When the ball-handler retreats in his/her dribble- it's almost a natural reflex for the defender to relax and come out of their stance, which is when the player with the ball attacks.It's also a great move for the offensive player to scope what's going on behind his defender and base the next move off their … Continue reading Move of the Week: Retreat Dribble
Dick Bennett -- who is best known around these parts as the creator of the "Pack Line" defense (and as Tony Bennett's father) -- has a simple four-step checklist for defense that I believe every coach would benefit from adopting. As follows: 1. Get Back and Stop the Basketball As we chat about all the … Continue reading 4 Steps for Great Team Defense from Coach Dick Bennett
Someone sent me this pic of me coaching my son this weekend and It prompted me to share a thought about criticism and feedback- clearly my 8-year old has got it down ...
Five Spot Shooting is one of the best all around shooting workouts developing players can utilize. In fact, if there's ONE workout you ever use to become a good shooter- this would be it!Five Spot Shooting is a progressive workout that covers every aspect of shooting from every spot on the court. It's extremely thorough … Continue reading Five Spot Basketball Shooting Workout
Yesterday I read an interesting article by a man who says young players shouldn't watch the NBA. And he backs this up with many solid points: The NBA is chock-full of: Poor sportsmanship Yelling at referees Technical fouls and ejections And it's not great for our young, impressionable youth to see these things on a nightly … Continue reading Why Young Basketball Players Should NOT Watch the NBA
Yeah I get it. When it comes to basketball we all want our child to be the highest jumper, the quickest and best athlete on the floor. After all, if our kids are going to make their middle-school team, that AAU select team, or start on Varsity at the local high school- they gotta be the best...right?