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Burn Cut Actions From #FastModelMadness22

Burn Cut Actions From #FastModelMadness22

Last year it was ghost screens. This year, “burn cut action” was the trendy offensive look from March Madness 2022. Here are the top sets as noted by Coach Tony Miller. Old timers, like myself, would tell you, “You don’t need a play call to back door somebody. When your defender turns his head or

Duke Blue Devils Final Four Preview

Final Four Preview: Duke Blue Devils | #FastModelMadness22

Coach Tony Miller takes a deeper look at common offensive sets from the Duke Blue Devils ahead of the 2022 Final Four. For years, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski has used a variety of sets to maximize the skill sets of his stars. This year has been no different. And while much of the 2021-22 season saw

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A Film Study on PNR Reads Featuring Luka Doncic

How Slovenian star Luka Doncic analyzes PNR reads, plus ideas on how to more effectively watch game film with players for maximum impact. When a coach tells me they “watch film” with their team, I always wonder what exactly that means to them. I’m nervous it’s what has been done for years – watching 10

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#Top25XsOs: Kansas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Duke, Kentucky

The NCAA men’s college basketball season tips of on Nov. 25 so we’re celebrating with a #Top25XsOs series. Next up, teams ranked 10-6. #Top25XsOs: Honorable Mention Teams | Teams 25-21 | Teams 20-16 | Teams 15-11 | Teams 10-6 | Teams 5-1 You can also follow this series by searching the hashtag #Top25XsOs on Twitter!

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Drew Hanlen’s Essentials for Skill Development

Drew Hanlen, NBA skills trainer and Pure Sweat Basketball‘s CEO, shares his thoughts on the most important characteristics of a player development coach, how to organize a workout, and the necessary skills for succeeding in today’s game. The following are excerpts from A Quick Timeout Podcast. Listen to the entire interview or subscribe on Apple

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Building Your Playbook: Add Sets With Multiple Actions

There is incredible value in running sets with multiple actions, and the options are nearly endless – here’s a few to get you started. For those who read last month’s article on plays with consecutive actions, you may have already begun tweaking your playbook to include a few more of these types of sets. Before you get

Building Your Playbook: Add Sets With Consecutive Actions

Stringing together consecutive actions creates advantages by forcing the defense to make back-to-back quick decisions and communicate. During my second year as a college assistant coach, we had a Division I point guard transfer into our small program. His skill in the pick and roll was quickly apparent, not just to our staff, but also

Inverted Offense: Turn Things Upside Down For Major Benefits

Flip the traditional setup – Inverted Offense posts up a guard, running actions above to create huge advantages and tough covers. If you’ve ever had the privilege of attending the NABC Convention at the Final Four, you know the event is full of big-named presenters. This year was no different with coaches like John Beilein, Bruce

Press Defense Philosophy and Tips: #FastModelChat Recap

ICYMI, we held a live Twitter chat discussing Press Defense philosophy hosted by Coach Tony Miller. Check out the highlights in this Twitter Moment. #FastModelChat – Press Defense More from Tony Miller: All Plays & Drills | All Blog Posts | Practice Tips | FastDraw iPad Tips | Follow on Twitter

Final Four Preview: Texas Tech Defense Puts Opponents on Red Alert

A look into the defensive principles and philosophies behind 3-seed Texas Tech’s impressive run to the Final Four. Final Four Team Previews: Auburn | Virginia | Michigan State Going into this year’s tournament, it was the Virginia Cavaliers’ defense that had everyone talking. But heading into college basketball’s final weekend, all the chatter is about

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