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January 20, 2015

Perfecting MEAC Tournament All About Details

Planning for the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference basketball tournament is a job that never ends. Organizers spend 52 weeks a year perfecting every last detail, and when one tournament is finished, another is waiting. Conference Commissioner Dennis...

January 20, 2015

From the Ground Up

How one Florida school brought football to campus with the help of its basketball team For years, Tony Medina wanted to start a football program at Faith Christian Academy, a K-12 school of 600 students in Orlando, Florida, that is affiliated with...

March 23, 2011

Mike Anderson’s Strategy When Leading By 3 With Less Than 10 Seconds To Play

I had the opportunity to sit down with then-Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson in February for the April Coach & Athletic Director cover story. During our conversation, he allowed me to record his thoughts on his strategy when le...

March 20, 2011

Continuous Offense: Secondary Fastbreaks Part V

Transition Into a Half-Court Zone Offense (Part V)Much has been written on how our basketball coaches use their primary and secondary fastbreaks to attack the various phases of transition defenses.The basic fact that emerges from all these concepts i...

February 18, 2011

2 More Plays To Create Mismatches

Editor’s Note: The first three plays that create mismatches appear in the March 2011 issue of Coach And Athletic Director."Toronto"DIAGRAM 10: "Toronto" (A). 1 dribbles into the set and receives a screen from 4. 5 pops out. 1 passes to 5. 1 mov...

January 27, 2011

Tom Crean, last-second play

Coaches, especially young ones, often don’t spend enough time game planning for specific situations. You need to be ready for anything when you are on the basketball court, which is an important lesson I learned from studying the likes of Morga...

December 30, 2010

Basketball – Jay Wright’s Wing & Pop

Editor’s Note: To see Jay Wright run through a drill he uses in practice for his 4-Out, 1-In Offense, see the video at the end of this article.Jay Wright, Villanova men¬ís head basketball coach, utilizes a 4-Out, 1-In Motion offensive scheme th...

December 16, 2010

Basketball – Getting Running Off The Opposition’s Missed Free Throws

In keeping with my coaching theory for controlling tempo and keeping constant pressure on the opposing defense, I devised a defensive free-throw alignment that would accomplish this.Our teams have had a lot of success with this foul-line formation ov...

November 18, 2010

Basketball – McCallie Transitions

Joanne McCallie, in her third season as the Duke womens basketball head coach, stresses that players understand and comprehend the basic movements to be successful in the transition game. McCallie constantly drills her players on how to move well in ...

November 4, 2010

1-2-2 Zone Defense

Changing your defenses during the course of a game can be very effective. I have found a 1-2-2 zone can be modified on the fly by making calls from the bench. It can also be adjusted to fit your personnel.The first step is to learn the basic rules of...

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