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March 16, 2018 - San Antonio, TX, Estados Unidos - San Antonio Spurs head coach, Gregg Popovich (L), during an NBA basketball game against New Orleans Pelicans, during an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, USA, 15 March 2018. San Antonio won 98-93. (Credit Image: © Darren Abate/EFE via ZUMA Press)

Developing Your Game Model

Developing Your Game Model

Develop a Game Model to help improve and clarify performance standards, strategy and tactics for your program.  Understanding the game is fundamental for successful teams and coaches. It is assumed coaches understand the game, but can they articulate a model that players can comprehend? In better organizations, the players see the game the way the

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Skill Building for Dribble Drive Motion Offenses

These four drills build skills for Dribble Drive Motion offenses, and provide a structure to develop common skills for any offensive system. Developing Skills to Fit Your Offense Developing the “skills” necessary to excel within your offensive system is perhaps the most important thing coaches will accomplish on the practice floor. A good reflective practice for coaches is to

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Utah Jazz Defensive Adjustments vs Houston Rockets

Making adjustments is crucial in a playoff series. Here’s a look inside the Utah Jazz defensive tweaks vs the Houston Rockets.  The talk of the Western Conference playoffs at this point has been the Utah Jazz and the job Quin Snyder and his staff have done. After winning the first round series 4-2 over the

December 17, 2017 - Memphis, TENNESSEE, Estados Unidos - Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens communicates with his team at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 16 December 2017. (Credit Image: © Mike Brown/EFE via ZUMA Press)

Better Coaches Mindset: Passion vs Obsession

This is the second post of a #BetterCoaches Mindset series in partnership with HoopGrind, and was originally published on their site here.  Read the first post exploring the Hedgehog Concept here. If you are reading this, there is a strong possibility that basketball is your passion. The purpose of this article is to explain the difference

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20 “Expectations” for Your Team

Ready or not, it’s that time of year again. The season is ALMOST here and now is the perfect time (if you haven’t done so already) to lay the framework for how your program works and what expectations you have for the season, team, and individual players. Below is a list of 20 “expectations” that

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The Mental Game – Overcoming “Problems”

As most of you know, how one handles adversity usually determines the level of success they will achieve. In today’s game, many players tend to take the “easy way out” instead of confronting their issue(s) head-on. Why is that? I feel it is because we don’t do a good enough job preparing our student-athletes for

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Coaching Tools – Possession Chart

Using a possession chart for tracking in-game flow can offer basketball coaches valuable and instantaneous feedback.  One handy tool to use for in-game tracking is this downloadable possession chart template. This chart is used for tracking game flow and can give you valuable real time info such as points per possession (PPP). Tips for using the

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7 Cardinal Defensive Principles

Looking to increase your defensive efficiency this season? Try adding these defensive principles from the legend, Adolph Rupp. Cut Down the Number of Shots “Teams must shoot to score, and if you can reduce their scoring opportunities by aggressive defensive play, you will eliminate the danger of a high score.” Cut Down the Percentage of

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