22 Tips for Coaching Todays Players

As Notorious B.I.G. once said, ‘Things done changed.’ Players today are different than they were when I was growing up… and I’m not even that old. I know every generation says that…

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Late Game Planning, Strategies, and Philosophy

The following article comes from Mitch Cole and the Texas A&M Men’s Basketball Newsletter. The longer we are in this business, the more we as coaches see the value in

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End of Game Situation

Thursday night (1/22/15) at the end of the Ohio State vs Northwestern game, the Buckeyes led by 1 with 0.9 on the clock heading to the free-throw line to shoot

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Basketball IQ: Errant Baseball Passes

Today I wanted to spend a minute to touch on a point rarely discussed but one that players need to be taught, handling errant full-court baseball passes. Typically these only occur

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25 Attributes to Coaching

This past Fall I listened to Georgia Regents Men’s Basketball coach Dip Metress speak at the PGC Basketball Clinic in Atlanta, GA. Dip presented his 25 Attributes to Coaching. They were so good we had

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5 Tips for an Assistant Coach

On a recent Hardwood Hustle Podcast, Adam Bradley and Alan Stein posed the question, “As an assistant coach how do you handle a situation where you disagree with the head coach?”  Every head coach

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After watching the Dallas Mavericks’ defensive performance in The Finals I thought it would be great time to share with you my philosophy on close outs and a few drills

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Five Areas of Focus for the Pre-Season

One of the most important components to having a successful season is creating a plan for your program in the pre-season. There are endless areas of focus to plan for

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In my opinion one of the most difficult things to teach young players is where they should be standing on defense when they are not guarding the ball. I am

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The one component of basketball which I see slowly deteriorating in basketball is rebounding. Not only is the “scoring” mindset attributing to this, but a lot of players think that

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