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Roles of an Assistant Coach

Be Loyal to the Program: One of the most important roles of an assistant coach is to be loyal to the head coach and to the program. There are many influences and issues that may emerge during the course of a season. Make sure you always keep the best interests of the players, your program, and

Sept. 28, 2012 - Indianapolis, Indiana, United States - September 28 2012: Indiana Fever head coach Lin Dunn during a game between the Atlanta Dream and the Indiana Fever at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.(Credit Image: � Pat Lovell/Cal Sport Media/ZUMAPRESS.com)

5 Keys for a Head Coach

1. HAVE A PLAN Goals/Vision Masterplan Offensive and Defensive System Philosophy Identity Develop drills to grow your system Instill your CORE VALUES ”Here is WHAT we are going to do..and here’s HOW we will do it!” 2. TALENT Find it! Recruit it! Sign it! DEVELOP it! This is the lifeblood of your program Bring in players

Dec. 17, 2014 - St. Louis, Missouri, U.S - St. Louis Billiken guard ASH YACOUBOU (3) uses the screen from St. Louis Billiken forward MILIK YARBROUGH (4) to get away from University of Texas-Pan America guard SHAQUILLE BOGA (5) during a non conference game  between St. Louis University Billikens and the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) played in St. Louis, MO. at Chaifetz Arena.  Where St. Louis defeated UTPA 75-69 (Credit Image: © Richard Ulreich/ZUMA Wire)

Mastering the Pick and Roll

Keeping offense simple but structured allows players to work instinctively within a system.  In past newsletters I have discussed Horns action and Pitch early offense action but while both Horns and Pitch can be executed quickly, often times getting into action within the first 6-8 seconds of a possession and attacking the first available advantage

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Motion Offense – Implementing Dribble Handoffs

Tips for implementing dribble handoffs into a four-out motion offense while staying within the screening rules.  The dribble handoff is an action that is increasing in popularity at all levels of basketball. Many coaches are using dribble handoffs much the same as ball screens. The goals are to create a switch, give a player an

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