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Coach,

I’m excited announce the launch our brand new weekly magazine for basketball coaches.

The "Basketball For Coaches Magazine" is designed to help coaches at ALL LEVELS of the game.

Inside each issue, you'll get insights from many of the smartest minds in basketball from around the world.

Learn the exact strategies the best coaches are using to:

- Win more games
- Develop skilled players
- Create a positive team culture

Here are some of the topics we'll cover:

  • Skill Development
  • Effective Drills
  • Innovative Plays
  • Expert Interviews
  • Coaching Strategies
  • Man-to-Man Defense
  • Zone Offense
  • Zone Defense
  • Transition Offense
  • Transition Defense
  • Rebounding Strategies
  • Advanced Skills
  • Practice Planning
  • Game Planning
  • Game Management
  • Scouting
  • Team Culture
  • Game Breakdowns
  • Mental Health
  • Pre-Season Planning
  • Weight Training
  • Working With Parents
  • Book Recommendations
  • And Much, Much More...

Whether you're a first-time youth coach or a 30-year veteran at the top level...

You're going to LOVE what you find inside each week's magazine!

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Here’s what you’ll find inside our first 26 magazines (updated weekly):

Season 1, Issue 1

"Tip Off"

Release Date: OUT NOW!

Here's what you'll learn...

  • 5 questions to measure team performance (none involve the scoreboard).
  • Three of my favorite plays to pick apart any 2-3 zone defense.
  • The 4 “phases” you must use to teach ball-screen defense correctly.
  • The simple gesture that can transform team culture overnight.
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Season 1, Issue 2

"The Film Room"

Release Date: OUT NOW!

Here's what you'll learn...

  • The missing component of skill development.
  • A disruptive 2-1-2 zone to generate endless turnovers.
  • Two “trapping drills” to teach your players to trap without fouling.
  • How to create a perfect team scouting report in 6 steps.
  • A 2-page scouting report template that you can print off and use.
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Season 1, Issue 3

"Play Like Spain"

Release Date: OUT NOW!

Here's what you'll learn...

  • What coaches can learn from Spain’s U19 team (w/ drills)
  • Why “technique drills” are a complete waste of valuable practice time.
  • Creating practices that keep players at the edge of their comfort zones.
  • 5 creative scoring systems that will “force” players to make the right play.

Season 1, Issue 4

"Passing Prowess"

Release Date: OUT NOW!

Here's what you'll learn...

  • How to develop creative passers (3-step progression).
  • Improving decision making with SSGs and creative scoring methods.
  • Improve shot selection with “4, 3, 2, 1” scoring.
  • A “scoring method” that will lead to fast, aggressive basketball.
  • Strategies to maintain composure while coaching.
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Season 1, Issue 5

"The Sweet Spot"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • Why all coaches must understand the “Sweet Spot” and the “Thrash Zone”.
  • What NBA players do WRONG in the off-season.
  • Two requirements to make a drill truly "game-like".
  • How *bad passes* can help a player improve their shot.
  • Why you should add more DHO’s next season.
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Season 1, Issue 6

"Ghost Screens"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • A breakdown of the "ghost screen" and how to make them effective.
  • 3 ghost screen plays you should try (printable).
  • Developing court awareness, decision-making, and vision.
  • My "Books of the Month" list for August.
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Season 1, Issue 7

"5-Out Essentials"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • The critical elements to a successful 5-Out Motion Offense.
  • Why you should consider adding a 4-point line at practice.
  • What the “0.5 Mentality” is how to teach it to your players.
  • Understanding "Perception-Action Coupling," and why it's important.
  • Why shooting worse in practice will help players shoot better in games.
  • The 4-step way to teach a basketball drill correctly.
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Season 1, Issue 8

"Youth Strength Training"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • The benefits of strength training for youth basketball players.
  • Does strength training actually stunt growth? (answered).
  • A simple & effective zone offense tested at the professional level.
  • Three 1-3-1 zone plays for easy scoring opportunities.
  • Building an understanding of the purpose behind what you’re doing.
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Season 1, Issue 9

"Lockdown Defense"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • Why the phrase "Great defense is all about hustle" is a lie.
  • Why you should question the "shoulders over toes" defensive stance.
  • 4 simple steps to building a great team culture.
  • What helped make Gary Payton and Michael Jordan great defenders.
  • How to steal 4 - 6 points per game from baseline plays.
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Season 1, Issue 10

