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Tracking basketball statistics can help coaches in many ways. Most importantly, it gives you hard data to back up your claims. Instead of simply telling your team “we didn’t fight hard enough on the boards” after the game, you’ll be able to go to your team with real statistics that confirm your comments. Example: “They pulled down 38 rebounds […]

The post The 5 Best Basketball Stats Apps on the Market (Full Reviews) appeared first on Basketball For Coaches.

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A high basketball IQ is the most important trait a player can possess.

Like a Grandmaster in chess, it’s the players who are able to think 3 or 4 moves ahead of the other players on the floor who excel and separate themselves from the competition.

Which is why improving basketball intelligence is a requirement for any player who has intentions of stepping on the floor to compete in the best leagues around the world.

The post How to Develop a High Basketball IQ (and 14 Examples) appeared first on Basketball For Coaches.

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Playing 3-on-3 is a great way to learn HOW to play basketball.

To help give your team the best chance to succeed, I’m going to show you five 3-on-3 basketball plays that you can take to the court and use to help your team get wide open shots and layups.

The post 3-on-3 Basketball Plays to Score Easy Points (5 Plays) appeared first on Basketball For Coaches.

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There are several obvious reasons why youth basketball players miss a large percentage of the layups they attempt: (a) Lack of experience / practice (b) Lack of strength (c) Poor technique All of these are important to acknowledge, but that’s not what we’re going to talk about today. Here’s the “frustrating” topic we’ll be trying to fix. Why players miss layups […]

The post Why Players Miss So Many Layups (And How to Fix It) appeared first on Basketball For Coaches.

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The Mikan Drill is one of the most important individual basketball drills a player can use.

It will improve touch, technique, and finishing around the rim.

Which are all very important for players who want to score when they attack the hoop from the perimeter or catch the ball inside a crowded key.

The post The Mikan Drill – How it Works and 8 Important Variations appeared first on Basketball For Coaches.

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You know how all successful coaches talk about the importance of developing close relationships with the players on your team?

Well, they never tell you HOW to do that.

That's what this blog post is about.

I'll share 17 strategies you can use to improve player-coach relationships.

The post How to Develop Strong Player-Coach Relationships (17 Strategies) appeared first on Basketball For Coaches.

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Are you a young man or woman looking to get into the world of basketball coaching?

If that does sound like you, there's nothing better than getting advice from those who have already done what you're trying to achieve.

In this post, Coach Craig Doty will be sharing 23 tips he's learned on his journey to becoming the head coach at Emporia State University.

The post The Best Advice For Young Basketball Coaches (23 Tips) appeared first on Basketball For Coaches.

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Well, we've got our 2019 NCAA National Champions... For the men - Virginia Cavaliers! Who took home the title winning 85 - 77 in a thrilling OT game. For the women - Baylor Bears! Another great game with Baylor sneaking by with an 82 - 81 victory. If you’re only my email list (and you should be), you’ll see that […]

The post 9 Important Coaching Lessons from March Madness (2019) appeared first on Basketball For Coaches.

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The shooting guard could be the most famous position in basketball.

It’s a position that has been filled by many legendary basketball players including the greatest player of all time (MJ) and The Mamba (Kobe).

And it’s well known as a “scoring” position.

The player in this role is expected to knock down three-point shots, have the ability to pull up from midrange if necessary, and also be able to drive to the hoop and score.

The post How to Score 27+ PPG as a Shooting Guard (11 Secrets) appeared first on Basketball For Coaches.

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There are few things more enjoyable than watching a well-executed motion offense. The basketball zips quickly around the perimeter, players are constantly cutting and screening for each other, and the team always seems to find a wide open shot. It’s beautiful basketball. But an offense like this doesn’t ‘just happen’... Especially if your method is simply finding 7 better-than-average […]

The post 7 Keys to a Successful Motion Offense in Basketball appeared first on Basketball For Coaches.

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