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Niagara basketball team defense FastModel Sports

6 Drills to Sharpen Your Team Defense

6 Drills to Sharpen Your Team Defense

A breakdown of six foundational drills for high school basketball coaches that help improve overall team defense. A good team defense sets a nice floor for your season. If your team is hard to score on, it can consistently compete in games no matter the talent level. In my coaching career I’ve settled on a

Becky Hammon preseason tips

10 Tips to DOMINATE the Preseason for Basketball Coaches

A strong preseason leads to a successful actual season. See ideas from FMS coach contributor Matt Hackenberg for how to set yourself and your program up for success! From the “back to school” period until the start of actual practices is an important time of the year. The choices you make on what you do

Sue Bird Celebrating Title IX

Title IX 50th Anniversary: Celebrating a Milestone Moment in Sports

A look at the impact of Title IX on girl’s and women’s basketball, plus personal insights from our FMS employees. “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal

Anadolu Efes EuroLeague

Anadolu Efes XsOs: Back 2 Back EuroLeague Champs

Coach Antonios Kourmoulis shares XsOs from 2022 (and 2021) EuroLeague title winner, Anadolu Efes with FastDraw diagrams and video clips. “Basketball is a simple game.” Ergin Ataman, head coach of Anadolu Efes, said this to the media ahead of the 2022 EuroLeague Final Four in Belgrade, Serbia. The Turkish powerhouse club from Istanbul then went

Miami Hurricanes staggered screen study guide blog

Miami Hurricanes – Staggered Screen Study Guide | #FastModelMadness22

Check out this Radius Athletics study guide on the Miami Hurricanes’ staggered screen action, from the basics of spacing to fitting into an overall 5 Out offensive philosophy. The Sweet Sixteen is underway. There have already been upsets, #1 seeds getting bounced, Cinderella stories and unexpected participants. Jim Larrañaga’s Miami Hurricanes have deservedly earned their

San Diego State basketball stunt and recover defense

San Diego State Defense: Stunt and Recover | #FastModelMadness22

The ability to stunt and recover fuels one of the best defenses in college basketball – the Aztecs of San Diego State. There is a defensive juggernaut out West. No, not in Lubbock, Texas. Although the Texas Tech Red Raiders are quite the defensive unit. Further out West in the land of surf and sun

Pro Tips: How Coaches Can Maximize March Madness With FastDraw

March Madness provides an incredible opportunity for basketball coaches to learn from some of the best in the business. FastDraw can help! We all know coaches share (and steal) plays from each other, it’s a natural part of the game. So what better chance to do so than in the month of March? With over

Set Plays For Shooters FastModel Sports Matt Hackenberg

Shooters Gotta Shoot! Get Them Open With These Set Plays For Shooters

Struggling to get good looks for your best shooter? Get them open with these set plays for shooters. FastDraw diagrams and videos included. So you have a deadly shooter. What now? As with any of the skills your players possess, the goal is as a coach to maximize them to the best of your ability.

Chino Hills Huskies scheme behind the Ball brothers

’15-16 Chino Hills Huskies: The Scheme Behind The Ball Brothers

The playing style and philosophy behind the 35-0 California state champion Chino Hills team featuring the Ball brothers Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo. In 2015-16, Chino Hills went 35-0, won the Open Division of California’s State Championship, and was the consensus #1 ranked team in the country. It’s easy to watch highlights and see the Huskies were as

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