How to Beat a 2-3 Zone – 17 Strategies

how to beat a 2-3 zone

I want to preface this article with this statement: The 2-3 zone defense should not be allowed in youth basketball.

Instead of listing the reasons why in this article, I encourage you to check out Tyler Coston’s article on the subject which has most of them covered in my opinion.

The 2-3 zone is the most common zone used in the half-court. For better or worse, it’s used by teams of all ages at all levels. So it’s imperative that all coaches are prepared for when their team will face it.

27 Basketball Drills and Games for Kids

Basketball Drills and Games for Kids

Are you looking for basketball drills and games for kids? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

I frequently receive emails from coaches seeking drills because they either don’t know what to use or their kids are tired of running the same drills over and over again at practice.

It’s important for all coaches to use proven drills that will improve their players.

The 13 Best Books I Read in 2015

The 13 Best Books I Read in 2015

I’m an avid reader. I love it.

This year I’ve been on the road a lot, which has given me plenty of time to devour many good (and some bad) books.

One of my favorite things about the basketball coaching community we have is that there is a clear desire to improve that every coach I have the opportunity to talk to seems to possess.

We are all life-long learners. Not just for improving our basketball knowledge, but for improving other areas of our lives too.

What Part of the Rim to Aim at When Shooting a Basketball

What Part of the Rim to Aim at When Shooting a Basketball

Have you ever wondered if there was a ‘correct’ spot on the rim that players should aim for when shooting a basketball?

I know I have… many times.

Admittedly, I’ve always been an “aim at whatever feels most comfortable for you” coach. But recently, I’ve been questioning whether that’s a good enough answer…

So I asked 18 experts and here’s what they told me…

1-2-1-1 Diamond Press – Full Court – Coaching Guide

1-2-1-1 Diamond Press

The 1-2-1-1 full court press is an aggressive full court press with many different variations that can be made to suit your team and/or to give you an advantage over the opponent you’re playing against.

Similar to a 3-1-1 press except that in the 1-2-1-1 press the front middle player starts close to the baseline pressuring the inbounder instead of starting around the free-throw line.

Click the title to read this article!

How to Improve Youth Basketball – 36 Experts Explain

How to Improve Youth Basketball

Different ways to improve youth basketball is a topic I often find myself having with coaches from all over the world.

While the opinions are often similar, what I love hearing are the different reasons why each coach or trainer wants the specific changes to be made. It’s enlightening to see the different perspectives and view-points each coach has.

So for this month’s question, I decided to focus on exactly that… ways to improve youth basketball.

Basketball Tryouts Advice – 28 Experts Share Their Secrets

Basketball Tryouts Advice

With basketball tryouts about to begin for the new season, I’ve received numerous emails asking for advice on basketball tryouts.

Since my last ‘expert post’ on practice mistakes received so much positive feedback, I decided to use this as an opportunity to once again ask some of the greatest minds in basketball to share their knowledge.

I asked 28 experts this question…

“What are the top 2 or 3 pieces of advice you’d give to a beginner coach conducting tryouts this season?”