Author Archives: Kyle Gilreath

Year-End Evaluation

As 2016 winds down, here is a powerful exercise to do with your team… Have each player and coach answer the following 3 questions anonymously on index cards. Have them fill one out for every player and coach on the team (so if you have 14 players and 4 coaches, each person will complete 17 of these index cards). PLAYER ... Read More »

North Carolina Tar Heels – Drag Motion

North Carolina used this play against Indiana in the Sweet 16. It is a hard play to guard because of the various actions occurring. The initial back screen off of the ball screen roll (Spain action) can often open up a lob. If that isn’t there, they look for a staggered shot on the left side. Read More »

Team Skill Development Workout – Part 4

This is a high intensity workout to throw in the mix that should take your group of players under an hour to complete. Before starting, make sure your players go through a proper dynamic warm-up. 10-10-10 Warm-Up This warm-up is one of my favorites to warm-up shooting and forcing to shoot with touch and finesse. From all 3 angles around the ... Read More »

Kansas Jayhawks – Nail Slice Iso

Kansas used this play in the second half against Maryland to get Perry Ellis in an iso situation on the wing. The left guard runs through to the opposite side and Ellis cuts off of 5 at the elbow to catch the ball on the left wing. From there, Ellis can go to work to create a shot. Read More »