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Mentality-Based Coaching [ARTICLE]

by NABC on

Every year as a staff, we discuss what our offensive system will look like. And each year it becomes evident that although the system is important, the mentality behind it plays a larger role. Once you consistently teach mentalities, you can...... Continue

Coaching Players in a High Tech World [ARTICLE]

by Marquette University - Head Coach, Terri Mitchell on

I remember being hired as the head coach of Marquette University 16 years ago as if it were yesterday. It was a dream come true for me since I had decided in college that one day I would be the head coach of a Division I women's basketball program...... Continue

Behind the Lines [ARTICLE]

by WBCA on

Maryland coach Brenda Frese waited in the wrong airport line for an hour. She takes son Tyler to his doctor's appointments at Johns Hopkins every 10 days. Montana State coach Tricia Binford likes Carrie Underwood, especially those blue shoes she...... Continue

Building a "Rock Solid" Championship Defense [ARTICLE]


Winning games or winning championships? If this question was posed to every basketball coach in the nation, undoubtedly, the answer would be to win championships. Championships on any level are hard to come by and when I begin to study champions...... Continue

Finishing Drills [ARTICLE]

by Vic Sfera - Virginia Cavaliers on

One of our program's "non-negotiables", or program staples, is valuing the ball. While this certainly means that we are to be strong and sure with the ball, not turning it over, it also means getting quality shots that we should not miss. Valuing...... Continue

Ten Ways to Transform Your Players into Team Leaders [ARTICLE]

by Basketball HQ on

In addition to teaching the X’s and O’s of their sport, every coach is tasked with finding a way to transform at least a few of their athletes into leaders. Below, I share ten ways that you can do that, and I would argue that this job, if you are...... Continue

Developing a Selfless Effort [ARTICLE]

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Selfishness is usually an idea that is focused on the offensive end of the floor - and rightly so. However, we think that defensive selfishness is just as relevant and detrimental to our overall success as a team. Some defensive players only worry...... Continue

Give Your Offense A Helping Handoff [ARTICLE]

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We had a dilemma one season in that our center was not a conventional scoring threat (we liked it so much we kept using it), so we began to use him as a handoff man in our UCLA offensive set. Since his defender was always sagging to help defend...... Continue

Motivating the Modern Athlete [ARTICLE]

by Dr. Marty Durden, Athletic Director - Presbyterian School - Houston, TX on

Today's athlete is different from years past. The much-publicized generation Y student-athletes (1980's-1999) have moved through college. Generation Z is...... Continue

Accountability in your Program [ARTICLE]

by Basketball HQ on

It's no secret the best teams in the world, in athletics or business, have a culture of accountability. For numerous reasons you could argue that accountability is the most important ingredient for a team's...... Continue