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10 Keys to Team Defense [ARTICLE]

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1. Communication: Communicate on Defense – Talk through exchanges and offensive actions. – Discourage the offense with loud communication. – Stay engaged the entire play with communication....... Continue

5 Ways to be a Great Teammate [ARTICLE]

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It seems that in today's game with younger players, there is this misconception about what a great teammate looks like. There is this idea that you are either a great teammate or a great player, and it is up to the bench players or the role...... Continue

10 Keys to Setting and Defending Screens [ARTICLE]

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The goal of any good offense is to constantly look for ways to put the defense in a disadvantage situation where decisions have to be made. One of the easiest ways to quickly get an advantage, or a 2 on 1 situation is by setting a...... Continue

Timeouts and Bench Procedure [ARTICLE]

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The bench must be totally engaged and into the game (mentally and physically). Lack of engagement is a clear indicator to the coach that the player is more concerned with themselves than the team. Being engaged sends a message to the coaches...... Continue

3 Scoring Plays From the Backcourt [ARTICLE]

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Scoring off a play from the backcourt against pressure late in the fourth quarter is challenging. Specifically, getting the ball inbounds in this situation can be a problem for teams at all levels. To be successful, players who inbound the...... Continue

10 Characteristics of a High Character Player [ARTICLE]

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High character players are a must for any team that has championship goals. It takes players that are willing to step up and lead and get everyone moving towards one common purpose. Players like this are invaluable to a team. Here are...... Continue

How to Shoot Free Throws Better [ARTICLE]

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Free throw shooting is one of the most valuable skills you can have as a basketball player. Players who make free throws score points for their team while the clock is stopped and the opposing team can't play defense against...... Continue

Developing Good Player Habits [ARTICLE]

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Every basketball coach wants to help their players make smart decisions. Nevertheless, many players have bad habits and tendencies that could limit the full potential of a team’s success. Those players and teams need training to develop good...... Continue

Guard-Oriented Attack [ARTICLE]

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This set begins in a balanced format with the two guards (01 and 02) above the three-point line approximately 20 feet (6 m) apart. Two forwards (03 and 04) should set up at the free-throw line extended and...... Continue

Defending Middle Pick-and-Rolls [ARTICLE]

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The middle pick-and-roll is difficult to defend because the screener is typically a big man who screens and then rolls to the basket. Alternatively, the big man may be a good perimeter shooter who pops out for the medium-range jumper. Defending...... Continue

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