"Spain Pick-and-Roll"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • A pick-and-roll variation guaranteed to confuse defenders.
  • Four Spain PnR plays to break down the defense (printable).
  • What HS coaches should talk about in their pre-season meeting.
  • A practice plan template you can print off and use.
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Season 1, Issue 11

"Boomers Breakdown"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • 4 actions the Boomers run in Early Offense to great looks.
  • Unique ways the Boomers create opportunities for Patty Mills.
  • 4 effective plays Lithuania used during the FIBA World Cup (printable).
  • 5 crucial steps to developing players on and off the court.
  • Using Small-Sided Games to teach defense (1v1 → 5v5).
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Season 1, Issue 12

"1-2-2 Press Breakdown"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • Full breakdown of Team USA's 1-2-2 press.
  • The key to controlling tempo as the defensive team.
  • 4 baseline plays to get a great shot with less than 3 seconds left.
  • What Jay Wright means by “Attack Small, Retreat Big.”
  • How to take advantage of inexperienced & weak ball-handlers.
  • The key to developing high IQ defenders at the youth level.
  • My top 4 must-read books for September 2023.
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Season 1, Issue 13

"Large Team, Small Court"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • How to run practice with a large group on 1 court.
  • Why you need to embrace "messy-looking" practices.
  • The main problem with the 5-man weave drill.
  • The "Point Series" that helped Canada win a bronze medal.
  • Four limited-space basketball drills (great tryouts drills).
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Season 1, Issue 14

"Tryout Plans"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • 5x complete tryout plans - with drills, time, and coaching points.
  • 16 tryout drills that allow you to evaluate players efficiently.  
  • The 3 best ways to double the post and disrupt the offense.
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Season 1, Issue 15

"Superman Defense"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • The “Superman” defense that stops 3-pointers and paint touches.
  • What the X-Switch is and how it will improve your defense.
  • The mistake holding teams back from playing fast break basketball.
  • How to add Zoom action to the Princeton Offense.
  • Why zero turnovers could actually be a bad thing.
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Season 1, Issue 16

"WNBA Finals"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • The 3 "footwork techniques" all players need to play elite defense.
  • Why "Never cross your feet" is terrible advice. 
  • 4 great sets from the WNBA Finals (12 diagrams).
  • 3 things every youth practice must include.
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Season 1, Issue 17

"Locking In"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • 8 strategies & techniques to get players locked in and focused.
  • The importance of the "mental warm up" prior to games.
  • 4 MORE great sets from the WNBA Finals (11 diagrams).
  • Why you should consider scrimmaging without calling fouls.
  • How to create realistic pressure free throws in your scrimmages.
  • My 4 “Books of the Month” for October 2023.
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Season 1, Issue 18

"Four Factors"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • What the "Four Factors" are and why they're important for coaches.
  • Win 78% of games by beating the opposition in this stat (answered).
  • The main reason the Aces and Liberty made the WNBA Finals.
  • 4 full-court basketball drills that combine conditioning & skill development.
  • 5 lessons “From the Driveway to the Sideline”
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Season 1, Issue 19

"O-A-R System"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • The O-A-R System that makes players more engaged and connected.
  • The only two responsibilities players have every practice.
  • Four plays out of “Horns” to get open 3-pointers and layups.
  • 10 small but important ways to “Win in the Margins”
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Season 1, Issue 20

"European Ball Screen Offense"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • How the Ball Screen Offense works (16 diagrams).
  • The 3 best ways to get into the Ball Screen Offense.
  • What Christian Laettner’s famous shot can teach today’s players.
  • How to teach players that timing is everything in basketball.
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Season 1, Issue 21

"Attacking Switches"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • The biggest disadvantage of switching ball screens.
  • Why it’s not a good idea to work on all skills equally at practice.
  • Finding the balance between offensive rebounding and transition defense.
  • My 4 must-read books for November 2023.
  • The #1 question to determine which offense your team should run.
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Season 1, Issue 22

"Gold Medal X's and O's"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • X’s and O’s Germany used to win the FIBA World Cup (with 6 videos).
  • Individual shooting drills with game-like elements.
  • How Giannis Antetokounmpo’s mindset sets him up for success.
  • The three forgotten truths of resilience all players must know.
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Season 1, Issue 23

