Newsletter 81 – Improve Rebounding by Adding ONE Simple Rule to Your Offense, Out Of Bounds Play With Back Screens, Preseason Planning Tips, and More

By Joe Haefner

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Improve Rebounding by Adding ONE Simple Rule to Your Offense
Last season our freshman team had a total offensive rebounding percentage of 38.6% compared to our opponents 25.2%. We had a significant rebounding advantage in almost every game. I believe this rule and our enforcement of this rule had a lot to do with our advantage in this area…

New Out of Bounds Play Using Back Screens
When teams defend out of bounds plays underneath the basket they are focused on staying between their man and the ball. Often they are so focused on that principle that they can lose sight of screens…

Host a Breakthrough Camp at Your School or in Your Hometown
If you can get us into a gym in your area, please fill out the form below and we’ll try to bring a Breakthrough Basketball Camp to you. We offer youth camps, middle school camps, high school camps, weekend camps, week-day camps, and more…

Newsletter 80 – New Competitive Dribbling Drill With 12 Variations, New Mario Chalmers Play, and more

By Joe Haefner

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Competitive Cone Touch Dribbling Drill with 12 Variations – Fun for All Ages
Fun and competitive skill building drill for all age levels (youth to high school). Can be used as a dribbling drill, warm up, and/or fun skill building activity. The drill requires players to dribble with their head up, change direction, and move at fast speeds. There are dozens of variations…

New Play: Mario Chalmers’ Game Saving Shot Extended
If you are a Memphis Tigers fan, I apologize for bringing up a bad memory. If you are a college basketball fan, there is a good chance you remember Mario Chalmers′ three-point shot to send the 2008 NCAA Championship into overtime. That play was run…

Director of Breakthrough Youth Camps Earns More Elite Coaching Accolades (Includes Winning Elite International Tournament)
Coach Jim Huber, Lead director of the NEW Breakthrough Youth Camps and the creator of the The Ultimate Resource for Man to Man Defense, had quite a summer.First, he had a successful summer with…

Newsletter 79 – New Multi-Purpose Drill, Practice Time-Saver For Inbounds Plays, Hosting Camps and More

By Joe Haefner

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Multi-Purpose Basketball Drill: 3 Man Weave, Passing, Shooting, and Close-Out Drill
One time-tested drill that basketball players and coaches love to run is the three-man weave. This effective variation teaches footwork, conditioning, passing, closeouts…

Save Time in Practice by Adjusting Your Inbounds Plays to Work Against Zone
I’m not a big fan of running lots of set plays. I think they take way too much practice time to teach and our time is better spent on defense, motion offense, fundamentals, and player development. With that said, we do spend some time on inbounds plays because they have such a big pay off…

Host a Breakthrough Camp at Your School or in Your Hometown
If you can get us into a gym in your area, please fill out the form below and we’ll try to bring a Breakthrough Basketball Camp to you. We offer youth camps, middle school camps, high school camps, weekend camps, week-day camps, and more….

Past Articles
How To Get Players To Compete During Workouts
Don’t Be This Guy – The Dribbler (And Tips For Being A Better Ball Handler)
3 Competitive Dribble Penetration Shooting Drills
How To Develop Players That Can Finish At The Basket