7 Rebounding Drills (Dominate the Rebounding Battle)

Do you want to coach a team competing for championships every season?

Then your team must be able to rebound at a championship-level.

On the defensive end of the court, allowing your opponent to secure offensive rebounds will hurt your team’s confidence, ruin momentum, and will lead to easy baskets for the opposing team.

On the offensive end of the court, being able to secure offensive rebounds will lead to extra points (potentially a lot of them), increase confidence, and improve your team’s energy and hustle.

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How to Shoot a Basketball Perfectly (10-Step Guide)

Every young basketball player grows up wanting to learn how to shoot a basketball at a world-class level.

With the rise of players like Steph Curry and Damian Lillard, as well as the game of basketball developing to take more advantage of the three-point shot, learning how to shoot a basketball at a high level has never been more important.

But becoming a great shooter isn’t an easy thing to do!

Follow these 10 simple steps to perfect your shooting technique!

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Pick and Roll for Basketball (Offensive Guide)

Let’s start out with a bold (and true) statement…

“The pick and roll is the most effective action in basketball. This is true from youth basketball all the way up to the NBA level.”

But there’s one problem…

Many coaches are missing out important details when teaching their players how to execute the screen and roll.

These simple details can result in your team missing out on many points every game.

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Basketball Rules – An Uncomplicated Guide

Have you ever attempted to read a 196-page official basketball rules book?

I have (more than once) and it’s not something I recommend beginner coaches or players place high on their to-do list.

The official basketball rules books are filled with a ton of complicated words and scenarios. Many I had to re-read numerous time to understand.

This can be a problem.

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7 Simple Basketball Plays for Kids

If you’ve ever coached young kids before, you’ll understand the need to keep basketball as simple as possible.

When you overwhelm kids with information and send them out onto the basketball court, it can develop into a chaotic mess very quickly.

This is especially important when it comes to basketball plays.

When plays are too complex there is very little chance kids will be able to execute them effectively during a game.

When coaching kids you need simple basketball plays.

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Parents: Please Stop Ruining Youth Sports

A couple of weeks ago I attended one of the most horrifying youth basketball games I’ve ever watched since the time I began coaching.

I won’t specify where it was or which teams participated, but I will give you the details so that hopefully others can learn from them.

I entered the gym as a U12 girls game was about to commence. I’m assuming it was a grand final since the stands were near completely filled.

There were numerous banners being held up and many of the spectators were dressed up in the colors of the teams warming up on the court.

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Triangle Offense – Complete Coaching Guide

From 1990 to 2010, the Triangle offense (also known as the ‘Triple Post Offense’) was by far the most dominant offense in basketball.

During this time, the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers used the Triangle offense to captured 11 NBA championships.

Some of the greatest players to ever step on the court thrived in the Triangle offense including Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O’Neal, and Pau Gasol to name a few.

One might say that the reason the triangle offense is so effective is because it had the above players running it. I wouldn’t disagree with that, but no one can argue that this offense is very effective at putting players in great positions for them to score the basketball.

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28 Basketball Plays to Dominate Any Defense

Selecting and implementing effective basketball plays is one of the most important roles of a basketball coach.

Is there a better feeling for a coach than drawing up a play in the dying minutes of a close game that your players go out and execute to perfection and score from?

If there is, I haven’t found it.

The ability to call the right play at the right time during a game can often be the difference between your team winning a losing.

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47 Basketball Defense Tips (Become a Great Defender)

How important is basketball defense to you?

If you go to the park or the gym, most of the time all you’ll see is players working on their offensive game. Rarely do you see players down in defensive stance entire possessions anticipating passes and offensive movement.

You see, basketball offense is fun. It’s ‘cool’.

It’s the crossovers and dunks that make spectators stand up from their seats and cheer and get players excited.

But it’s basketball defense that will have a bigger impact on the amount of success you have individually and as a team.

I challenge all coaches and players to place more importance on the defensive end of the floor in games and practices.

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Shot Clocks in High School Must be Mandatory

Whether all states in the United States of America should implement a high school shot clock has forever been a highly debated topic.

I was recently urged to write this blog post after seeing yet another important high school basketball game come down to stalling the basketball for several minutes before shooting on the buzzer (twice).

The game I’m talking about was a 4 overtime game in Iowa between Ames High School and Hoover High School.

Here’s a quick summary of the overtime periods (4 minutes each):

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