1-2-1-1 Press (Diamond) – Complete Coaching Guide

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.

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How to Improve Youth Basketball – 36 Experts Explain

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.

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Basketball Tryouts Advice – 28 Experts Share Their Secrets

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?”

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Flex Offense – Complete Coaching Guide

The flex offense is a 4-out, 1-in continuity offense that primarily uses down-screens in a screen-the-screener action and the famous ‘flex cut’ to get open layups or jump shots around the high post. It’s primarily a man-to-man offense, but can be used against a zone with some slight adjustments.

It’s a slow-down, patient offense that requires good spacing, ball-movement, passing, shooting, cutting, and screening by all players.

It’s common to see teams reverse the ball to different sides of the court three or four times before creating an open shot at the basket.

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