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3 Tips To Pass To Your Youth Basketball Coaches

The spotlight is on the varsity coach, but the toughest job may be that of the youth basketball coaches in your program. If you don’t believe me just try keeping the attention of elementary age players

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How Coaches Can Help Frame Player And Parent Communications

I’ve read a lot of parent stories on social media this year. We’ve all had those parents and I don’t have all the answers. However, I would like to share one thing I’ve done with my teams in high

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Practice Planning: Getting The Most Out of Your Next Practice

Practice planning is one thing I believe every coach should do before they walk in the gym.This one thing can be the difference between a team having a winning season or a losing season and there are too

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11 Rules For Attacking A 1-3-1 Zone Defense

Teams throw different defenses at an opponent for three main reasons:1. It's there main type of defense2. They don't think your guards can handle something different.3. They need to change the course of

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2 Ways To Keep Your Basketball Team and Your Family Cheering All Season Long

I like to call it the basketball coaching struggle. Finding the balance between on the court success and off the court success can be a tough thing. Many coaches have found themselves unhappy with their

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5 Moments Coaches Should Use A Timeout

1. 6-0 RunAny time a team goes on a 6-0 run a coach needs to consider a timeout to stop the other teams momentum. Allowing a team to go on an 8, 9, or 10 pt swing could put your team too far behind or

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Building A Successful Basketball Program

Have you ever looked at a basketball program and said, "I can't wait to have that type of success"? I know I have done this once or twice. I don't do this because my program isn't successful, I do this

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Grab More Offensive Rebounds On Missed Free Throws

One area many coaches and players neglect is offensive rebounds on missed free throws. The coach has told the player not to foul on the rebound so the player allows themselves to get boxed out the majority

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