Tag Archives: basketball coaching

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 »

22 Tips to Coach Today’s Players

Players today are different from they were when I was growing up… and I’m not even that old. I know every generation says that… but it’s true. One of the biggest changes to our society as a whole has been technology… more specifically the internet… and even more specifically… mobile smartphones and social media. What does that have to do ... Read More »

End of Quarter Offensive Management

Game management is a vital piece of your coaching philosophy that your players should all know and rehearse in practice throughout the entire season. Knowing the time and score and how to handle these situations can and usually will determine how your season ends on the court. Today we are going to focus on an end of quarter situation in ... Read More »

Control What You Can Control

As a coach, there are only so many things you can (and should) have control over. Former UCONN head coach Jim Calhoun breaks dow the four things you can control as a coach. Every team can rebound if you put enough emphasis on it Drill it daily Emphasized throughout practice Limit 2nd chances Your defense is judged by your FG% ... Read More »

Film Breakdown Part 1: Post-Game Analysis

Upon several requests, I have put together a three-part series of posts discussing how to watch film as after the game, with your team, and with individual players. Today I am going to discuss the process of watching and breaking down the game film individually as a coach to provide feedback for yourself and your coaching staff. This post is going to ... Read More »

Highways & Alleys

The highway is the one-third strip of the court right down the middle of the floor. When I ask great offensive players where they want the ball, they always say in the middle of the floor. If that’s the case, then defensively, we need to do everything we can to keep the ball out of the highway! Now, why call ... Read More »

Playing 3-on-3 for Player Development

The following article was shared to us by Coach Randy Brown. Randy does a tremendous job sharing various elements of the game in his email newsletter. As we are in the “off-season” improvement time, consider incorporating 3 on 3 as the anchor to your approach. Here are some ideas on how to maximize 3-on-3 in your workouts: Give 3 on 3 some ... Read More »