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Move The Nail Defender Six tips for moving the “NAIL” defender to aid in top penetration contributed to the FastModel Sports Basketball Plays and Drills Library by Randy Sherman of Radius Athletics. You can also find out more about FastModel Play Diagramming software by clicking this link: FastDraw Some thoughts on ways to employ false motion and spacing to move the ...

The Read & React: Celtics’ Offensive Offense Submitted by Rick Torbett of Better Basketball Are you ready for the shift that’s happening in coaching? Do you know the one key that is developing many of the top offenses in the country? Hint: It’s not more creative set plays. The NBA community is in a fight. It’s a struggle against an enemy that almost everyone ...

Concepts for Attacking the Switch Army Men’s Assistant Zak Boisvert has assembled some of the ways that the Golden State attacks defensive switches. Coach Boisvert has posted several videos of some of the better schemes he has seen. His You Tube channel is: Zak Boisvert You Tube Channel He also is also very active on Twitter: @ZakBoisvert He has an outstanding resource site ...

Actions and Sets to Attack Switching Defenses Army Men’s Assistant Zak Boisvert has assembled some of the ways that the Golden State attacks defensive switches. Coach Boisvert has posted several videos of some of the better schemes he has seen. His You Tube channel is: Zak Boisvert You Tube Channel He also is also very active on Twitter: @ZakBoisvert He has an outstanding resource site ...

Culture of Passing This post was written by Bob Starkey and shared on his Basketball Coaching Blog, HoopThoughts Editor’s Note from Brian.  I am not saying that every college and high school team should set 300 passes per game as your standard for passing like one of the premier NBA teams does. I am offering this as a resource ...

Man to Man Offense Building Blocks These two power point outliones were submitted by by Coach John Kimble, CoachJohnKimble.com Coach Kimble held the Head Basketball Coaching position at Deland-Weldon (IL) High School for five years (91-43) that included 2 Regional Championships, 2 Regional Runner-Ups and 1 Sectional Tournament Runner-up. He then moved to Dunlap (IL) High School (90-45) with 2 Regional Runners-up, 1 ...

4 Up Press Offense This press attack was contributed to the FastModel Sports Basketball Plays and Drills Library by Rory Hamilton of Norman North High School. You can also find out more about FastModel Play Diagramming software by clicking this link: FastDraw This is what Coach Hamilton had to say about the press attack. Press Break Alignment is with 3 ...

2-3 Zone Attack Concepts Army Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Zak Boisvert has put together some short clips with some concepts for attacking a 2-3 zone defense. Coach Boisvert has posted several videos of some of the better schemes he has seen. His You Tube channel is: Zak Boisvert You Tube Channel He also is also very active on Twitter: @ZakBoisvert He has ...

Eight Principles for Sound Offense By Alan Peel Assistant Varsity/Junior Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach, Bishop Miege High School Owner/Operator, www.coachpeelbasketball.com A major part of success in offensive basketball is having sound offensive principles that allow your team to maximize the efficiency of their possessions.  Legendary coach Dean Smith said, “The objective of any basketball offense is to score as often as possible on each possession.” Much ...

6 Zone Offense Actions These 6 actions for attacking a zone defense are presented by Aaron Garrett, Head Coach at Amber-Pocasset (Oklahoma) High School. There is sound with the video, so please make sure that your sound is on. The video is hosted on You Tube, so you will need to be on a network that allows you to access that ...

Capitalizing in Transition Clinic video from: The Coach in the video is PGC Basketball Director Tyler Coston. This video was filmed at the PGC/Glazier Spring 2016 Chicago Clinic. You might not agree with his assessment, but at least I hope it helps you to define more clearly what you want your ball handlers to look for in transition. Click the ...

The Two Most Valuable Offensive Breakdown Drills Submitted by by Coach John Kimble CoachJohnKimble.com Formerly of Crestview (FL) High School See him on Twitter @CoachJohnKimble Diagrams created with FastDraw The “Pivot and Pass Offensive Drill” and the “55 Second Offensive Drill” are the two most valuable drills that any offense could have to improve players’ performances and techniques.  Besides the individual offensive techniques and skills that these ...

6 Point Checklist for Offensive Structure This pst was written by Peter Lonergan, Manager Basketball Development and Communications, Northern Suburbs Basketball Association–Australia. When deciding on which offensive structure or system to implement with a team, it is important to understand what components make for a successful offense. The “six point checklist for offensive structure” can assist in simplifying the choice of structure and ensures ...

Mike Neighbors Transition Offense These notes from Arkansas’ Mike Neighbors. The topic starts as Transition offense, but there are a few ideas from other areas as well. They were originally posted on Bob Starkey’s HoopThoughts Blog Two clinic curses: 1. Can’t take it all back 2. I can’t do that because… “Be good at the things you do a lot.” -Pete Carril Chart success ...

Basketball Zone Offense Philosophy Submitted by by Coach John Kimble CoachJohnKimble.com Formerly of Crestview (FL) High School See him on Twitter @CoachJohnKimble ZONE  MOTION   OFFENSES  vs.  ZONE  CONTINUITY  OFFENSES Some coaches believe in choosing various forms of motion offenses in their zone offensive attacks that will then give freedom to their offensive players and also create a high level of unpredictability to opposing defenses. ...

