Pregame Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the most critical keys to performance but for some reason it seems to be one that gets swept under the rug. It’s about time to pick up the rug and start focusing on this crucial ingredient to success.  In high school before EVERY game I would go to Subway and get

3 Drills to End Practice

Just as there are many ways to begin practice, there are plenty of drills to bring practice to a close. Below are five drills that offer a good balance of competitiveness, conditioning, and skill work.   USA Shooting: The set up for this drill includes 2 players at the far baseline and 3 lines of

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Creating Feeder Systems in High School Basketball

A common complaint I hear from numerous high school coaches is that when the Freshman class arrives on campus in the fall, they are not very skilled on the basics of basketball. (Check out my post, tips on coaching youth basketball, geared towards players 12 and under.) Because high school coaches have their own offensive and defensive philosophies, they

My Dean Smith Memory

As an 18 year NCAA Division I head and assistant coach, I was blessed to have coached against the best.  Bob Knight, Coach K, Eddie Sutton, Tom Izzo, Tom Davis, Ralph Miller, Billy Donovan, Roy Williams……and Dean Smith. Our Miami of Ohio team won the 1990-91 MAC regular season and tournament championship.  Fortunately we were placed

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