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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<a href="" title="Read more" >...</a>

Drills to Develop Your Team&#8217;s Needs

The game of basketball has been around for well over a hundred years, and while some rules (and of course the jerseys) have changed with time, the same concept and essence of Dr. James Naismiths game has endured. As basketball has evolved, so too have the drills and plays run to teach the game. In<a href="" title="Read more" >...</a>

Practicing Time and Score Situations

As the Men&#8217;s and Women&#8217;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, its 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<a href="" title="Read more" >...</a>

Adapting Your Program

A major key in developing your program and sustaining success is your ability to be adaptable as a coach. Too many coaches want their players to adapt to their system. Not enough coaches understand that they need to be flexible enough to mold many parts of their system to suit the type of players that they have. Reasons to be<a href="" title="Read more" >...</a>

Afterschool Programs For the Win!

This post comes from DC Alliance of Youth Advocates and &#8216;tips off&#8217; DCAYA&#8217;s eBay auction for the &#8220;Ivory Latta Experience&#8220;.  All proceeds will go toward DCAYA&#8217;s work in expanding access to quality afterschool and summer programs for all District youth.  &nbsp; As an assistant coach for the WNBAs Washington Mystics, Im very lucky to have sports pay<a href="" title="Read more" >...</a>

Play of the Day &#8211; Mar 14, 2015

Coach Wooden preached ball movement from side-to-side, making the defense move frequently and never letting the ball settle. With lots of quick passes in 10 to 15 foot gaps, Wooden was a master at designing plays that forced his teams to share the ball. As a counter, many defenses would start to jump passing lanes<a href="" title="Read more" >...</a>

Motion Offense &#8211; Flare Screen Essentials

In the latest entry into the FastModel Motion Offense Forum, Vol. 4 deals with such topics as designating screeners and cutters, shallow cuts and flare screens. Fairly soon into your installation of motion offense, you will need to decide if you are going to designate players as either screeners or cutters in your offense. That<a href="" title="Read more" >...</a>

The Power of Visualization

One of the greatest challenges coaches face is getting their players to buy into the program, and believe in themselves and their teammates abilities. There is a distinct difference between the players who play with a great deal of confidence, belief and trust compared to those who simply go through the motions trying to get<a href="" title="Read more" >...</a>

Mental Edge &#8211; Perceived Relevance

Nobody wants to be wrong.  Players, coaches, officials or fans.  Every person is entitled to their own opinion but yet everyone wants their opinion to be right.  Think back to a time when you were corrected on something you cared about.  The natural instinct is to rebut to defend your point of view because there<a href="" title="Read more" >...</a>