Let’s Talk about these Sneakerheads

The whole “sneaker game” just keeps getting better and better these days. There goes the revival of OG Jordans and the all-time favorites, Airmax classics. You cannot sleep on those new and funky colorways as well. Truly, the whole sneaker culture has taken everything to a different level. So, don’t be surprised when you see…

Why Focus on Basketball Fundamentals?

The fundamentals of basketball are the foundation for every individual play, offensive or defensive strategy, and every move that your players make. The best players have perfected the basics of the game. Learning and mastering these basics make the rest of the game much easier! My number one recommendation when coaching basketball is to focus…

Improving your Jump Shot

If you’re not using this drill, you should start right away… You might find this hard to believe, but if done properly, the Jump Stop Drill can make a huge difference in your players performance, both young and old. This is an absolutely critical drill to player development. My old high school coach (who is…

Where Should Coaches Start?

First, we suggest that you focus on learning the basic fundamentals of basketball. To teach fundamental skills, start with these 72 free basketball drills that include full diagrams and step by step instructions. They will help you develop strong fundamentals and basketball skills. Like any sport, no matter what your age — whether you’re a…

Understanding the Player Positions

Center. Centers are generally your tallest players. They generally are positioned near the basket. Offensive — The center’s goal is to get open for a pass and to shoot. They are also responsible for blocking defenders, known as picking or screening, to open other players up for driving to the basket for a goal. Centers…

How to Keep your Players Motivated

One of the biggest challenges that basketball coaches of all levels face is the challenge of keeping your players focused, motivated to play, and playing as hard as they can. The following are 10 tried and true tips to keep your team motivated. 1. Set a precedent on the first day of practice. Establishing your…

Running your Drills more Effectively

Tip #1 – Add a competitive aspect to the drill. Adding a competitive flavor to a basketball drill can make it much more effective because kids will generally work harder and get more focused to master the drill. Without the competitive aspect, players will quickly get bored and simply go through the motions. We all…

3 Basic Dribbling Drills you should Practice Regularly

Having solid dribbling skills is essential whatever the position you’re playing for. Even big men who play center or power forward should have good ball handling skills. This is definitely an advantage for every basketball player. In fact, this is th most important skill in the game. With good ball handling, the rest of the…

Basic Tips and Role of Being a Point Guard

One of the things about being a point guard or a solid ball handler is the ability to stay composed as you bring the ball up the court to setup your team’s offense. It’s not that simple to just pass around your teammates, especially if you are facing a suffocating defense. Once you get pressured,…

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