5 Out Motion Offense – Complete Coaching Guide

5 Out Motion

The 5 out motion offense is a fantastic primary offense for basketball teams at any level, but especially youth basketball teams. It’s a positionless offense that relies on spacing the floor and a set of rules that assists players to determine their movements and actions. Due to players making decisions and reading the play of […]

The Best Defense For Youth Basketball

The Best Defense for Youth Basketball

Let’s play a game.

We’re going to design the perfect defense for youth basketball…

Here are 3 important criteria I came up with off the top of my head that are imperative when designing a youth basketball defense:

1. The perfect youth basketball defense should prepare players for the next level.

2. The perfect youth basketball defense should allow players to experience all components of defense.

3. The perfect youth basketball defense should be easy to learn.

Are there any defenses you can think of that fit this criteria?

Top 10 Plays So Far in 2016 – NBA, NCAA, & International

Top 10 Plays So Far in 2016

2016 has been a big year for basketball all over the world already.

We’ve had the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Championship, the Villanova Wildcats claim their 2nd National Title, and there’s still plenty more to come.

One of the things that continues to stand out is how the strategy coaches are using continues to evolve and improve.

How to Win Every Youth Basketball Game (8 Terrible Tactics)

How to Win Every Youth Basketball Game (1)

I was once asked to fill in as the coach for a team competing in an U12’s grand final game because the normal coach of the team had fallen ill the night before.

I was happy to help out and said yes despite not having any idea what players were on the team.

When I arrived at the game the next day I was delighted to find out that we had a great team. I had previously coached most of the players and had watched the others play before.

But the player that immediately stood out to me was our team’s biggest player. Let’s call him Tom (not his real name).

Pat Summitt – A BFC Tribute

pat summitt

Last night we lost one of the all-time great coaches in the history of basketball, Pat Summitt.

Pat coached the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers for 38 years and became the winningest coach in NCAA division 1 history amassing an incredible 1,098 victories.

She passed away at the age of 64 after being diagnosed with early-onset dementia in 2011.