Posted on 25. Aug, 2014 by Coach Mac.
Post players come in all shapes and sizes. You don’t have to be taller than 7 foot 2 and weigh more than 300 pounds to dominate opponents in the post. You don’t have to be built like Shaq or have the height of Yao Ming to own the paint (don’t get me wrong… it defintely [...]
Posted on 07. Aug, 2014 by Coach Mac.
First off, let’s get this myth out of the way: There are no secrets to becoming a great shooter. It’s not mind-blowingly complex. There’s no secret that only the all-time great shooters know about. There’s not a special drill you can do every time you step into the gym that will make you a knock-down [...]
Posted on 04. Aug, 2014 by Coach Mac.
Want to know exactly how to get the referees to give you every call? Simple. Bribe them with money. Woah, relax. I’m kidding, I’m kidding. We would never do that at BFC While bribing referees might not be the best option to get some extra calls, there are a number of ways to increase the [...]
Posted on 22. Jul, 2014 by Coach Mac.
I’ve decided to do something a little different today on Basketball For Coaches… For todays blog post I’ve drawn up some of my favourite baseline and sideline out of bounds plays that I’ve seen the Portland Trail Blazers run in the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Terry Stotts is a brilliant play-caller from out of bounds situations. [...]
Posted on 17. Jul, 2014 by Coach Mac.
Sitting on the bench sucks. No one wants to do it. Every player would prefer to be out on the court showcasing their talents to everyone inside the gym. But the fact is that all players will spend a lot of time on the bench at some point. As a player progresses further in their [...]
Posted on 03. Jul, 2014 by Coach Mac.
I’ve got a couple of big problems… a). I’ve got a big problem with players that say they want to great basketball players, but don’t properly put the work in to make it a reality. b). I’ve got a big problem with coaches that don’t teach their players how to work out properly on their [...]
Posted on 30. Jun, 2014 by Coach Mac.
Workout Overview: There will be no chart to accompany this workout. The reason being is that in 20 minutes you won’t have time to chart your makes. The focus is on an intense, non-stop 20 minute shooting workout. This workout is fantastic for all guards who are time poor. Want to get in a workout [...]
Posted on 24. Jun, 2014 by Coach Mac.
If you follow me on Twitter (you should be), you would know I’m a big, big fan of Patty Mills. The intense sharp-shooter recently helped the Spurs etch their name in the NBA history books with a 4-1 win over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. Why do I admire him so much? Sure [...]
Posted on 17. Jun, 2014 by Coach Mac.
I want to tell you a story. Don’t worry, I’ll keep it short… A couple of days ago I went to the gym to get up a few shots like I do most days. On this particular day there was a team of somewhere between 8 – 12 year olds on the court directly next [...]
Posted on 13. Jun, 2014 by Coach Mac.
Today I will share one series of concepts I have developed to attack a zone. The concept I am sharing here will work against any zone with minor adjustments to deployment of players, spacing and knowing who to screen. That said, for the sake of keeping this post simple and understandable, I will make reference [...]