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Elite Point Guard Play

What Makes The Best, The Best Reacting to the Defense There are two ways to react to the defense. One, is the team’s scheme. How is the defense playing our actions, and how can we adjust to better attack their coverages? The second way, point guards react to the defense is with each individual move.

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Skills and Drills: Change of Direction Shooting

BASKETBALL DRILLS: CHANGE OF DIRECTION SHOOTING by Jefferson Mason  was originally published by drdishbasketball.com. The ability to shoot on the move and also make quick ball-handling moves on the catch is a skill that many players lack in today’s game. Majority of players play the game downhill or north to south. This isn’t necessarily the wrong

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Adjusting The Full Court Press

Volume IV – Adjusting the full court press for maximum effectiveness means adapting to various press offenses The first step in creating full court pressure is deciding what press suits your personnel and/or desired outcomes. Decide whether the FACE or SHADOW press suits your gameplan. The next step is to adjust that press to combat how

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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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A Culture of Accountability and Grace

Many of you probably remember when Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett was arrested for DUI. Thankfully that wasn’t the end of his story. The same is true for your players. At some point this season, one or more of your players will mess up. Even the “good kids” will probably make a poor decision at

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Personal Commitment Statement

Anyone that is in the coaching profession or have been in this profession will understand this simple post. As coaches we give so much of our time, making sure our program is the best it can be under our leadership. Often time we do this at the expense of spending less time with our own

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A No-Brainer Strategy to Build Team Culture

A college coach and I were chatting recently about team culture. She’s been a coach for a number of years, mainly in an assistant role with a variety of head coaches. During our discussion, she compared/contrasted two coaches for whom she worked. She enjoyed both, but the experiences felt different. One example she cited was team

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