Defending Sideline Pick & Rolls

Today I am going to discuss what I think is one of the most effective technique to defend sideline pick & rolls. A sideline (or side) pick & roll is

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Defending Middle Pick & Rolls

In this article I am going to talk about the different techniques to defend the middle pick & roll. In my opinion, a middle pick & roll is anything set

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5 Defensive Tactics

Earlier this month we attended the PGC/Glazier clinic in Chicago and Sam Allen elaborated on this topic. 1. Team Symmetry Defense starts when the ball is shot (our team shoots)

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E.S.P. does not stand for Extra Sensory Perception when you’re talking about basketball. It stands for External Signs of Passivity. Ask a Police Officer and you’ll find that when a

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March 28: Court Vision: The Trained Eyes of a Head Coach (Part 2)

If you haven’t read Court Vision: The Trained Eyes of a Head Coach (Part 1), make sure you jump over and read it first! Below is my mental checklist I go

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Too often when you tell players to “get on the line”, their chins fall to their chests and they let out a big sigh; because typically this means they must run

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March 8: How to Play Defense without Fouling

E.S.P. stands for External Signs of Passivity. In this Full Timeout, Rick touches on the important of playing defense with your palms UP, instead of down. Take few minutes to

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In one of Rick’s latest Full Timeouts, Rick breaks down concrete goals necessary to become a great defensive basketball player. Don’t get caught up using “coach speak”. Challenge your players with

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March 4: Florida Gators’ Press Defense

The following article is taken from current Florida Gators Assistant Coach Matt McCall‘s lecture at PGC’s 2014 Clinic in Atlanta. To press, you must be committed to it and work on it

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16 Defensive To-Do’s

Players: What can YOU do on defense, as an individual, each possession, regardless of your team’s defensive system? Here are 16 pro-active things you can do on almost every defensive

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