The game is going positionless and defenses are switching matchups now more than ever. So slipping screens should become a staple for any offense with the mantra being, "If they switch, then slip."
Since taking a gap year, my Return To Coaching has led to the transition from head basketball coach to being back on the bench as an assistant coach. Nearing the halfway point of the season, I thought it'd be worth sharing a couple positives and challenges that can come with making the move a couple … Continue reading Transitioning From Head Coach To Assistant Coach
Ten pre-season takeaways on installing "No Middle" Defense for the 1st time in my career.
Stepping away leaves a vulnerability of not receiving an invitation back. Here are some lessons learned from my time away and the exciting new path that has lead back to coaching at the collegiate level again!
One of the final elements during the off-season is the coaching staff retreat. Try not to get caught up in the word retreat, it's not likely as luxurious as the connotation. Whereas some may have the budget to find a remote cabin in the mountains; most will embrace a reserved room at their local sports … Continue reading Coaching Staff Retreat
Small sided games (SSG) are breakdown drills/activities in basketball, where coaches can isolate specific concepts or actions with fewer players involved to increase the number of reps from simulated circumstances.
Shot clocks seem inevitable at the high school level and from our observation there are two significant signs that the viral videos of stall ball may slowly come to an end. Time to give the people what they want!
Let's try not to get ahead of ourselves here. Coaching the next generation of hoopers doesn't imply dismissing all precedent for what has contributed to the talent level we witness today. Versatile defenders capable of switching multiple matchups3-level scoring: finishing, efficiency between perimeter to paint, and extended rangeIngenuitive footwork (pressuring the refs to study the … Continue reading Developing The Next Generation of Basketball Players
There are a variety of directions to take the notion of "Becoming The Best Assistant." At the end of this post are notes on the very same topic from Larry Shyatt while speaking at a coaching clinic a few years that is worth the read. Written below is the #1 attribute from an assistant during … Continue reading Becoming The Best Assistant
Any thriving organization is often driven by its employees; however, it is the decision-making from executive leadership that can derail any potential for sustainable competitiveness. There are too many instances to count where a superior product or an enviable team of talent fail to meet expectations because of a lack of direction, discipline, or collective … Continue reading Building A Winning Staff