October 21, 2017 - Chicago, Illinois, U.S. -  Chicago Bulls head coach FRED HOIBERG looks on play during NBA Basketball game action between The Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs at the United Center in Chicago,IL.  (Credit Image: © Gary Duncan Sr/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com)

5 Scouting Tips from the NBA to High School

As coaches, we are ALWAYS looking for an edge. One of the best ways to gain an advantage on an opponent is by effectively scouting ahead of time. I’m here to share five simple tips to the scouting process I have picked up over time. This is my 14th season of coaching overall, and my second

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Support Staff Series, Vol. 5: Q&A with Ben Sander

This fall, FastModel Sports is excited to feature a Support Staff Series of Q&A interviews to show a little love to those coaches who aren’t in the spotlight and don’t sit in the first row of the bench on game day. These are the staff members that work behind the scenes making sure every single

Creating With Blur Screens

Creating With Blur Screens

Utilizing “Blur Screens” can be a unique and effective way to create an advantage for your offense.  Defenses invest hours of practice time learning how to defend common offensive actions such as ball screens, off-ball screens and dribble handoffs. The typical practice plan features a block of time devoted to the techniques and communication required

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Offensive Actions Breakdown: Elevator Screen

A great way to expand an offensive playbook is by focusing on the actions that make up specific plays. By breaking plays down to their individual components, players become more proficient in executing the actions. This also gives the option of utilizing those actions in a variety of ways without players having to learn a completely new play. When players understand the basic

Stagger Split Action

Offensive Actions Breakdown: Stagger Split

A great way to expand an offensive playbook is by focusing on the actions that make up specific plays. By breaking plays down to their individual components, players will become more proficient in executing the actions. This also gives the option of utilizing those actions in a variety of ways without players having to learn a completely new play. When players understand the

June 12, 2017 - Oakland, CA, USA - The Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) goes in for the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, June 12, 2017. (Credit Image: © Dan Honda/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Player Development: Training Guards and Posts Together

Traditional player development consists of breaking up players into guards and bigs, working specifically on post work for bigs and outside work for guards. With basketball becoming more and more versatile and positionless, it’s critical that players be trained in all skills and not boxed into a single position based on their size or current skillset.

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