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The Ultimate Youth Basketball Camp Guide

Youth basketball camps are a great way to build your basketball program into the competitive juggernaut you've always dreamed of it being. This long-term approach is what keeps kids interested in playing

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The Best Place To Find Basketball Drills

The Best Place To Find Basketball DrillsOne of the biggest challenges coaches face during the season is finding drills to use that translate to games. It can take time to search for drills online and

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The Shell Drill – Basketballs #1 Defense Drill

Why Coaches Love The Shell Drill Ask any coach the one drill they can't go without in practice and they all will say the shell drill. The reason for this is because of the versatility of the shell drill.

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3 Qualities Of A Great Coaching Candidate

I was once told if you want to get into coaching all you need to do is wait a little while for the right job because coaching is a revolving door. In many ways this advice is correct. There are always

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From Assistant Basketball Coach To Head Coach – 3 Things To Know

Coaching is one of the great passions I have in life. The combination of building something special, competing alongside like minded people, and sacrificing the ‘me’ for the ‘we’ are things that

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10 Half-Truths Every Basketball Coach Should Know About

As a basketball coach, there are half-truths that others believe about coaches and in some cases, a coach starts to believe about themself. Since these half-truths can be viewed as "the truth" it is important

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Effectively Communicating With Referees

Most coaches won't read this post because they know too much already. These coaches are the ones who also let plays and games slip away. I'll let you be the judge of how important effectively communicating

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What To Do When Your Team Is Playing Poorly

Have you ever had a time when your team was playing poorly in a specific area and you just weren't sure how to turn things around? I've been there and I think just about every coach has been at

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Coaches Guide To Basketball Tryouts

For many coaches, the first couple of days of practice is about selecting the team through basketball tryouts. This can be a stressful time for both the players and the coaches.Whether you're a veteran

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Get The Most Out Of Your In-Season Weight Training

In-season weight training can offer huge benefits to athletes when done correctly. I’m not just talking about performing lifts correctly, an in-season weight training schedule that looks at duration,

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Win More Basketball Games Doing This One Thing

If you want to win more basketball games this season than this is for you."Will this drill make my players better? If I add a new (fill in the blank) will that give my team more wins?"​​​I suspect

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4 Key Phases of Basketball

Heading into a new season you can give your team an advantage over your opponents. You can prepare them in the four key phases of the game to be ready to compete with teams that may look better than

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