My Dean Smith Memory

As an 18 year NCAA Division I head and assistant coach, I was blessed to have coached against the best.  Bob Knight, Coach K, Eddie Sutton, Tom Izzo, Tom Davis, Ralph Miller, Billy Donovan, Roy Williams……and Dean Smith. Our Miami of Ohio team won the 1990-91 MAC regular season and tournament championship.  Fortunately we were placed

Gooroo Drill: Dynamic Warm-Up #2

Gooroo Drill: Dynamic Warm-Up #2

Activate players and prevent injuries Setup Line up players along baseline (see diagram) Instructions Perform Knee to Chest and Froggy to half court and back Perform Fast to Fastest full-court and back Do 20 reps of each jumping drill: Right Foot Side-to-Side and Left Foot Side-to-Side Tara’s Tips Encourage players to do the following: Take

Plays of the Week – Jan 30, 2015

The flare screen is one of the best actions in basketball. Coaches spend hours drilling pick-and-roll defense and how to handle down screens. But I have found that covering flare screens is an under-taught aspect of basketball. Some keys to effective flare screens: The screeners back should be pointed to the corner of the court.

Plays of the Week January 9

Plays of the Week January 9

The Triangle Series by Nate Hill (@coachnatehill) Triangle #1 – Post Feed I would like to thank Coach Nick (@bballbreakdown) of bballbreakdown.com for posting a YouTube breakdown of the four basic Triangle actions (Part 1 and Part 2).   After watching those videos, I searched and found a Tex Winter and Phil Jackson video.  I used all

2014 Men’s Final Four Preview

FastModel is devoted to providing the most cutting edge products when it comes to preparing for your opponents. We have decided to take this technology and share with you a scouting report breaking down each team and their key players. Click the link below to download your copy today! If you want to learn more

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