A coach sent me an email last week that said this (summarized): “Hi. This week we’re playing against a team that runs a tight 2-3 zone all game. They have much taller players than we do and they barely ever leave the key on defense. What should we do?” Do you want to know what […]Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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…Continue reading
We’ve all coached at least one… the player that simply refuses to pass the ball to their teammates. The player that seems to take a shot on every offensive trip down the court. Having this type of player on your team can turn a seemingly happy season into a downright nightmare if it’s not addressed […]Continue reading
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?”Continue reading