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March 25, 2018 - Boston, MA, U.S. - BOSTON, MA - MARCH 25: Villanove head coach Jay Wright during an Elite Eight matchup between the Villanova Wildcats and the Texas Tech Red Raiders on March 25, 2018, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Wildcats defeated the Red Raiders 71-59. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Fred Kfoury Iii/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Tournament – Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight #XsOs

NCAA Tournament – Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight #XsOs

The best of the best #XsOs from the second weekend of the 2018 men’s NCAA Tournament: Top plays to install with your team. Hopefully, you have taken our advice on treating the NCAA Tournament as a free coaching clinic and used it as a professional development opportunity. There’s still time to catch up on all

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Recipe for Success: Loyola-Chicago’s Ball Screen Offense

Loyola-Chicago’s ball screen heavy offensive attack has created high percentage shots and propelled the team to two NCAA Tournament upsets.  Loyola-Chicago became a darling of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, pulling off upsets as an 11-seed in the first two rounds over #6 Miami and #3 Tennessee, both in dramatic fashion. A main reason Coach Porter

March 15, 2018 - Dallas, TX, U.S. - DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers players celebrate winning the NCAA Div I Men's Championship First Round basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Miami on March 15, 2018 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © George Walker/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Tournament – #XsOs Behind the Upsets

The first two rounds of the 2018 NCAA Tournament were as thrilling as ever, producing 15 upsets according to seedings. March Madness is often unpredictable as we see every year and especially so far in the 2018 edition. We saw the first ever 16-over-1 upset for goodness sakes! UMBC put its school on the map, and is guaranteed

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Coach: How to Maximize March Madness with FastDraw

March Madness provides an incredible opportunity for coaches everywhere grow by learning from some of the best in the business. We all know coaches share (and steal) plays from each other, it’s a natural part of the game. So what better chance to do so than in March? With over a hundred high quality games this month

NCAA Overachievers

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,

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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

Dec. 22, 2014 - Lakeville, MN, U.S. - MacKenzie Denk (43) during practice Monday afternoon at Lakeville North High School.    ]  JEFF WHEELER •     The Lakeville North girl's basketball team practiced Monday afternoon, December 22, 2014 at the high school. (Credit Image: © Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/ZUMA Wire)

Game Like Drills for Pregame Warm Ups

Practice is inherently about preparing for a game by performing drills that translate to games scenarios. Most coaches would say that pregame warm ups are about getting players’ bodies physically ready for the game. However, the mental aspect of pregame needs to be just as much of a focus, if not more. Preparing for the

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Down by 7 points (11.2 seconds to play) in Game 2 of the EC Finals Frank Vogel drew up the following SLOB to get a good look from the 3point line. Frame 1 2 (George) starts of sprinting to the ball and cuttuing to the corner 1 (Hill) loops around 4 (Butler) and 5 (West)

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