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FAMED SHOOTING INSTRUCTOR TOM NORDLAND HAS JUST RELEASED HIS LATEST DVD.

GREAT SHOOTING VIDEOS

A complete package of video information, demonstrations and coaching that can inspire and teach


Good Plays:Half Court Offense Kansas Secondary Play for 3 Point ShotWake Forest 1-3-1 Zone Play

Florida Baseline OB Play


 


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This Score More Hoops Series is a Unique Set Of EBooks On Basketball Shooting, Defense, Passing, Dribbling, Etc.
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TEN THINGS YOU CANNOT DO!!!


Read the great motivational stories:
LAW OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK
...A great illustration of "you are what you think you are." and the
BUILDERS AND WRECKERS
(Good for "Teamwork" discussion")


TEAMWORK is a great example of the:
POWER OF "WE"


FOR PLAYERS:
TIPS FOR BECOMING A BETTER PLAYER

GREAT VIDEOS/DVDs for how to play the Point Guard Position


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GREAT MOTIVATIONAL STORIES:

A DOG'S PURPOSE
1000 SATURDAYS
THE BRICK
THE WOODEN BOWL
HOW MUCH IS AN ICE CREAM SUNDAE?
THE GOLDEN EAGLE
THE POWER OF WE


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BASKETBALLSBEST WINNING TIPS FOR COACHING

SHOOTING


In an online shooting discussion, Zachary Boisvert made these excellent points:

"Try teaching shooting in word pictures. Sit with your staff and come up with12-15-20 terms pertaining to shooting and those are what your players should be hearing.

A couple of things about these word pictures:
1. Phrased in the positive, not negative ("hold your follow through" rather than "don't drop your hands")
2. Paint a picture (maybe it's saying "pose the follow through" instead of "hold your follow through"
3. Brevity is key (once the point about the importance of "posing" your follow through is made, simply saying "pose it" could be more effective than "pose the follow though". Why? It's quicker + you're not nagging, (you're not asking them to do it, you're reminding them of a standard theyre striving for).

The key is that these word pictures are consistent throughout your program. He's not hearing 1 thing from 1 coach, and hearing different things from the others. There are 10-15 phrases that you've settled on and that's what your guys are hearing."


UNBELIEVABLE NBA 3X3 STREETBALL DUNK IN BALBOA SPAIN

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QUOTE: "If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."....Book T. Washington



PRESENTING OUR EBOOK ON BASKETBALL'S MOST DIFFICULT OFFENSE TO GUARD:

BASKETBALLS FLEX OFFENSE
(183 Diagrams that clearly explain this hard to guard offense)
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BONUS: WHEN YOU BUY THE FLEX BOOK, YOU GET OUR "HOW TO RUN A BASKETBALL CAMP" FREE!


NORTH CAROLINA BACKDOOR PLAY

#1 brings ball down left side. Trailer #5 sets screen for #3 who cuts out to get the ball.
When the defender overplayed in an effort to prevent him from receiving, #3 backcuts for a pass from #1 and a lay-up. Very important for #2 and #4 to keep wide to "take away help."

 

SAINT MARY'S DRIVE PLAY FOR POST:


01 dribbles left as 05 sets screen on 04s defender. 01 passes to 04 who has drive opportunity. The footwork on this drive must be taught and practiced or traveling may result. However, it is worth the practice because scoring drives can result.


From "INSIDE GEORGE RAVELING'S HEAD "

LIFE'S SUCCESS FORMULA: Be the right person, in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing with the right people!

Expectations govern behaviors.

Everyday broaden your outlook...make better choices...think more strategically!

The language we use has a substantial effect on how we think and feel about an issue.

At the end of the day, the reality is that we are just tourists visiting mother Earth.

(Taken from George Raveling's basketball website:
www.coachgeorgeraveling.com For more of his wisdom:
GeorgeRaveling.htm


 


WHEN YOU HAVE TO HAVE A THREE


Ball begins in #2s hands. # 4 sets ball screen for #2 who fakes left, then drives right. On the drive, #4 turns
and sets screen for #1 to shoot 3. Keep this in mind....very few teams have a play after a baseline drive. Here, #2 drives the baseline, but it is a deliberate play.


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QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

* "You get what you tolerate!"



One of the most difficult jobs a coach has is to teach players how to defend aggressively but without fouling. Players often misunderstand when the coach tells them to avoid fouling; however, if they maintain proper defensive POSITION they can easily learn not to carelessly foul. Most of the time the team that wins has the fewest fouls.


(COACHING TIPS FROM DEL HARRIS)


OTHER HALF COURT PLAYS



Above play was used by PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
To tie a game with 3 seconds left on clock


INSIDE FEED FROM THE FLEX OFFENSE


1 advances ball to flex entry position. 4 cuts as if to receive the pass from 1 to initiate pass. Instead, he cuts away as shown and 1 skip passes to 3 who passes to 5 in the low post area. Of course, this option could be run from either side of the floor. If 4 was defended by a player in foul trouble for exampe, 1 would dribble to left entry position and after 5 cut up and back down, 1 would skip pass to 2 to feed to 4.

This is just one of many Flex options shown in the ebook, THE COMPLETE BOOK ON THE FLEX OFFENSE.



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GREAT QUOTES:

"Vision without execution is hallucination." - Thomas Edison

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - John F. Kennedy

* "If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life."....Isiah Thomas


Article: "THE WILL TO WIN IS NOT NEARLY AS IMPORTANT
AS THE WILL TO PREPARE TO WIN"

by Coach Ronn Wyckoff


UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN (IN NCAA TOURNAMENT)
#1 dribbles across midcourt and makes a pass to #3. #4 clears to left side as #5 steps toward the ball so his screen will not look obvious.#1 moves as if to set a ball-screen for #3, then changes direction
and cuts off #5 for pass from #3.

Notice that Wisconsin cleared everyone to the same side of the floor, which gave a great opening for #1s cut. MICHIGAN STATE SPECIAL FOR 4 MAN #1 passes to #5 and makes curved cut for screen for #4 who sets his man up
by taking a step out then cuts hard off *1s screen for pass from #5.


 


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"You get what you tolerate!" -- John Brady

"I discovered as a kid that the way to win was not to have a bunch of guys who could shoot 20-foot jump shots. What we'd do is get five average guys who could shoot lay-ups. Then we'd pass and win."....Magic Johnson


Also see:
Will to Win is Not as Important as the Will to Prepare to Win
Using Intentional Fouling Againt a Poor Free Throw Shooter
Basketball Shooting

"Basketball Shooting Off the Dribble Drills"
"A Great Post Isolation Play"
"How to Play Without a Point Guard"


"Defensive Special Situations"


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