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Coaching Basketball: Helping Players to Value Practice This post contains quotes from two Texas A&M Women’s Assistant Bob Starkey on practice. His Hoop Thoughts Blog should be on your regular for basketball coaches. Some maxims to use throughout the coming season to help players see the value in well planned and purposefully conducted basketball practices. I have also added a few of my ...

Coaching Basketball: The Best First Practice The video on this post are courtesy of Scott Savor of Secrets in Sports. He conducts workshops on leadership, motivation, and mental training. I previously posted some thoughts from Scott on Increasing Players’ Focus and Motivation Whether you agree, or disagree, it is some food for thought for at least thinking about what your players are ...

Coaching Basketball: Win the Game with CPR Submitted by by Coach John Kimble CoachJohnKimble.com Formerly of Crestview (FL) High School See him on Twitter @CoachJohnKimble This article was originally written for Winning Hoops CPR: Complete Practice with Repetitions How many basketball games have you observed where the outcome of a close game is determined by just a matter of a couple plays? In your observation, it may have ...

Practice Player Evaluation System I am a firm believer that what gets measured gets emphasized, and that what gets emphasized will improve. It is also my belief that a simple box score and traditional practices statistics do not provide information that truly allows you to evaluate your team’s or individuals performance, nor do they server as a useful tool to ...

Coaching Basketball Preparing Your Team Thoroughly Whether you have already started playing games or you still don’t have all of your players out from fall sports, I hope this post offers at least a few ideas to build on what you are already doing, or reminds you of something that you left off of your pre-season and early season to do ...

Coaching Basketball Rebounding Toughness and Accountability This article on rebounding was written by Fred Castro. At the time he was an assistant at Washington. He is now the Head Women’s Coach at Eastern Michigan. This article was sent out in their weekly newsletter. If you are interested in joining their list, let me know and I will make sure that you ...

Coaching Basketball Maximizing Your Preseason This article was written by Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach Alan Stein and published on his Stronger Team Blog Even if you are a college coach, or your high school association has different rules than Alan’s I know there are some points he makes that you can adapt to your program. He also has posted a ...

Coaching Basketball Teaching Shooting This video has some thoughts from professional shooting coaches as well as a breakdown of some of the NBA’s best shooters. I have posted some links to some basketball skill development drills below the video. Some of the drills are team drills and others are individual workout drills. This is a youtube video, so please make sure ...

Basketball Practice Statistics This article was written by Coach Bob Starkey. He is currently a women’s assistant basketball coach at Texas A&M. He has previously served on the LSU and University of Central Florida staffs. This article is from his blog HoopThougts which has a lot of great basketball coaching resources. I am a big believer in that which is ...

Sheridan Perimeter Individual Skills I received this basketball workout from Coach Steve Smiley formerly Head Coach at Sheridan College and currently an Assistant at Weber State. PERIMETER WARM-UP (Approximately one minute on each of these, SIT INTO YOUR GAME) Two ball dribbling sequence + Shelton drills, Sendek drill, Hardaway between legs crossover Dribbling and juggling Back dribble technique, pullback crossover progression, and pullback ...

Basketball Drills Defensive Closeouts This post shows a way to add some variety to practicing closeouts. I received it as a part of the most recent University of Washington Women’s Basketball Coaching Newsletter written by Coach Mike Neighbors. If you would like to receive Coach Neighbors’ newsletter, let me know and I will pass on your email address to him.         On the ...

Basketball Perimeter Individual Skill Drills From an old Creighton Burns’ newsletter… The skills of passing and catching on the move remain a significant area of deficiency and are areas that can be difficult to teach and drill. The ability of guards and perimeter players to penetrate with their head up and make intelligent scoring or passing decisions is such an integral part ...

Post Play Basics These notes about post play are from the Xavier Basketball Coaching Newsletter. To subscribe to their newsletter and to see the archives of their past newsletters, click here: Xavier Newsletter Get Position Before you can make a move on the low post, you have to be able to get the ball first. You want to post-up, or receive ...

Basketball Coaching Special Situations Checklist I posted a chart to use in planning your special situations in practice. Today, I have a checklist of items that I cover every year. You can Click here to: Download the chart as a word document. Click here to: Download the chart as a pdf. The planning sheet and checklist are a part of my 130 ...

Basketball Coaching Special Situations The chart below is something that I use to quickly plan and organize the segment of our practices. I believe in practicing situations at the end of every practice–even if for only five minutes. Do not stick to the rows going straight across. For instance, you could circle these for your plan: As an example: Sideline Inbounds On ...

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