How to Coach Winning Shot Selection —Excerpted from the book, “Stuff Good Players Should Know” by Dick DeVenzio Posted with permission from PGCBasketball PLAYERS OFTEN TAKE SHOTS IN PRACTICE THEY CAN MAKE AGAINST THEIR SECOND LINE, BUT NOT AGAINST THE BETTER PLAYERS THEY FACE IN BIG GAMES. I invented the term LONHOBIRAT some time ago to indicate what I thought was most important about shot ...

Coaching Basketball: Princeton Offense Philosophy These statements are from the Princeton Hybrid Offense eBook. Whether or not they fit your beliefs and players, I hope that they will at least prompt you to clarify in writing what your beliefs are. It will clarify things for everyone in your program and allow you to be more specific and efficient in your ...

Post Play Notes These notes on post play are from Dennis Hutter, Head Women’s Coach at Mayville State. Three types of game all teams should have: Perimeter game Intermediate game Lane game – post play Post Play Thoughts: -Whether you are a fast paced team or a team that slows the pace down, you have to have the ability to get the ball to ...

Attacking Switching Defenses Army Men’s Assistant Zak Boisvert has assembled some of the ways that the Golden State attacks defensive switches. Coach Boisvert has posted several videos of some of the better schemes he has seen. His You Tube channel is: Zak Boisvert You Tube Channel He also is also very active on Twitter: @ZakBoisvert He has an outstanding resource site ...

Defensive Pressure: It’s All In Your Head This post was written by John Carrier and originally posted on his Coaching Basketball Blog Lately I’ve been reading bits and pieces of Stuff Good Players Should Know by Dick Devenzio. It’s a great book and I would encourage you all to get it. This is especially true if you are a coach who really strives ...

Bob Knight Man to Man Offense Concepts This post contains three videos with Coach Bob Knight showing some of his ideas for attacking man to man defense. Make sure your sound is on as you watch. All videos are You Tube videos. Make sure that you are on a server that allows You Tube access.       Triangle Drill An idea for a 3 in offense. If you are interested ...

11 Ways to Beat Ice Ball Screen Coverage University of Maine Men’s Assistant Coach Zak Boisvert has assembled some of his favorite ways to beat Ice ball screen coverage. He has an outstanding site with posts on various coaching topics at www.pickandpop.net His You Tube channel has several videos with various types of man to man plays, zone sets, and inbounds plays. You can subscribe ...

The Spurs 8 Keys to Ball Movement This article was written by Kyle Ohman and originally posted on his site, BasketballHQ. I hope you can take some points from this article to help with your offensive play. 1. Ball Reversals Make the Defense Move The more times the ball goes from side to side, the more the defense must rotate and closeout. Be down ready on the ...

Coaching Basketball: Improving Your Half Court Offense This post contains some of my takeaways from Texas A&M Women’s Assistant Bob Starkey’s series “Thoughts on Half Court Offense.” He posts almost every day on his Hoop Thoughts Blog. Sometimes it is just a short quote or thought and sometimes it is a detailed series like this one. Whatever it is, ...

Coaching Basketball: What’s Your Paint Game? This post was written by Texas A & M Women’s Assistant Bob Starkey and posted on his blog Hoop Thoughts. He shares his thoughts on all topics related to coaching and updates the blog frequently. It is definitely worth your while to check it out. What’s Your Paint Game Bob Starkey, Texas A & M For ...

Coaching Basketball Feed and Space Here are some thoughts for teaching players to space after the ball is passed to the low post. These 3 options are from Trey Watt’s eBook on the “Versatile Swing Offense.” It is a part of this week’s eBook bundle along with Jimmie Oakman’s Packline Defense. Regardless of what offensive system you employ, you might be ...

Handling Defensive Pressure Clinic Notes from: These are some of the notes I took at last spring’s PGC/Glazier Basketball coaching Clinic in Chicago. The presenter was Tyler Coston, a full-time course director and clinician with PGC Basketball and his topic was “Handling Defensive Pressure.” They’ve changed the coaching clinic game forever with more topics, superior speakers, and a staff pass that ...

Coaching Basketball Xavier Press Attack These ideas on Press Attack are from the Xavier Men’s Basketball Coaching Newsletter. You can see their archives at this link. The initial part of the post are some ideas on developing your press offense philosophy. At the end are some diagrams with ideas for formations for your press offense. Just like every other Attack in your playbook, ...

Basketball Coaching Kevin Eastman Offensive Thinking I have been fortunate to partner with Kevin Eastman to provide some sample videos from has basketball coaching DVDs. This video is a segment from his “Stimulating your Offensive Thinking DVD.” It is a part of his 8 DVD set which includes High Intensity Skill Development, NBA Drills for All Levels, Stimulate Your Offensive Thinking, ...

Techniques to Get the Ball Inside These ideas to get the ball inside were posted on a Xavier Men’s Basketball Coaching Newsletter. Click here for their entire archives The techniques originated with Mike McNeill, Coaching Development, Basketball BC In addition to the two that I have posted here, he also has included: Post Triangle High Low Down Screen Down Screen to Post Up Duck In and Flex ...

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