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Rory Hamilton - Zone Offense

Zone Offense Philosophy + 8 Attacking Principles!

Zone Offense Philosophy + 8 Attacking Principles!

A comprehensive checklist on zone offense to go through before the coming season, including 8 principles of attacking zone defenses. At the time of writing, it is the end of July – meaning basketball season will be here before we know it. As all of us coaches know, summer is the perfect time for professional development. Every year I

What If ‘Transition Offense’ Was Just Called ‘Offense’?

Teams that flow into offense the instant possession is earned are dangerous. Here’s what it takes to develop this strategy. Today’s game of basketball is one of free flowing offense, with a seamless transition from each phase of the game to the next. Many coaches works tirelessly to influence their team to get out and run. Teams that

The Benefits of Developing a Rebounding System

A rebounding analysis of where the ball actually lands, and how to ensure your players are grabbing as many boards as possible. *Update: The latest episode of A Quick TO Podcast features Fran Fraschilla who discusses several rebounding points related to this article – click below to listen. 🏀🎧📲 On today’s podcast, @franfraschilla joins the show

Better Coaches Mindset: Hedgehog Concept

This is Part 1 of a Better Coaches Mindset Series from Coach Doug Brotherton and our partners at HoopGrind Basketball. It was originally published here. Three years ago, I listened to the audio version of the book, “Good to Great,“ by Jim Collins. One of the concepts that has stuck with me is the Hedgehog Concept. This

4 Philosophies All Coaches Should Have – Part 4

This is final part of this 4 part series on the 4 philosophies all coaches should have. In the first three posts, I covered the “General Athletic/Coaching Philosophy,” the “Sport-Specific Philosophy,” and the “Practice Philosophy.”  Today I am going to talk about the “Playing Time Philosophy.” Many coaches never consider the concept of a playing

4 Philosophies All Coaches Should Have – Part 3

This is Part 3 of this series on the 4 philosophies all coaches should have. The 4 philosophies all coaches should have are as follows: “General Athletic/Coaching Philosophy,” “Sport-Specific Philosophy,” “Practice Philosophy,” and a “Playing-Time Philosophy.” There may be more philosophies that coaches will want to consider, but these four should form the basis for

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