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A Basketball Coach’s Hustle Playbook

As coaches, we are always looking for ways to get our teams to the next level. This may be winning a big game or inching ours team closer to a specific goal. No matter what the next level is for your team

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Free Throw Offense

What's your free throw offense look like?If you're not sure what I'm talking about, I have a couple of ideas that you may be interested in checking out.Just to be clear, I am not talking about a press

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Start of the Season: Middle School Practice Planning

I received a message from one of my Coaching Lab members out West asking about Middle School Practice Planning.I thought the video I made for this coach may help some of the other middle school coaches

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Defensive Flow: Transition to Half-Court D

Today's topic comes from Coach Green at Adams State University.She is looking to build up her team's transition defense.This is a concept I've presented at coaches clinics. It's also an area I think many

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Building Your Basketball Program

I don't want to belabor the point that I am a huge advocate for 3v3 basketball too much, but I thought I needed to do a quick follow-up to my last email/video.In the last video, I shared all of the reasons

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Why You Should Love 3v3 Basketball

This past week, I've been working with a varsity coach and athletic director helping them decide how they would like to grow their youth basketball program.The big question has been whether they want to

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The Big 3 In Basketball Tryouts

Let's talk tryouts!I know we are a little bit away from the first day of the season but I recently had a Coaching Lab member ask about basketball tryouts and thought if it's on his mind it may be on yours,

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#1 Way To Eliminate Coaching Stress

As coaches, we are used to stress to a certain degree.Most of us like the coaching stress when it comes to the on-the-court part of coaching. We could do without the off-the-court stressors though.What

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Little Things Matter

I've always been a proactive person, a glass-half-full kind of guy and I think little things multiply and become big things.If we do enough good things they will grow to big things in a good way. The opposite

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7 Habits Of Highly Effective Coaches

I'm sure you've heard of the book 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey. Well today, I'm going to give you the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Coaches. While the author (me) isn't nearly as

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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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