teams ahead of schedule, many are ranked in the Top 25 polls. Let’s take a closer look at five men’s NCAA programs that have drastically improved their records this year,

December 16, 2017: Oklahoma Sooners guard Trae Young (11) high fives Oklahoma Sooners forward Brady Manek (35) as the teams head for a timeout during the NCAA Basketball Game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Wichita State Shockers at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita,Kansas. Kendall Shaw/CSM(Credit Image: © Kendall Shaw/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Transition Offense Tips: Trae Young

Trae Young, the sensational Freshman guard for the Oklahoma Sooners, demonstrates a multitude of Transition Offense Tips. Players can teach coaches a lot about the game and Trae Young, the electric point guard for the Oklahoma Sooners (12-2, 2-1 Big 12), is a virtual Transition Offense clinic. Young has drawn comparisons to Steph Curry due

Top Articles of 2017

Top 10 Coaching Articles of 2017

Anyone else feel like 2017 was a blur? In the coaching business, every year goes fast. As we wrap things up, it’s a great time for reflection. It was a year of strong growth for this blog which makes us very proud. We added some phenomenal contributors to our roster in 2017, so a big thank you

November 27, 2016 - Orlando, FL, USA - Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd talks to guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) during a game against the Orlando Magic on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. (Credit Image: © Stephen M. Dowell/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Video Playbook: Milwaukee Bucks Corner Offense

Video and diagram breakdown of the Milwaukee Bucks Corner Offense and its entries and options. Many believe the Milwaukee Bucks (15-11, 4th in Eastern Conference) are the NBA’s team of the future. With an abundance of youthful length and powered by an other-worldly star in Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks are having success now with an

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How to Export and Share Plays from FastDraw and PlayBank

We live in a social world these days, there’s no doubt about it. People love to share their every idea, emotion and creation. Certainly, there are positives and negatives to this – let’s focus on the positive! Sharing is a natural part of the coaching world as well, everything from plays, philosophies, training – you name it.

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Free Playbook: Top 20 Plays of 2017

Behold – the FastModel Sports Top 20 Plays of 2017. This playbook is compiled of the most downloaded FastDraw plays from our FastModel Sports PlayBank this year. This database is a phenomenal resource for thousands of coaches from every level of the game – youth, high school, college and even professional. Our PlayBank hosts over

Creating With Blur Screens

Creating With Blur Screens

Utilizing “Blur Screens” can be a unique and effective way to create an advantage for your offense.  Defenses invest hours of practice time learning how to defend common offensive actions such as ball screens, off-ball screens and dribble handoffs. The typical practice plan features a block of time devoted to the techniques and communication required