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How Coaches Undermine Mental Toughness

A victim's mentality is poison to winning. Why? Because victims, by definition, are acted upon and are not proactive. Victims are not the masters of their fate.

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Teaching the Read and React Offense

Teaching the Read and React Offense

Start with the Elemental Offense, then build it into a full-blown Read and React offense in just a few practices.

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Basketballogy’s Full Stop Defense (Part 1)

Playing tough defense without grabbing the rebound is like chewing up your favorite meal without swallowing any of it. You have to get the rebound to get the full stop. Also, learn to paint your opponent. Painting your opponent sets priorities which allow a defense to make better decisions.

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They did it to themselves

Everyone is saying the Lakers’ offense is fine and it is their defense that is broken, but that’s not quite true.

15% of the Jazz offense was 3-pointers, 41% of the Lakers offense was 3-pointers… so it is NO WONDER the Jazz were able to outscore the Lakers 19 to 4 on fast breaks points.

The Lakers offense is actually hurting their defense.

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Announcing Basketballogy Forums: A meeting place for coaches

I have just hired a professional firm that does online forums as their core business to begin the process of setting up Basketballogy Forums: a meeting place for coaches. The forums should come up sometime on Friday, December 7, 2012, so stop on by, sign up and let’s talk!

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RRO Zone Play: Screen Away Pick and Roll

After numerous requests over a long period of time for more animated illustrations, I finally got around to doing one. This animated play illustrates a very effective way to attack a zone.

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Zone Defenses: Evolve or Die

The problem isn’t that zone defenses fail to teach young players proper defense, the problem is too many coaches fail to teach proper defense when teaching zones.

Don’t shoot the message, shoot the messenger.

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The importance of creating shots off of cuts

A closer look at the game between USA and Lithuania in the 2012 London Olympics reveals helpful data for coaches looking to improve their half court offense against a zone defense.

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The Elements of Offense: How to actualize a good half court offense

What do good offenses such as the Princeton Offense and the Read and Read Offense have in common? And what does a half court offense do — and not do — for your team?

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Your shot chart is lying to you (and what to do about it)

Observing shot creation and location can transform your understanding and analysis of any basketball game, making you a more effective coach, more valuable player, and a more informed fan of the game.

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Unattended Cutters: a Basketballogy Exclusive

Unattended cutters are an unheralded way to attack zone defenses. Let data from MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics conference, and the 2012 NBA Finals and 2012 London Olympics show you how to give your offense another weapon against the zone.

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The Read and React Offense: Beating a Zone with Layer 1

Use Layer 1 concepts to create unattended cutters against a zone defense.

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The greed of the NBA lockout is still evident in USA Basketball controversy

Being on the Olympic team, like being on the NBA All-star team, gives a player fantastic clout in fans’ eyes, resulting in increased ticket sales, TV viewership, advertising revenue, endorsements, sneakers sales, jerseys, etc.

In other words, NBA players ARE being paid for being on the national team!

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