"Embrace the Chaos"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • Developing basketball players who are comfortable in chaos.
  • The key to winning advantage / disadvantage situations.
  • The importance of “auditing” your basketball drills.
  • Some of my favorite plays of 2023.
  • 4 important goals for the first week of basketball practice.
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Season 1, Issue 24

"1-2-2 Press Breaker"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • Press breaker that works against nearly any full-court zone.
  • How to spend the first and last 5 minutes of every practice.
  • 2 press break drills to pick apart any full-court pressure.
  • How to ensure your players want to come to every practice.
  • Why you should occasionally let players pick their own drills.
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Season 1, Issue 25

"Developing Shooters"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • 6 steps to develop better shooters.
  • 4x "Elevator Plays" to get your best shooters open shots.
  • The 5 traits of all effective point guards.
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Season 1, Issue 26

"Constraints-Led Approach"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • My 2024 reading list for basketball coaches.
  • 4x basketball drills using a constraints-led approach.
  • The real reason players commit turnovers (and the right way to fix it).
  • 9 principles to develop a fast fast break.
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Season 1, Issue 27

"Free Motion Offense"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • How "Attack space, create space" leads to better long-term development.
  • Empowering players by giving them ownership of the offense.
  • 5 game-like drills to improve decision making and skill.
  • BRADs: A groundbreaking shooting technique to improve accuracy.
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Season 2, Issue 1

"2024 Kick-Off"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • The argument against “equality of repetitions.”
  • How tailored practice repetitions will lead to quicker skill development.
  • How Simon Sinek's "Golden Circle" can help any basketball team level up.
  • Understanding the ‘WHY’ powering the top teams in your league.
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Season 2, Issue 2

"3-Step Player Development"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • How establishing a *team identity* will quickly improve your team.
  • An easy 3-step approach to practice planning.
  • 5 awesome small-sided games / drills that will benefit any team.
  • A step-by-step guide for developing a great center. 
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Season 2, Issue 3

"Being Different"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • The mindset shift that led to a 13-game winning streak and championship.
  • How to become the team everyone fears playing against.
  • How poor role models are destroying youth sports.
  • 4 “Easy Win” sideline plays (SLOBS).
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Season 2, Issue 4

"Effective Timeouts"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • The one drill you need to build a man-to-man defense foundation.
  • The truth about timeouts that no one realizes (with data).
  • The 4 times during a game you must call a timeout.
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Season 2, Issue 5

"Program-Wide Motion Offense"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • Full breakdown of a 5-Out Offense using 4 progressions (11 diagrams).
  • The right way to add "posting up" to your motion offense.
  • 2 must-use drills to implement any motion offense.
  • Why '16' is such an important age for ambitious basketball players.
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Season 2, Issue 6

"Successful Playmaking"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • The eight commandments of successful playmaking in basketball.
  • How elite playmakers can dominate a game without ever scoring a point.
  • The "cardinal sin" of dribbling, and how to avoid it.
  • 4 team dribbling drills to improve balance, control, and quickness.
  • Bringing back the lost art of the Chin and Pivot.
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Season 2, Issue 7

"The Short Roll"

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Here's what you'll learn...

  • The big mistake some 'screeners' make when rolling to the rim.
  • Using old-school spacing and timing to pick apart defenses.
  • 5 steps to create an inspiring environment for your players.
  • A PnR drill to develop smart & quick decision-makers.
  • 4x pick-and-roll plays against different defenses.
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Season 2, Issue 8

"Coaching Overseas"

Release Date: 23rd February!

Here's what you'll learn...

  • Tips to get a basketball coaching job overseas.
  • The 6 things you must include on your coaching resume.
  • How to start building relationships with professional clubs.
  • The 4 key pick-and-roll reads all players must know.
  • 4 printable step-by-step shooting workouts for your players.
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"What does each magazine look like?"

Each weekly magazine will be 10 - 12 pages in length.

An issue will typically features 3 - 4 expert articles along with several drills / plays. Includes full step-by-step instructions and diagrams.

"How will each magazine be delivered?"

You'll receive a link to download the latest issue every Friday.

The magazine is downloadable on all devices, but I recommend a computer or tablet for easy reading.

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