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Support Staff Series, Vol. 3: Q&A with Tyler Schaul

Support Staff Series, Vol. 3: Q&A with Tyler Schaul

This fall, FastModel Sports is excited to feature a Support Staff Series of Q&A interviews to show a little love to those coaches who aren’t in the spotlight and don’t sit in the first row of the bench on game day. These are the staff members that work behind the scenes making sure every single

November 30, 2016 - Chicago, IL - The Drake University men's basketball staff and team gather during a timeout vs DePaul University in 2016.

Support Staff Series, Vol. 1: Q&A with Cory Marquardt

This fall, FastModel Sports is excited to feature a Support Staff Series of Q&A interviews to show a little love to those coaches who aren’t in the spotlight and don’t sit in the first row of the bench on game day. These are the staff members that work behind the scenes making sure every single aspect of

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DNA of a Stat: Evaluate Player Contributions with Plus-Minus

DNA of a Stat: Evaluate Player Contributions with Plus-Minus by Dan Hoppen was originally published by Hudl at hudl.com/blog What better way to find a player’s value than examining whether the team wins or loses when he’s on the court? That’s the power of plus-minus. During a nationally televised game against the Knicks on March 5, ABC’s cameras

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DNA of a Stat: Four Factors go Deeper Than Traditional Stats

DNA of a Stat: How the Four Factors go Deeper Than Traditional Counting Stats by Dan Hoppen was originally published by Hudl at hudl.com/blog Basketball games aren’t played in a vacuum. The Four Factors help coaches adjust for pace of play to get a more accurate view of their team. All shooting percentages are not created equal. Take

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DNA of a Stat: The Right Connections Through Lineup Data

DNA of a Stat: Find the Right Connections Through Lineup Data by Dan Hoppen was originally published by Hudl at hudl.com/blog Some players just play better together. Lineup data will help you pinpoint the right combinations. Few sports require chemistry as much as basketball. Miscommunication can result in defensive lapses or turnovers, while some teammates are so in tune with

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Coach – Player Communication

Technology plays an ever-increasing role in how coaches of all sports not only coach and teach, but also how they communicate with players. Understanding the best ways to utilize these technologies is important to be able to maximize a player’s potential and improve Coach – Player Communication. Basketball coaches everywhere have long used FastDraw Play

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FastDraw: The Ultimate PROGRAM Tool

Tips and creative uses for FastDraw as a program tool for developing top-to-bottom program alignment.  In many hours of counseling basketball coaches, a common struggle I hear is lack of program alignment. There are many factors that may inhibit this from situation to situation, but it often is the fault of the head coach for not having

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