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Video Playbook: Stanford Cardinal

Video Playbook: Stanford Cardinal

The #2 ranked Stanford Cardinal, powered by their version of the Princeton Offense, look to reclaim Pac-12 and national supremacy. As college basketball resumes, storylines abound in Palo Alto. First, Stanford Head Coach Tara VanDerveer needs just four wins to surpass the career win total of the legendary Pat Summitt. Assuming COVID-19 does not intervene,

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Dribble Handoff Counters

Four ways to counter your opponents’ attempts to disrupt the dribble handoff. Note: This article is reposted with permission from Radius Athletics XTRA – an in-depth basketball newsletter that sends basketball content straight to you inbox. There are but two ways to circulate the ball among offensive players in the sport of basketball — you

Defeating Choice-Supportive Bias

Coaches: Is Choice-Supportive Bias plaguing your ability to make good decision and move on from bad ones? Read more on Cognitive Biases and how they relate to coaching: Action Bias Pitfalls The Impact of Optimism Bias Avoiding Outcome Bias The Perils of Confirmation Bias Survivorship Bias in Coaching As coaches, we have all made decisions that we have

Five Possessions: Villanova Fundamental Skills

#FivePossessions – Five curated possessions from the Villanova Wildcats where they demonstrate their exquisite brand of fundamental soundness. Powered by immaculate spacing, sweet shooting, a lethal drive-and-kick game and exquisite fundamentals, the Villanova Wildcats have captured two recent NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships. A slightly different cast of characters won each of those two titles,

Five Possessions: North Carolina State 45 Degree Cuts

#FivePossessions – Five curated possessions from the North Carolina State Wolfpack where they demonstrate 45º Cuts in their Spread Ball Screen offense.  (Note: Second installment of a new series entitled #FivePossessions, where we take a look at five possessions featuring a team or player and dive into a particular topic.) The North Carolina State Wolfpack are one of

Five Possessions: Oregon Ducks Zone Concepts

#FivePossessions – Five curated possessions from the Oregon Ducks where they demonstrate valuable Zone Offense concepts. (Note: In this new series entitled #FivePossessions, we’ll take a look at five possessions featuring a team or player and dive into a particular topic. First up, Zone Offense from Oregon Ducks Women’s Basketball.) The Oregon Ducks have one

Tips For Lean Coaching

Lean Coaching: Three tips for trimming away the excess that may exist in your coaching style In some recent reading on non-basketball subjects, I ran across the descriptive term lean. The term lean was used as a complimentary descriptor for an author’s writing style. To have a lean writing style means the author is not

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Video Playbook: The Short Roll

The short roll is an effective tool when the ball screen defense puts two on the ball. Here’s a look from some masters of the short roll.  When teaching ball screen offense, it is important to equip your players with solutions to various ball screen defense tactics. Without solutions you are just “running something” and doing a

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