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FastScout Success Story: Overtime Elite Prepares Players For Next Level

FastScout Success Story: Overtime Elite Prepares Players For Next Level

With an emphasis on elite player development and technology, Overtime Elite is changing how young ballers hone their talent to reach their dreams. Disruption to basketball’s organizational structure is nothing new; it’s been happening for decades. But there’s a group making headlines for bucking tradition and allowing players to chart a new path. This is

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Melbourne United Finds Innovative Ways to Maximize the Value of FastScout Pro

A perennial powerhouse in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL), we catch up with the coaching staff from Melbourne United to find out more about the club’s secret to success. Winning a championship in any league at any level of basketball is incredibly difficult. A lot has to go right during the regular season and playoffs.

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Playbank Recap: The Most Downloaded Drills of 2020

The most popular offensive, defensive, transition, conditioning and player development drills and SSG’s on the Playbank last year. Ok, so you know about the Playbank. Good. There isn’t much more to say about it than what we wrote in the Top Plays of 2020 blog post, which if you didn’t check out yet, definitely do

The Alley Drill

THE ALLEY DRILL Written by Brandon Reichert for Randy Brown   Video The Alley Drill-1on1   How the drill works Offensive player and defensive player are playing 1v1. Offensive player is trying to get to the basket while staying inside the “alley” created by the cones. The offensive player must stay inbounds and not move

More Than Just Talk: Building Communication on Offense

The benefits of better offensive communication, along with role responsibilities, practice ideas and drills to improve this area. *This is the final part in a 3-part series. Check out previous posts: Building Communication With Your Team | Building Communication on Defense Although the defensive side of the floor usually gets most of the focus when

Transition into Training: Tips to Engage Youth Basketball Players

Helping players make a smooth transition from their day into practice is extremely important, especially in youth basketball.  Coaches – can you spare five minutes prior to practice to engage the brain, and thus the athlete? Through no fault of our own, coaches have been conditioned to want to immediately “get after it” as quickly as possible in order to

Big Man Camp: Kevin Love

“Big Man Camp” featuring Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers demonstrating the high side and low side scoring series from the T-Post position. Summer is basketball camp season and below is a virtual “Big Man Camp” featuring Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In this series of videos, Love demonstrates moves from both the “High Side” and “Low Side” scoring series from

Player Development: 10 Dynamic Drills That Utilize Cones or Chairs

Adding cones or chairs into drills is a great way to simulate defenders, taking skill development to another level. Although there are many areas in which coaches need to focus on at any given time, it is essential to include skill development as one of the primary focuses throughout the season and off season. Sure – building team

Finish Like a Pro: Drills to Improve Scoring at the Basket

Teach players how to finish with both power and finesse in a variety of ways near the rim with these drills. Summer is a great opportunity to become a better player or coach. This post shares four drills to improve one of the most important skill for every basketball player – finishing. Many players and coaches focus

Time for Tires: Ideas to Mix Up Strength and Conditioning

Flipping tires is a fun strength and conditioning exercise that is also functional for basketball players to develop explosiveness.  The last thing a coach wants is for players to be disengaged, no matter if it’s a practice, game, film session, weight workout or any other activity. One of our program beliefs is that conditioning should be fun –  we will rarely just run

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