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USA Men's U16 National Team
2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship
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USA Men's U16 National Team
2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship
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USA 121 vs. ARG 49
USA Men's U16 National Team
2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship
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Ball Handling & Dribbling

  • Date:
    Oct 8, 2015

Here's a performance-level move that shows a player how to use change of pace to explode past a defender.

  • Date:
    Sep 10, 2015

Test yourself with this performance-level ball handling drill.

Footwork & Body Control

  • Date:
    Apr 15, 2016

When guarding an opponent who is advancing the ball up the court, do the following: pick-up, lead, and influence. Picking Up As the dribbler approaches, make sure that you are moving at the same speed and in the same general direction. If the dribbler is moving much faster than you, there is little...

If the jab moves the defender back, then take a shot. Otherwise, move to the basket. Here's how it's done.

Health and Safety

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein
  • Date:
    Jan 11, 2017

I love the English language and have always been fascinated by words. While I'm a basketball strength and conditioning coach by vocation, writing and public speaking are two of the mediums I use to disseminate my message of safe, purposeful, and innovative training techniques and concepts all over...

  • Date:
    Dec 14, 2016

If you've played basketball for any amount of time, this probably has happened to you. You're going up for a rebound. Or you're trying to steal a pass from the other team. Or your dribbling was disrupted by a defender. Whatever the case, the ball was deflected and awkwardly struck the tip of one of...

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein, CCS, CSCS
  • Date:
    May 18, 2016

In order to maximize potential on the court, it is imperative for basketball players to develop healthy eating habits. What a player eats determines their body fat levels as well as how much energy they have for intense workouts, practices and games. Dave Stagnita , the brilliant strength and...

Confidence

  • Author:
    Spencer Wood
  • Date:
    Dec 5, 2016

If you asked almost any middle school, high school, collegiate and professional coach to name the one basketball skill or character trait that is THE MOST important to the future success of a player, and most benefits the team that the player is on, many coaches (if not most) will tell you...

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein, CCS, CSCS
  • Date:
    May 31, 2016

In addition to always finding new exercises, drills, and training techniques, a good portion of my professional development is focused on leadership. I have dozens and dozens of books, have binders full of notes and handouts, and read several weekly blogs all focused on the topic of effective...

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein, CCS, CSCS
  • Date:
    May 4, 2016

Many teams across the country have completed their seasons. I've received hundreds of emails, Tweets, and Facebook messages asking me to outline the offseason and how much time they should take off before they resume training. So this is the first in a series of posts to help you plan your...

Passing & Receiving

  • Date:
    Sep 2, 2015

This drill focuses on four different types of passes that all post players are going to commonly see.

  • Author:
    By Joe Haefner
  • Date:
    Jun 8, 2010

In today's dribble drive world, players can often undervalue the effectiveness of the pass. If you are having problems with dribbling the ball too much, breaking pressure, or just need to improve overall team passing, here are two great drills that are sure to help! 3-on-3, No Dribble This is...

Off Court Training

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein, CCS, CSCS
  • Date:
    Mar 8, 2017

In order to be your best this summer, and again next preseason, you need some rest. Most players will be going hard with individual workouts, regional tournaments, summer league games, and elite camps. I know of several players who haven't slept in their bed at home for more than a dozen times the...

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein
  • Date:
    Jan 11, 2017

I love the English language and have always been fascinated by words. While I'm a basketball strength and conditioning coach by vocation, writing and public speaking are two of the mediums I use to disseminate my message of safe, purposeful, and innovative training techniques and concepts all over...

  • Date:
    Dec 14, 2016

If you've played basketball for any amount of time, this probably has happened to you. You're going up for a rebound. Or you're trying to steal a pass from the other team. Or your dribbling was disrupted by a defender. Whatever the case, the ball was deflected and awkwardly struck the tip of one of...

Rebounding

This performance-level drill helps players get comfortable with the differences between offensive and defensive rebounding.

The power forward plays a crucial role in the smooth operation of a basketball team. Power forwards must be excellent rebounders--and just as importantly, must be able to take care of the ball after securing it. Power forwards have to be able to hit open shots, since they typically aren't the focal...

Screening

When coming off a screen, you don't need to be in a rush to make a play. Here's how to handle the situation.

  • Author:
    Rick Torbett, Better Basketball
  • Date:
    Sep 15, 2015

Here are five steps that will train your players to spot some of the screening opportunities within the flow of your offense.   Step 1: Start with the basics If you have a post player, try this simple 5-on-0 drill. Place four players on the perimeter running though Pass & Cut. Tell your...

  • Date:
    Aug 20, 2015

Youth players aren't the only ones who need to run drills in practice to get better. Here's a look at USA Basketball Men's National Team assistant coach Monty Williams putting the likes of Chris Paul and LaMarcus Aldridge through a screen drill at the Men's National Team minicamp on Aug. 11.

Shooting

  • Author:
    By Tony Fryer
  • Date:
    Jan 13, 2017

Lots of players would like to be able to increase their shooting range and become a good 3-point shooter. We all know of examples of players, like Robert Horry , who are recruited to join teams mostly because of their ability to make 3-point shots. Big Shot Rob has seven--that's right, seven -- NBA...

  • Author:
    By Shelby Turcotte
  • Date:
    Dec 22, 2015

Most parents hang kids' school papers on the refrigerator, but mine were different. Our fridge had some awful looking off-white, lined paper that had corners missing and had less ink on it now than most new paper. It wasn't some A I got on a paper in school or a 100 percent on a spelling test, but...

Team Defense

  • Date:
    Apr 15, 2016

When guarding an opponent who is advancing the ball up the court, do the following: pick-up, lead, and influence. Picking Up As the dribbler approaches, make sure that you are moving at the same speed and in the same general direction. If the dribbler is moving much faster than you, there is little...

  • Author:
    By Jeff Haefner
  • Date:
    Feb 29, 2016

Coaches spend hours and hours orchestrating offenses while saying that defense is mostly hard work. Offense takes talent, goes the coaching saying, defense takes desire. It is true--more can be accomplished on defense with hard work over skill. But that is not to say that basketball coaches...

This drill starts with a 3-on-4 and helps build the communication between defenders.

Team Offense

  • Date:
    Oct 15, 2015

Post players on defense need to be quicker on their feet and use good angles in order to keep the ball from getting to the post. Pushing and shoving isn't the answer. This drill helps players defend the post smarter.

When coming off a screen, you don't need to be in a rush to make a play. Here's how to handle the situation.

  • Author:
    Rick Torbett
  • Date:
    Sep 17, 2015

Breaking down game film (especially in the offseason) is a great way to chart trends, find correctible errors, and generally understand your team on a more intimate level – there are just some things that you can’t accurately judge (or see for that matter) in the heat of the game....

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