Category Archive for: ‘Coaching’

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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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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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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Teaching the Read and React Offense: The Basketballogy Method (part 5 of 5)

Note: this is the 5th article in a 5-part series: Part 1: The RGB of the Read and React Offense …

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Passing and the Read and React Offense (RGB part 4 of 5)

No matter how strong each of your 5 fingers are, they will never be able to make as powerful an impact individually as a slap, as they will together as one fist.

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Dribbling and the Read and React Offense (RGB part 3 of 5)

Ninety percent of the time you play the game of basketball, you don’t even have the ball! And you want to know a secret? Championship basketball is in the 90%.

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The RGB of the Read and React Offense (part 1 of 5)

Just as everything we see on a computer screen is a blend of RGB, red, green and blue, likewise, everything that happens in half court offense is a matter of how a team uses spacing, player movement and ball movement.

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Read and react passing before dribbling

A day ago I took the trouble to type out my unconventional approach to implementing read and react… but I …

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