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Top 10 Books for Basketball Coaches

We can all agree that any book written by or about John Wooden are some of the best books to read to improve as coaches. However, there a number of thought provoking reads that will not only help you become a better coach, but a better person. Below is a list of some of our...

5 Essential Phases of a Basketball Post-Game Routine

Some programs do not give this topic the attention it deserves, post-game routines need to be addressed with the same sense of urgency as the pre-game routines. As a college head coach, I ensured these five phases of post-game breakdown were part of our routine after every game. PHASE I: POST-GAME LOCKER ROOM MEETING Briefly address...

Creating a Culture of Belief with Positivity from Jon Gordon

Last year on my trip to the Men’s Final Four, I was fortunate enough to hear renowned speaker Jon Gordon. If you are not familiar with Jon, I highly recommend you hop over to his website after reading and sign up for his newsletter and purchase his books, you won’t be disappointed. As the season is underway...

Mick Cronin’s Cincinnati Bearcats Basketball Philosophy

Notes taken from the 2012 Brayden Carr Foundation Coaching Clinic. University of Cincinnati Men’s Basketball Coach Mick Cronin spoke on some of his on and off court philosophies for the Bearcats! Off the Court Each day his players are being recruited to not listen to him (from outsiders). Accept it and work to counteract that negativity-why...

4 Drills to Become An Effective Pressing Team

If you have not read our article yet discussing Shaka Smart’s key’s to full-court pressing defense, we recommend you hop on over and read that article before diving into the drills below! Circle Trap The Circle Trap drill is one of the best drills to not only teach your offensive players how to handle traps under...

Importance of Planning and Tracking Basketball Training & Practices

by Joe Lucas Joe is the founder and head trainer at The World of Hoops. The World of Hoops provides intelligent and intense basketball skill and strength training, both online and in-person. There is a reason lanes are painted on the highway; if drivers didn’t have those lines, no one would know where to drive. There would...

Top 10 Drills and Plays for Youth Basketball

As the school year ends around the country that means one thing, basketball camp season is upon us. There are thousands of excellent basketball camps around the United States to attend. Below are five drills to start working on before hitting the hardwood this summer. Additionally, I have included five plays that work great for youth basketball...

Taking Your Offense to the Next Level

All the talk among basketball gurus these days is about how the NBA game is now moving into the college ranks. Well, I agree to the extent that ballscreens are more prevalent in college basketball, but there are still some facets of the NBA that have not yet made their way into the college ranks....

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