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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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Is Your Zone Offense Holding Your Team Back?

Do yourself a favor and go ask your players what they want to run for a zone offense? If you get a bunch of blank stares looking back at you than you know your zone offense may be holding your team back. Too

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25 Great Quotes To Be A Better Basketball Coach

Inspiration often comes from those who come before us and those we aspire to one day be like. Use these quotes to inspire and motivate you to move to a new level and become a better basketball coach.25

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5 Boxes Every Basketball Coach Needs To Check

Passion is something you hear a lot of people talk about. Coaches have a passion for their players and success, players have a passion to improve and become their best, business people have a passion to

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4 Ways To Create Balance As A Coach

It can be a struggle to create balance as a coach. You have to split your time between work, home and coaching your team.If you're a young coach just starting out it may seem like you have all the time

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5 Stats Every Coach Should Know

All stats aren’t created equal!We hear about points per game, assist to turnover ratio, rebounds per game, etc. These stats aren’t bad, but are they the stats that are most important to coaches? While

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How To Build Team Culture From Scratch

Culture seems to be the buzz word for sports teams today. The teams who win championships are always the team's building team culture the right way and all the rest of the teams out there haven’t quite

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2 Graduation Gifts For Basketball Players That Will Have An Impact

Having seniors on your team is a great thing, you get to have their maturity, refined skill set, drive to do their best since this is the last time they will where the school colors on the hardwood, it

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Building A Force Baseline Pressure Defense

Defense is the number one thing coaches talk about when they sit in the interview, after they first get hired, and when they start a new season. The second most talked about thing is an uptempo pace on

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5 Actions All Defenses Have Trouble Guarding (updated with diagrams)

There are some absolutes in basketball and one of those is that every defense has a weakness. As coaches it is our job to find and exploit that weakness. As you scout your next opponent, and possibly do

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