Just a couple of days ago, I had the fortune of watching Coach TJ Rosene’s first practice for the 2016-2017 season. Coach Rosene is the head men’s coach of the

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What I Learned This Summer : Whose Turn Is It?

In my previous post, I pointed out that I had the pleasure and opportunity to work with 20+ teams and their coaching staffs this past summer.  These teams ranged from

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What I Learned This Summer : You Are Not Alone

This past summer I had the pleasure and opportunity to work with 20+ teams and their coaching staffs. These teams ranged from youth teams to college teams from a single

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The post principle that was talked about in the post called “Real Estate with Players in the Post” and is part of Read & React Layer 6: Post Screens states

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Real Estate With Players In the Post

In the last 3-­part post called “Intelligent Drives : Training Dribble Penetration,” we discussed what “Real Estate” is, Reading “Real Estate”, and two ways to create “Real Estate”. But what if you have a player in the post, do you lose the opportunity to create and use “Real Estate”? The answer is no you do not, but you do have to veer away from traditional post player thinking.

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  A clever ball handler that wants to drive to the basket can create “Real Estate” for themselves by simply Dribbling-At a teammate.  The teammate cutting to the basket, creates

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When your players move the ball, cut, and move their defenders and have good spacing, you are going to create open space where you can train your ball-handlers to drive

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Intelligent Drives : Training Dribble Penetration : Intro

As a coach, I have experienced frustration many times when a player drives to the basket at the most inappropriate time, drives at the correct time only to drive in

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  The last drill we will discuss and diagram in this series to help all players without the ball to learn the reaction habits they need, is called the “Click-Click-Boom”

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5 Defensive Tactics

Earlier this month we attended the PGC/Glazier clinic in Chicago and Sam Allen elaborated on this topic. 1. Team Symmetry Defense starts when the ball is shot (our team shoots)

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