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FINAL FOUR – Michigan State Spartans

FINAL FOUR – Michigan State Spartans

Most counted them out early. Surprising many, Michigan State has now reached the Final Four. Though Michigan State has qualities of traditional Tom Izzo teams such as offensive rebounding and toughness, they are unique. They are shooting more outside shots-less paint shots, which is ultimately stretching the floor, allowing for a higher PPP in transition offense

Practicing “Time and Score” Situations

As the Men’s and Women’s Final Four approaches, you can guarantee that these elite teams are practicing “time and score” situations daily.  For those of us already on “summer break,” it’s never too early to start thinking about next season. One thing must be made clear:  practicing “time and score” situations ahead of time will by no

Motion Offense – Three-Player Drills

In Vol. 6 of the FastModel Motion Offense Forum we progress to three-player drills to teach passing, screening, cutting, floor balance and reading the defense.  If you have been following this series on building a motion offense you have probably noticed a few patterns in the progressions. First, introduce the concept without a defense. Second, add

Afterschool Programs For the Win!

This post comes from DC Alliance of Youth Advocates and ‘tips off’ DCAYA’s eBay auction for the “Ivory Latta Experience“.  All proceeds will go toward DCAYA’s work in expanding access to quality afterschool and summer programs for all District youth.    As an assistant coach for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, I’m very lucky to have sports pay

8 Keys to watching the NCAA Tournament

I’ve been watching the NCAA Tournament my whole life! I remember watching Danny and the Miracles as a basketball crazy 9 year old and filling out a bracket with my gambling loving grandmother.  With 30 years of NCAA tournament experience, here are the 8 keys to enjoying the round of 64. Live in the Pacific

Being a Double-Goal Coach

[vimeo id=”86646816″] Strive to win while teaching life lessons   Model and Teach Honoring the Game Teach ROOTS – respect for Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, and one’s Self Distribute PCA’s Parent/Guardian Letter to help parents Honor the Game Appoint a parent to be “Culture Keeper” for the team Drill Honoring the Game in practice Seize

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