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Houston Cougars: Defensive Concepts Featuring “Monster” Traps

Houston Cougars: Defensive Concepts Featuring “Monster” Traps

Coach Tony Miller breaks down the principles behind Kelvin Sampson’s Houston Cougars elite defensive system, including one specific tactic. Houston Cougars – Sustained Success Sure, to win a basketball game, a team must score more points than its opponent. But, stopping opponents from scoring is also a great strategy. Coach Kelvin Sampson, a veteran of

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

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#FastModelMadness23 | Kansas State Wildcats – Top Sets

With a run to the Elite Eight behind an exciting offense, the Kansas State Wildcats stole the show during #FastModelMadness23. Led by guard Markquis Nowell, head coach Jerome Tang’s Kansas State team became one of the tournament darlings, not to mention bracket busters, last month. Along with great dance moves and high-flying dunks, the Wildcats

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NBA Finals XsOs: Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat

Don’t miss Coach Tony Miller’s top plays of the NBA Finals! See what the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat have been running for success. This year’s NBA Finals matchup between the Nuggets and Heat has given us two of today’s great XsOs coaches. Here are a few of my favorite plays from Michael Malone and

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#FastModelMadness23 | Tony Miller’s Top Plays – Men’s NCAA Tournament Day 1

Tony Miller’s top concepts from #FastModelMadness23 featuring stack series, triple stagger sets, middle ball screen action and more. Is there any day better than the first Thursday of March Madness?? Day one of the men’s NCAA Tournament provided us with a little bit of everything—upsets, blowouts, possible impactful injuries, and, most importantly, some great XsOs!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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