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Radius Athletics FastModel Sports InterviewU Podcast coaching basketball philosophy

Radius Athletics: FMS x InterviewU Podcast Series – Episode 4

Takeaways from episode 4 of the InterviewU x FMS podcast series featuring the consultant to coaches, Randy Sherman of Radius Athletics. Full Series Recaps: Episode 1 – Erica Williamson | Episode 2 – Timothy Hipps | Episode 3 – Aaron Shuck We’re thrilled to announce a partnership between FMS and the InterviewU Podcast hosted by...

Pack Line Playbook: Post Defense

Three post defense concepts – walling up, choking the post and post traps – from the Pack Line defense. The focal point of post defense within Pack Line principles is to limit deep catches. Pack Line teams want to keep the ball out of the “Post Box” altogether (see diagram below). When the ball does...

Pack Line Playbook: On To Off

In Pack Line defense, the ability to go “on-to-off” (and back on again) on airtime is vital to protecting the paint and contesting shots. Moving on airtime of the pass is vital to any defense. There is no scenario in which the ball moves and a defender does not. In Pack Line defense teammates must...

Pack Line Playbook: Lock And Trail

Pack Line Playbook: Defending single and double down screens within the Pack Line Defense using the “Lock and Trail” technique. The Pack Line style of defense features some unwaivering absolutes. There are specific rules and techniques that change little from game-to-game or opponent-to-opponent.The mindset is to do a few things and do them well. We will...

Defensive Denial Drills

Defensive denial drills for disrupting ball movement and prohibiting easy offensive catches.  Denial is the disruptive force in pressure man-to-man defense. The purpose of denial is to disrupt the ball movement, timing and sequencing of the offense. The aim is for the ball to become isolated forcing the ball-handler to abandon the tactics and strategies of...

Top 10 Coaching Articles of 2017

Anyone else feel like 2017 was a blur? In the coaching business, every year goes fast. As we wrap things up, it’s a great time for reflection. It was a year of strong growth for this blog which makes us very proud. We added some phenomenal contributors to our roster in 2017, so a big thank you...

March Madness Roundup

The NCAA Tournament is one the the best times of the year for basketball fans and coaches. This year was no different. March Madness was full of exciting games, upsets, and great X’s & O’s. Here are the Top 10 March Madness posts from Team.FastModelSports.com. 1 – South Carolina Pressure Man Defense by Randy Sherman Before...

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Single Gap Spacing Issues

A look at single gaps and spacing issues that can arise in five-out alignments. Five-out alignments are common in all levels of basketball. While the five-out does open the lane and can be effective in pulling defenses away from the rim, it does have it’s drawbacks. The most notable drawback being the predominance of single...

Confirmation Bias, Radius Athletics, Geno Auriemma, UConn Huskies women's basketball

Mental Biases and Coaching: The Perils Of Confirmation Bias

Coaches can be blind to opportunities to advance their teams and programs by falling victim to Confirmation Bias. Learn how to combat it. Read more on Cognitive Biases and how they relate to coaching: Action Bias Pitfalls The Impact of Optimism Bias Avoiding Outcome Bias Survivorship Bias in Coaching Defeating Choice-Supportive Bias Like Survivorship Bias, Confirmation...

Tony Bennett, Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball, Survivorship Bias

Mental Biases and Coaching: Identifying Survivorship Bias

First in a series on Cognitive Biases and how they can impact our decision making as basketball coaches. Here’s how Survivorship Bias works. Read more on Cognitive Biases and how they relate to coaching: Action Bias Pitfalls The Impact of Optimism Bias Avoiding Outcome Bias The Perils of Confirmation Bias Defeating Choice-Supportive Bias Simply put, Cognitive...

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