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West Virginia Press

FACE – Full Court Press

Volume I – The FACE full court press. An aggressive, quick hitting press used when a quick turnover is needed. The type of press a coaches decides to deploy will vary according to player personnel and game situation. Depending on the circumstances, various types of presses can be deployed to either increase or decrease game...

Drill Progression – Phasing

Basketball coaches must acquire the valuable and fundamental coaching skill of phasing drill progressions.  Practice planning is a skill, and like any other skill it must be practiced before there is proficiency. Expert level skills from players, such as shooting and passing, are not hard to spot. Just as players with the expert level skill in those...

Youth Sports

Coaching Youth Sports

Playing youth sports is one of the most memorable and exciting experiences a student gets to enjoy during childhood. Youth sports can help build relationships with friends, develop a sense of self- confidence and encouragement, and acquire and learn important life lessons from competition and play. With all of the joys that come with participation...

Make it a Productive Off-Season – Part 1

Every coach knows that time is of the essence in the off-season. Between open gyms, individual workouts, weight training, video sessions, youth camps, coaching clinics and more, a coach’s calendar fills up fast. Being organized and efficient with one’s time is crucial for any coach. Lucky for them, there are great tools to help save time and energy. Along with using FastDraw,...

Coaching Tips from a B1G Assistant Coach

The following comes from former D-League Assistant Coach and current Nebraska Assistant Coach Phil Beckner. Phil is a great young Coach and someone I trust very much. He has coached several players that I have worked with and continues to do amazing work with Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers. Several years ago, while he...

Organizing Your Coaching Library: A Simple Solution

As the summer is ending and the new season is approaching, there has never been a better time for coaches to take a look at how they organize all of their plays and coaching notes. If you are like me, you have a seemingly endless supply of notes, game films, clinic DVDs, and plays. Having...

Roles of an Assistant Coach

Be Loyal to the Program: One of the most important roles of an assistant coach is to be loyal to the head coach and to the program. There are many influences and issues that may emerge during the course of a season. Make sure you always keep the best interests of the players, your program, and...

Advice for Student-Managers That Want to Become Coaches

This article was originally posted by Greg Youncofski here. Make sure to follow Greg on twitter at @CoachGregUC Over the past two seasons, I have received several messages from aspiring coaches currently working for college programs as a student-manager asking for advice on how to stick out amongst their peers and take that next step in...

Doing the Little Things Right = More Wins

What little things can you do to build “Team” during the off-season? Build team through ownership – Senior led workouts, open gyms, meetings, team events, etc. Build commitment – Morning/Weekend workouts – it is the seniors job to get them there and monitor attendance Build Trust – Lift, run, play, study, sacrifice – PAY THE...

Advanced Horns Action

Coaches, I hope this note finds you well and that your team is experiencing much success on the court.  Below is a newsletter, the first of many in which myself and other members of our staff at ELEV|8 will cover a plethora of topics from game observations, to skill development, to scouting, to offense, defense and more.  Hopefully...

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