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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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Printable Blank Diagram Sheets For Basketball Coaches In FastDraw | #FastModelMadness24

Grab your printable blank diagram sheets to X and O your way through the NCAA Tournaments and join in the #FastModelMadness24 fun. It’s March, and we’re feeling the Madness… the FastModel Madness, that is! We’ll be using the hashtag #FastModelMadness24 for all of our NCAA men’s and women’s tournament content. Search it on social media

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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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PlayBank Recap: The Top 22 Diagrams of 2022

These plays and drills were the coaching community’s favorites and most downloaded diagrams from the PlayBank in 2022. Another year is in the books. Like many of you, we like to do a little reflecting in the new year. And as we do every year, we dug into the PlayBank, the internet’s best resource for

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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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Press Defense: Keys To Applying Max Pressure – Video, Diagrams, Drills

Ready to bring some heat? See tips from Matt Hackenberg on how to dictate the game to opponents with press defense. FastDraw diagrams, drills and video included! So you want to bring some heat? Let’s look at a few ways to fire things up on the defensive end. The most fun I ever had coaching

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Saint Peter’s Peacocks: XsOs Behind Historic Elite Eight Run | #FastModelMadness22

The Peacocks of Saint Peter’s made it further than any 15-seed ever in the men’s NCAA tournament. Here are some XsOs behind the magical run in 10 play diagrams. It happens every March. One team becomes an NCAA Tournament darling, a fan favorite, an underdog story worthy of a movie script. Usually, the team making

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XsOs Roundup: Division III, NAIA, High School Basketball Play Designs

Contributor Coach Tony Miller drops by to share his favorite play designs from non-D1 level teams in this XsOs Roundup. Welcome to March! The best month on the basketball calendar, I think we can all agree. No doubt the women’s and men’s NCAA Division I basketball tournaments will be a big part of our coaching

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