Author Archives: Randy Sherman

SHADOW Press Variations

SHADOW Press Variations

Volume III – Adjusting to the offense and controlling tempo with variations of the SHADOW press. When using any full court press such as the SHADOW press it is vital to make adjustments in response to the opposing offense. Through scouting or early in a game, a coach should decide what he/she wants from the

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FACE – Full Court Press

Volume I – The FACE full court press. An aggressive, quick hitting press used when a quick turnover is needed. The type of press a coaches decides to deploy will vary according to player personnel and game situation. Depending on the circumstances, various types of presses can be deployed to either increase or decrease game

The Four T’s Of International Offense

The Four T’s Of International Offense – Four “automatics” to help your team create an advantage. (Note: This post first appeared at radiusathletics.com and is reposted with permission.) When watching International offenses one often sees reoccurring reads. Not plays. Not calls, but reads. Against a neutral and organized defense, offenses need to use an action

FastDraw: The Ultimate PROGRAM Tool

Tips and creative uses for FastDraw as a program tool for developing top-to-bottom program alignment.  In many hours of counseling basketball coaches, a common struggle I hear is lack of program alignment. There are many factors that may inhibit this from situation to situation, but it often is the fault of the head coach for not having

Dimitrios Itoudis

EuroLeague Final Four Preview

Istanbul plays host to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four and qualifiers Real Madrid, CSKA, Olympiacos and Fenerbahce.  The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four tips off Friday in Istanbul, Turkey. After winning quarterfinal playoff series Real Madrid, CSKA, Olympiacos and Fenerbahce will battle for the championship with the semifinals on Friday and the championship on Sunday.

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

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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