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  • Date:
    Mar 27, 2015

This week’s focus is on the power forward, and so our question for the USA Basketball Coaches Network is:   What are some traits of a successful power forward, and how can you best utilize this player in your game plan?   Don Showalter, head coach, Iowa City High School (Iowa) Power...

Time to think about the frontcourt, as this week’s focus is on the small forward. This week’s question for the USA Basketball Coaches Network: What are some traits of a successful small forward, and how can you best utilize this player in your game plan?   Sue Phillips, head coach,...

This week's focus on the site is the shooting guard. A good shooting guard is capable of taking over a game -- but it's important to remember that basketball is a team sport. The coach must find the proper balance between leaning on the shooter and keeping the rest of the team fully invested....

With this week’s USAB.com focus on the point guard position, our question for the USA Basketball Coaches Network was simple: What are the most important characteristics of a good point guard, and what do you look for the most when it comes to that position?   Sue Phillips, head coach,...

With the growth in popularity of organized 3x3 basketball around the world, it’s no longer just a pick-up game. Furthermore, the skills that can be taught and promoted via 3x3 can just as easily carry over to the full-court, 5x5 game. Some of the coaches who are part of the USA Basketball...

As 3x3 basketball continues to grow in popularity around the world, USA Basketball has been building momentum in the 3x3 space as well. Check out some of the players who have made their mark on 3x3 representing the United States.

Novice coaches might think they can just bring a team together for practice and wing it, but that won’t be very helpful for young athletes looking for structure and direction. So we asked the USA Basketball Coaches Network: How much time do you typically spend on planning and organizing each...

  • Date:
    Jan 30, 2015

USA Basketball coaches know what it's like to coach a team that is loaded with talent. Having to coach a team of players who are all used to being the best and the go-to player on their teams can be a good problem to have. Still, there are challenges -- managing egos, developing chemistry and a...

  • Date:
    Jan 23, 2015

Welcome to the first installment of the USA Basketball Coaches Network. Some of the best basketball coaches in the country have worked with USA Basketball over the years, and many of them have agreed to join us here at USAB.com to offer insights and share experiences that can help young players and...

Entering her 12 th  season as the girls basketball head coach at Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh , Dori Oldaker also is a veteran USA Basketball coach. Most recently, she led the U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team to a gold medal in the 3x3 competition at the 2014 Youth...