Friday, November 22, 2013

LA Clippers Play

This a play the Clippers run to get Blake Griffin a post touch.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Shooting Drills

Great shooting Drill from the University of Washington

2 Ball Shooting Drill

Two shooters, one ball. We set score at 20 or 30 or 50 or…

The shooters alternate shots getting their own rebounds and passing to

We say that each catch must be beyond the arc. The shooter can shoot the 3, drive 1 dribble for 15-17 foot for 2 points, or drive to basket for a 1 point lay-up.

Winning team gets to stay together until someone knocks them off. If a team loses, they split up into new teams.

For a variaton you can add a third shooter and a second basketball.

You can play to different scores.

Or, you can play for a certain amount of time.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Florida Gator perimeter shooting drills

Here are 3 shooting drills that I found that Billy Donovan uses to improve his perimeter players.

These use 2 chairs and a coach.  This can be run as an individual or a team drill.

Friday, November 15, 2013

New Sideline OB play

This is great side line play if you have the lead and the team has to try and steal the ball.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My thoughts on the Kentucky and Michigan State game!

Kentucky is extremely talented but they are so young that they will struggle at times especially at the guard spots.  Their youth was especially evident on the little things like transition defense and guarding the pick and roll.  I thought the Harrison twins were not very good and their body language was horrible at times. 

Kentucky ran a ton of dribble drive in the first half and really struggled to get looks.  It was interesting that in the 2nd half they basically went to a back screen to get Randle a look on the block from a pass from the wing. They played through him the last 10 minutes of the game.

On Randle,  he is a man. He was devastating attacking on the block from either side but really tough when he can turn right shoulder towards the middle.  He will learn against good defense he can't pound the ball and stop the action. If he develops a Sikma post move from 10-15 feet watch out. 

Michigan State is Michigan State with 1 exception.  They are excellent on the defensive end and will execute on offense in the half court.  The big difference is how fast and how often they run and attack the basket.  Harris just made himself some money after that performance.  I can see them struggling to rebound when Payne is not in the game. 

Both teams will make the Final Four!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Great drill from Xavier

Great drill to work on individual moves.  You can do this with finishing at the rim and pull up jumpers.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

My 20 Predictions for the Upcoming College Basketball Season

My 20 Predictions for the 2013-2014 College basketball Season

20. The USC vs. UCLA game will have both teams score 85+ points.  The Dunk City vs. Alford’s boys.
19. Northwestern will not make the NCAA tourney, but there will be enough buzz and 1 big upset to get them 2 big recruits in the next year.
18. Dick Vitale will say linguini, rigatoni, and spaghetti when describing Rick Pitino and John Calipari. 

17. SLU will not make the NCAA tournament.  A10 is just average and so is SLU.

16. Fred Hoiberg will leave Iowa State and for the Minnesota T-Wolves job at the end of the season.

15.  Mizzou will make the NCAA tournament and get 2 more transfers to TRANSFER U!

14.  VCU and Wichita State will both be in the top 10 sometime this year.
13.  The Fighting Illini will make the  NCAA tourney and actual make it to the Sweet 16.  (I can only hope)

12.   Rick Barnes will be fired at Texas.  Calling Buzz Williams, Calling Buzz Williams!
11.   Kansas will win the Big 12 for the 50th straight year.  At least it seems that way!

10.   SLU will get picked for the new Big East.   You better start recruiting.
  9.   We will get about 3 million articles on this year’s draft class.  It will be compared to every draft class since 1970.  It will also show how bad this year’s class was.

  8.   At least 1 guy that everyone thought was coming out won’t.  Which leads everyone to use the phrase “College experience”.
  7.   The new rules will make the college game better. With scoring going up, Jay Bilas will have the “see I told you so face” on for the entire season.
 6.   A big game will be decided on a foul not being called like it was called earlier in the game and Jay Bilas’s head will explode.

  5.   Aaron Gordon of Arizona will have at least 4 plays that will make everyone go wow.  
  4.   The Final Four will be Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, and Arizona.

  3.   There will be zero chance Marshall Henderson doesn’t get in trouble again. This is too bad because I like the swagger he brings to a down program.
  2.   Kentucky will make the NCAA tourney final.

  1.   Kentucky will lose the final to Michigan State. Izzo puts his name up there with the best with winning 2 championships.



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Witchita State Double Team Drill

This is a great ball handling drill to help your players dealing with a double team and passing out of it.

Friday, November 1, 2013

11 Championship Killers

Here are 11 Championship Killers:
1.Entitlement: Players don’t feel they need to earn a championship. They think it will happen automatically based on tradition or last year’s success.
2.Arrogance: Similar to entitlement, players don’t think losing is even possible. They lack respect for their opponent and for the game itself.
3.Selfishness: Players think ‘me’ and not ‘we.’ They are more concerned with individual stats than with winning.
4.Complacency: Players think ‘good enough’ is good enough. It isn’t.
5.Lack of Confidence: Too much confidence (see #2) is a major problem. But so is a lack of confidence. You have to believe you can win it all.
6.Lack of Effort: This one better be obvious.
7.Lack of Trust: Players need to trust coaches. Coaches need to trust players. Lack of trust on either side will create dysfunction and dissention and cause the entire ball of yarn to unwind.
8.Lack of Conditioning: It is a long season. If players run out of gas mid-way through, they can’t finish the race!
9.Lack of Commitment: Winning a championship requires commitment on and off the court. Staying up late on your computer the night before a game or getting in academic trouble shows a severe lack of commitment.
10.Lack of Leadership: Coaches can’t be the only leaders on the team. Period.
11.Lack of Role Acceptance: Basketball is a team game. Every player on the team, from the leading scorer to the last player on the bench, has a specific role. To win a championship, every player on the team must know, accept and take pride in their role.

Quote of the day!

If you always do what you've always done, you will always be where you've always been!