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April 3, 2015 - Indianapolis, IN, USA - Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari made a point as the University of Kentucky basketball team practiced at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, In., Friday, April 03, 2015. UK plays Wisconsin Saturday night in the National semifinals. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff. (Credit Image: © Lexington Herald-Leader/ZUMA Wire)

4 Philosophies All Coaches Should Have – Part 3

4 Philosophies All Coaches Should Have – Part 3

This is Part 3 of this series on the 4 philosophies all coaches should have. The 4 philosophies all coaches should have are as follows: “General Athletic/Coaching Philosophy,” “Sport-Specific Philosophy,” “Practice Philosophy,” and a “Playing-Time Philosophy.” There may be more philosophies that coaches will want to consider, but these four should form the basis for

Feb. 24, 2015 - Florida, U.S. - Darius Banks, 16 works out during St. Pete High School  basketball practice Tuesday February 24, 2015. .JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times (Credit Image: � Tampa Bay Times/ZUMA Wire)

Building A Defensive Practice Plan

Our defensive philosophy is developed around our style of play. We are a running, pressing, up-tempo team. We want our defense to be an AGGRESSIVE, DISRUPTIVE, and DISCIPLINED style of defense. Our goal is to force our opponent to “make a play” versus being allowed to “run a play.” We are a defense that creates

NCAA Women's Basketball 2015 Division1 Championships - 4th Round: Florida State vs South Carolina MAR 29

Practicing “Time and Score” Situations

As the Men’s and Women’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,” it’s 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

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

Importance of Planning and Tracking Basketball Training & Practices

by Joe Lucas Joe is the founder and head trainer at The World of Hoops. The World of Hoops provides intelligent and intense basketball skill and strength training, both online and in-person. There is a reason lanes are painted on the highway; if drivers didn’t have those lines, no one would know where to drive. There would

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