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Professional Development – Basketball Coaching Clinics

The offseason can be packed full of workouts, team camps, tournaments, and open gyms. The teams that put in the work now get to enjoy the fruits of their labor next season. However, what may be overlooked is what are you, the coach, doing to get better this offseason? Professional development for basketball coaches used to be a

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 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

March 20, 2016 - St. Louis, MO, USA - Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig (24) takes the game-winning three-point shot with less than a second remaining on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. (Credit Image: � Chris Lee/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

March Madness – Top Plays of the NCAA Tournament

March Madness is truly the most wonderful time of the year for basketball coaches and fans. The opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament was packed full of great performances, upsets, buzzer beaters, and more than one “One Shining Moment.” This week, our Plays of the Week features the best sets from the first weekend of

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