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5 on 4 Scramble [ARTICLE]

by National Association of Basketball Coaches on

We use 5 on 4 Scramble with a 15-second shot clock to work on long recovery closeouts driving shooters off the arc; to alert help defenders...... Continue

Defending the Cross Screen - Screen the Screener Sets [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Focus: Execution, communication, and techniques versus cross-screen, screen-the screener sets. Procedure: When offensive teams see the defense...... Continue

Using an Off-Ball Screen [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

When executed the right way, an off-ball screen can create enough space for an offensive player to get an open shot or layup, making it a very effective... ... Continue

Dribbling - Full-Court Zig Zag Drill [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Setup: Use one basketball and one player. The player starts on the baseline with the ball. Execution: 1. The player takes two dribbles to the right...... Continue

10 Ways to be an Asset as an Assistant Coach [ARTICLE]

by Basketball HQ on

Coaching college basketball for a living is a dream for many and a reality for few. Fortunately, I have been able to live that dream as a Division I assistant...... Continue

Primary Break Drill [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Setup: Use five players and one basketball. All five players are lined up across the baseline. As soon as everyone is in place, the coach takes a shot. Player...... Continue

End Game Vs. Man or Zone - "Gun" [ARTICLE]

by WBCA on

It's the end of the game. You are behind one, two or three points with no time outs. The play must work vs. man or zone. The following play will work in...... Continue

Watching for and Avoiding Burnout [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Coaches sometimes joke that there are only two times when they feel stressed-day and night. Although that story represents the extreme case, certainly...... Continue

How to Set a Perfect Basketball Screen [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

Setting a good basketball screen or "pick" is a critical, but often overlooked fundamental skill. A screen occurs when an offensive player attempts to use their...... Continue

Building Relationships with Your AD [ARTICLE]

by Women's Basketball Coaches Association on

Don't wait until you need something to communicate with your administration. Get to know your administrator in a respectful way. If your administrator...... Continue

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