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December 31, 2016 - Omaha, NE U.S. - Creighton Bluejays guard Marcus Foster #0 in 1st half transition action during an NCAA men's basketball game between #1 Villanova Wildcats and #10 Creighton Bluejays at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, NE..Attendance: 18,831 Third-largest crowd in Creighton men's basketball history.Villanova won 80-70.Michael Spomer/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Michael Spomer/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Defending Disadvantage Situations

Defending Disadvantage Situations

Transition defense starts with being able to defend in disadvantage or outnumbered situations. On paper, basketball is played 5v5. But in application basketball is played in advantage/disadvantage situations. Creating advantage situations is paramount for offense and the ability to neutralize disadvantages makes for championship defense. The difference between winning and losing may come down to

March 8, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN, U.S. - North head coach Larry McKenzie read an inspirational quote to his players before the start of practice Tuesday afternoon.    ]  JEFF WHEELER •     Minneapolis North Polars, a program synonymous with basketball excellence, is back in the state tournament for the first time since 2003. They practiced after school Tuesday afternoon, March 8, 2016 ahead of their tournament game on Thursday. (Credit Image: � Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune via ZUMA Wire)

Drill Progression – Phasing

Basketball coaches must acquire the valuable and fundamental coaching skill of phasing drill progressions.  Practice planning is a skill, and like any other skill it must be practiced before there is proficiency. Expert level skills from players, such as shooting and passing, are not hard to spot. Just as players with the expert level skill in those

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Practice Planning Process

A look inside the practice planning process by examining a one-day “snapshot” of a basketball practice plan. Practice planning is an art form best learned through trial and error. There is no perfect plan or template. Coaches must tweak their process until they feel what they are doing with practice time elicits the most transference

March 20, 2016 - St. Louis, Missouri, U.S - Xavier Musketeers forward JALEN REYNOLDS (1) gets inside Wisconsin Badger forward ETHAN HAPP (22) for a reverse layup shot during the second round of the Midwest Region in the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, where #10 Wisconsin upsets #2 Xavier by the score of 63-60 to advance to the sweet 16., held at The Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO (Credit Image: © Richard Ulreich via ZUMA Wire)

Player Development: Finishing at the Rim

Being able to capitalize and finish the opportunities that you get at the rim is a separator that differentiates good teams from great teams. It is almost a coaching cliche to say “if we make layups we will win the game”, and there is some truth to that statement. Because of various situations that a player may

June 12, 2012 - FL, USA - WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times.ht_355545_vrag_basketball_01 of 4 (6/12/12 Brooksville) Sy Crowley, 8, gets cheered on by fellow campers after draining the winning shot in a game of ''Knock Out,'' a shooting drill game, during the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Summer Basketball Camp held at West Hernando Middle School Tuesday morning. Conducted by the father and son team of Marion and Michael Jones, (Marion played college ball at St. Leo, Michael played at PHCC and is currently the assistant coach of the men's team at PHCC) the camp for 8 to 14 year-olds teaches rules, fundamentals, and introductory conditioning. On the second day of camp, Michael Jones said, ''It's going well, the kids are having fun. The best thing is they're doing something positive and keeping out of trouble.'' The camp is also being offered at West Hernando June 18-21 and July 16-19 and at Challenger K-8 July 9-12 from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m., the cost is 5, limit 50 campers. For more information, contact Hernando County Parks and Recreation at (352) 754-4031. [WILL VRAGOVIC, Times] (Credit Image: © Tampa Bay Times/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Basketball Camp Drills – Shooting w/Dr. Dish

Basketball camp is right around the corner for thousands of players and coaches. I always loved basketball camp as a player and appreciated the importance as a coach. I always had two very important goals when coaching camp: Have Fun – If kids don’t have fun, they won’t come back. Get Better – If the

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Shooting Drills to Enhance Your Offense – Ballscreen Sets

One of the things that has been useful for our program is the ability to turn most of our offensive plays into shooting drills. Not only are our players getting up a great amount of shots, they are practicing the necessary footwork, muscle work, and floor movement that make our sets successful. Shooting reps and playbook

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Shooting Drills for Your Offense

Show me your offense and I’ll show you your shooting drills. #PracticePlanningTips — Radius Athletics (@RadiusAthletics) August 17, 2015   Whatever offense you run, whatever action you teach, your players need game like shooting reps from simulated game situations. In short, your players need game shots from games spots (and at game speed!). During the

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