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LAW OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK
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BUILDERS AND WRECKERS
(Good for "Teamwork" discussion")


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


NBA FINISHING:
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THE BRICK
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UNBELIEVABLE NBA 3X STREETBALL DUNK IN BALBOA SPAIN


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SHOOTING DRILL FROM COACH GARY COLSON:
(Former Pepperdine, New Mexico, and Fresno State coach)

REBOUNDER---FEEDER---SHOOTER DRILL

Note: 75 shots off in 9 minutes per individual for whole team!

This simple drill requires three people to execute (with 2 balls), runs for nine minutes and can be used to emphasize an array of different skills. Passing, rebounding, footwork, shooting, post play and conditioning can each be emphasized within any 9 minute period.

The execution of the drill requires three players, a rebounder a passer and a shooter. The shooter will receive the ball from the passer and shoot, while the rebounder will clean up the glass and issue a crisp chest pass out to the passer. After sixty seconds the players rotate the shooter becoming the rebounder the passer becoming the shooter etc. Each player should take 3 minutes at each position within a nine-minute span.

In its most basic incarnation the shooter is practicing a catch and shoot scenario trying to get up as many shots as possible in a 60 second span. The drill can be amended however if the player wants to practice specific skills. Ultimately the drill allows the player to practice whatever shot or approach they want. At whatever pace they would like.

The drill can also be run to work on post play simply by moving the shooter in to the painted area. Coaches can ask players to practice specific moves like a power drop step, up and under, jump hook, etc. Or a coach can instruct a player to work on whatever his best move is i.e. the “go to move”.

Whether the shooter is positioned in or outside the paint, it is important to vary the side of the floor from which the player is working. Also, proper mechanics should be practiced through every phase of the exercise. Receiving the pass, setting ones feet and shooting the ball each have their own technique unique to the circumstances being simulated and so careful attention should be paid to these details.

For example, a shooter receiving a pass at the elbow is going to receive the ball in his chest or in the shooting pocket. He has a choice however of how to set his feet. The player can either catch then step in to the shot or he can practice the “hop”. This requires the shooter to have his feet both in the air when he receives the pass. Catching the ball, landing, then jumping to shoot in a hopping motion. In contrast, when a player simulating a post catch receives the ball, they should have at least one foot anchored in the paint, one arm holding off the defender, and one arm out as a target. Once the pass is received the post player can work on a variety of “face-up” or “back to the basket” moves.

During the drill the rebounder and the passer should be sure to make crisp passes, nothing lazy. The type of pass can be varied but it is important as coaches to not let your passer or rebounder relax during the exercise. It is simple enough to make the drill competitive by having players keep track of their scores. Also have your passer communicate with the shooter to let them know the ball is coming. Having separate groups compete for the highest shot total can help motivate each player to hold the other accountable.

Its important to remember that upping the pace from each position will always add an element of conditioning. Increasing the space between the passer and shooter will put more pressure on the passer to deliver the ball on the money.

NOTE: A player can get as many as “75 shots off in this 9 minute period”. We personally think this is one of the best shooting drills that has ever been devised.

 


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BASKETBALLS FLEX OFFENSE
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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


TEACHING POINT: The key to getting proper arch on the shot is the action of the shooting elbow. The elbow must raise upward on the shot prior to the release. Shooters with poor arch on the shot do not raise their elbow; instead the forearm moves forward on the shot without any raising of the elbow.


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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