There are several obvious reasons why youth basketball players miss a large percentage of the layups they attempt: (a) Lack of experience / practice (b) Lack of strength (c) Poor technique All of these are important to acknowledge, but that’s not what we’re going to talk about today. Here’s the “frustrating” topic we’ll be trying to fix. Why players miss layups […]Continue reading
You know how all successful coaches talk about the importance of developing close relationships with the players on your team?
Well, they never tell you HOW to do that.
That’s what this blog post is about.
I’ll share 17 strategies you can use to improve player-coach relationships.Continue reading
Are you a young man or woman looking to get into the world of basketball coaching?
If that does sound like you, there’s nothing better than getting advice from those who have already done what you’re trying to achieve.
In this post, Coach Craig Doty will be sharing 23 tips he’s learned on his journey to becoming the head coach at Emporia State University.Continue reading
Well, we’ve got our 2019 NCAA National Champions… For the men – Virginia Cavaliers! Who took home the title winning 85 – 77 in a thrilling OT game. For the women – Baylor Bears! Another great game with Baylor sneaking by with an 82 – 81 victory. If you’re only my email list (and you should be), you’ll see that […]Continue reading
Coaching a youth basketball team can be incredibly frustrating at times…
Especially when you arrive at practice and find out you’ve got fewer players than anticipated.
This can immediately change which drills you use, mess up which strategies you spend time on, which games you’re able to run, and a bunch of other important practice stuff.Continue reading
“What is a basketball screen?”
A basketball screen is a way to block a defensive player.
When a screen is set, the screener’s teammate will have a better chance of getting open because their defender will have to avoid the screen before getting back into defensive position.
This is a huge advantage to the offensive team.Continue reading