Guarding the Ball – Conversation Distance

The first thing to learn about defense in the game of basketball is how to guard the ball. There are four levels of defense and the first level is, How

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4 Steps to Easy Practice Planning

I have compiled four easy steps to help you create an effective practice plan that keeps your players engaged on a daily basis. Evaluate the Defensive Level of your Opponent

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3 Tips for Defending Ballscreens

On a recent Hardwood Hustle Podcast, PGC’s Tyler Coston discussed three effective tips to defending ballscreens. These simple ideas can be very effective at any level, but especially at the

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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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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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Creating the Perfect Trap

One of the toughest things to teach young players is effectively trapping the basketball without committing a foul.  Trapping not only takes athleticism and skill, but it also requires a

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E.L.C. – Early, Loud, & Continuous on Defense

Ask any basketball coach in the world what they think is one of the most important factors to having a GREAT defensive team, and I would bet they will mention

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