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Basketball Statistics - Using Stats for Better Coaching & Player Development

When used properly basketball statistics and key metrics serve as powerful tool to help players and coaches improve.

Stats help you motivate players and get your team playing the right way.

The purpose of this page is to provide you with useful information about basketball stats and how you can use them to give your team a competitive edge.


What Stats Should Coaches Focus On?

As a coach you can't track and focus on everything. So you need to pick what's most important for your team. An uptempo pressing team might focus on deflections and turnovers. A half court defense and rebounding team might focus on defensive PPP and rebounding percentages.

Here are a few articles to help you choose the stats that will have the biggest impact on your team...

9 Stats That Every Serious Basketball Coach Should Track

What is Effective Field Goal Percentage? And Why YOU Should Use It

Tracking Your Defensive Statistics And Performance

Why Every Basketball Coach Should Look at Rebounding Percentages

Promote Great Teamwork by Tracking Gretsky's

Why Stats Can Be Deceiving?

Are You Tracking Your Teamís Turnover Differential? You Should Be.


List of Basketball Stats & Definitions

List of Basketball Stat Definitions & Abbreviations


Systems & Tools for Using Stats

Excellent Player Rating System and Motivational Tool

Breakthrough Stats - App for Tracking Stats on Your iPad

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