Newsletter 93 – New Speed Ladder Dribbling Series, Developing A Hardworking Team, Sports Psychology, Basketball Camps, and More

By Joe Haefner

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New Video – Speed Ladder Dribbling Series
The following ladder dribbling drills are great for warming up and they are a fun way to develop your feel for the basketball. These drills force the player to control their dribble as they go through the ladder…

3 Simple Principles For Sports Psychology and Children
Preparing a child mentally for sports is just as important as the focus on developing their skills. Applying a few simple principles during your time as a coach or mentor will help make their enjoyment of the game of basketball a success now and in the future…

Day 2 – Developing a “Hard Working” Team – From Jeff Haefner’s Coaching Blog
After our first practice, it’s clear that players don’t understand what “hard working” means. I think many of them are trying. But they don’t know what it takes yet. So here’s what I did on our second day of practice and a possible idea on how you can develop “hard working” players…

Newsletter 92 – Passing and Decision Making Drill, High School Practice Plans, Basketball Camps And More

By Joe Haefner

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Passing and Decision Making Drill – No Dribble 3 on 2 (Continuous)
This is one of my favorite passing drills because it improves decision making and greatly cuts down on “bad passes”. Unlike many passing drills, this drill is very game-like. The distance, angle, and situation for each pass is constantly changing (just like a real…

Day 1 – Practice Plan & Drills (Sophomores 2013/14) – From Jeff Haefner’s Coaching Blog
As our team agreed on during our pre-season player meeting, we will be focusing on the following this season…

Win the Interview: 6 Tips for Athletes Handling Media Attention
In today’s world, the media is everywhere. With recruiting sites, local newspapers and national media outlets, basketball players are being targeted at a very early age. Once a player achieves a little notoriety, it is not out of the question that he or she will become the focus of…

1 on 1 Ball Tough Drill With Chris Oliver
This is a great drill that emphasizes ball rips and strong pivots to create space from the defense. As a result, players will get stronger with the ball and turnovers will be reduced…

 

Newsletter 91 – Are You Tracking Your Team’s Turnover Differential? – 6 Ways to Maximize Your Influence, Improve Your Program, and Give Back to Others – 3 Indian Inbounds Plays – Inbounding the Ball Against Pressure – And More

By Joe Haefner

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Are You Tracking Your Team’s Turnover Differential? You Should Be.
The only way to win a game of basketball is by putting the ball through the hoop more than the other team. And one of the best ways of ensuring that this happens is by getting more cracks at…

6 Ways to Maximize Your Influence, Improve Your Program, and Give Back to Others
Here are 6 suggestions that will help you improve your program, maximize your influence, and make a positive impact on your players’ lives…

3 Indian Inbounds Plays – Inbounding the Ball Against Pressure
The following plays allow you to get the ball inbounds against full court pressure. When executed properly, it literally works every time! We have never had trouble getting the ball inbounds when running this…

Newsletter 90 – 3 Lay Up Drills, 10 Golden Rules You Should Apply To Your Drills, and Analyzing Games Objectively

By Joe Haefner

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NEW Video – 3 Lay Up Shooting Progressions
The following progressions are perfect for teaching the fundamentals of finishing a lay up. They are ideal for beginner players but also work well as a refresher course for older, more advanced players…

10 Golden Rules You Should Apply to Your Basketball Drills
These are things that almost all coaches should be doing. Do you follow all these rules?

New Article From Jeff Haefner’s New Coaching Blog – Cutting Down Turnovers, Improving Defense, and Objectively Analyzing Your Game Results
After the game I felt like we lost the rebounding battle and that our offensive execution was really bad. However after compiling the stats and looking at some game film, I realized I was off base! Based on the numbers and reviewing game film, it’s clear that…