One of the best motion offense drills that you will find (even during games)

By Joe Haefner

One of the best motion offense drills that you will find (even during games)

This competitive motion offense drill teaches your players how to attack & come off screens, how to cut & move to get open, and how to make good decisions and take good shots. They also learn how to create shots for others, how and when to set screens on and off the ball, how to create space, when to clear out, and how to recognize “Gretzky” opportunities where an extra pass is needed. As you will read below with the “Get” series, it’s also a great tool to use during games…

Steph Curry & Fear-Driven Early Sport Specialization

By Joe Haefner

Steph Curry & Fear-Driven Early Sport Specialization

Check out this article to learn about what Steph Curry did and some myths about early specialization…

How To Quickly Become Competitive and Save Your Season (With 8 Drill Videos)

By Joe Haefner

How To Quickly Become Competitive and Save Your Season (With 8 Drill Videos)

I really believe the tips and advice offered in this article can save your season. You can even end your season with parents giving you high fives after the last tournament. How do I know? It happened to me. Now, let me explain why I’m writing this article. I just received an email from a…

How I Beat Trapping Defenses (With New Drills)

By Joe Haefner

How I Beat Trapping Defenses (With New Drills)

These two drill variations will help you beat trapping defenses. I really like to use this drill because it forces your players to practice passing out of traps. In practice, I found that my guards knew the trap was coming. So they…

Do Zone Defenses Better Prepare You For Playoff Basketball?

By Joe Haefner

Do Zone Defenses Better Prepare You For Playoff Basketball?

Forty year college & high school coaching veteran Will Rey explains how zone defenses can help prepare you for playoff basketball.

Steal More Skip Passes With This 1-3-1 Zone Defense Tip (This Can Work For Other Zone Defenses Too)

By Joe Haefner

Steal More Skip Passes With This 1-3-1 Zone Defense Tip (This Can Work For Other Zone Defenses Too)

Here is a tip that will help you get more steals on the skip pass with your 1-3-1 zone defense. In fact, you can use this tip with other zone defenses too. That’s because when the ball is in the corner, zone defense alignments are very similar for…

How I Created Unselfish Passing Machines With My Youth Team

By Joe Haefner

How I Created Unselfish Passing Machines With My Youth Team

In the summer of 2009, I was asked to help coach some games for a 3rd grade boys’ team. We didn’t have any practices. It was just a fun way for the boys to gain experience. I immediately noticed one terrible habit. There was practically no passing and…

New Motion Offense Drill: Developing Skills & Teaching Cuts and Screens (And 3 Rules For Motion Offense)

By Joe Haefner

New Motion Offense Drill: Developing Skills & Teaching Cuts and Screens (And 3 Rules For Motion Offense)

This drill will help your players identify scoring opportunities, work on skills necessary to effectively run a motion offense, and get warmed up at the start of a practice. In addition to working on skill-building, this drill will help develop your players’ IQ and quickly adjust to…

How I Stopped Dealing With Parents

By Joe Haefner

How I Stopped Dealing With Parents

For the past 14 years I have began every basketball season by conducting a parent meeting. Every one of those meetings had one goal…

A Challenging Defensive Drill To Improve Communication and Rotation – 4 on 4 With Baseline Drivers

By Joe Haefner

A Challenging Defensive Drill To Improve Communication and Rotation – 4 on 4 With Baseline Drivers

This is another great defensive drill that works on scrambling, communicating, helping on defense, and…