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 88 – New Double Ball Screen Play, Why You Should Use Effective Field Goal Percentage, Positive Coaching, and More

By Joe Haefner

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NEW Kansas Handoff Double Ball Screen Play
Are you looking for a new play that features backdoor cuts, dribble handoffs, double picks, dribble penetration, stagger screens, and three-point shots? If so, then you have come to the right place…

What is Effective Field Goal Percentage? And Why YOU Should Use It
Effective Field Goal Percentage is a measurement of how successful your team is from the field. This metric provides a more complete picture of the game situation than standard field goal percentages because three point shots are…

New Section On Website: Positive Impact Coaching
As a basketball coach, we believe the most important thing is for you to make a positive impact on your players lives! Why else would you coach basketball? We believe this is the most important thing and should be your number one priority…

Host A Breakthrough Camp and Raise Money For Your Program!
If you would like to raise money for your program, you can host a Breakthrough Basketball camp. You simply reserve the gym and help promote the camp in the area and we bring a director in to run the camp…

 

Newsletter 87 – New Multi-Option Box Play, New Stats Tutorial Videos, and New Rebounding Drill

By Joe Haefner

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NEW Multi-Option Box Play Versus Man To Man Defense
This box play is best utilized in the half court against man-to-man defense. This play takes a while to develop so using it when there isn’t much time left on the game/shot clock is risky. If the play is run correctly, you should get an open shot in the post area or an open three point show for your best shooter…

NEW Rebounding Drill – Last Man Standing
The Last Man Standing drill is designed to teach your players the importance of rebounding by creating a need to fight for all missed shots…

Video Tutorials For Breakthrough Stats App
Check out the video tutorials for the Breakthrough Stats App. They will show how to get started, input stats, create reports, and much more…

Breakthrough Stats App For iPad
In addition to your typical stats, collect advanced stats and reports that will give you an instant edge over your competition’s stat collecting programs…

 

Newsletter 86 – 3 Options For The Illinois Secondary Break, 4 Unique Strategies To Beat Your Competition, and Dribble Knockout Drill

By Joe Haefner

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3 Options For The Illinois Secondary Break
Second-year Illinois Head Men’s Basketball Coach John Groce introduced three simple – yet highly effective – secondary break options at a coach’s clinic in Las Vegas this past Summer. Prior to his current job at Illinois, Groce took unheralded Ohio University to the Sweet 16 in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, defeating powerhouses…

Getting Ready for Season – 4 Unique Strategies that Will Give You Laser Focus on Beating the Competition
Getting ready and planning before your season starts is an important step to success… This article will give you a unique and possibly a better perspective on how to win this season. But you must plan ahead…

“Dribble Knockout” – A Fun Skill Building Variation of the Classic Game
This is a fun game that will improve ballhandling, shooting, finishing, and conditioning. We simply take the classic game of “knockout” and add some dribbling variations to turn it into a better skill builder…

 

Newsletter 85 – Does Your Defense Match Your Purpose? A Look at Defensive Alignments, 3 Simple and FUN Youth Basketball Drills, and More

By Joe Haefner

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Does Your Defense Match Your Purpose? A Look at Defensive Alignments
During the summer and fall, many coaches are in the process of planning for next season. You may also be tinkering with your defensive schemes. Many coaches throw numbers around for our defensive sets: 1-2-1-1, 2-3, 2-2-1, etc.

3 Simple and FUN Youth Basketball Drills
Here are 3 really simple youth basketball drills that are TONS of fun and excellent for developing young players. We use these drills all the time…

Newsletter 84 – New Play For Zone Defenses, CPR Certification, 7 FUN Ways for Parents to Practice and “Sneak In” Basketball Skills with their Kids, and More

By Joe Haefner

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New Play For Zone Defenses – Create an Easy Look and Gain Momentum with a Backside Lob
A lob play is a great way to catch your opponent off guard and set up scoring opportunities for your most athletic players. By utilizing solid back screens, misdirection, and a talented passer, your team can create open looks at the rim. The following play is most effective against 2-3 and 1-2-2 zone defenses…

CPR Certification: A Necessity for Every Coach
As a coach, you are aware of every situation on the court. You spend a great deal of time working on your strengths, but you take even more time preparing for the worst and limiting the effect it will have on your team. The worst thing that can happen, however, doesn’t take place during the game and it is something that not all coaches are prepared for…

7 FUN Ways for Parents to Practice and “Sneak In” Basketball Skills with their Kids
As a parent, you clearly want your child to be successful and you probably would like them to practice their skills. One of the best things you can do as a parent is to sneak in the fundamentals and keep it fun for youth players….

 

Newsletter 83 – 9 Stats That Every Serious Basketball Coach Should Track, 5 Post Play Drills, and More

By Joe Haefner

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9 Stats That Every Serious Basketball Coach Should Track
I’m a big believer that you should track what is important. As a basketball coach, you can’t track everything — so you pick what you believe are the most important stats and focus on them. Here’s what we believe are the most important basketball statistics for a coach…

Improve Your Post Player’s Touch Around The Basket With These 5 Drills
Great post players like Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, and Kevin Love have developed great touch around the basket. They can make a move to the rim with contact and put the ball softly off the backboard for…

Breakthrough Stats – Track Live Basketball Statistics, Scores and Shot Charts on Your iPad
Track LIVE GAME stats and shot charts for a single player, entire team, or multiple teams. Track as little or as much as you want – instantly calculate up to 65 basketball statistics that would take hours without automation — points in paint, lay up %, EFG%, bad passes, and more…

 

Newsletter 78 – The Champions Shooting Drill and How To Get Players To Compete During Workouts, Ball Handling Tips, Youth Basketball Camps, Shooting Camps, and more

By Joe Haefner

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How To Get Players To Compete During Workouts and The Champions Shooting Drill
You can have players play situational 1 on 1, 2 on 2, or 3 on 3. You could also have players compete as teams against each other. What do you do when you only have one player?

Don’t Be This Guy – The Dribbler (And Tips For Being A Better Ball Handler)
Learn what it takes to be a good ball handler that will earn you more playing time on your team.

Fall Shooting Camps: Discount Ends August 31st
Jackson, Mississippi – Sept 21-22
Des Moines, Iowa – October 5-6

Past Articles
3 Competitive Dribble Penetration Shooting Drills
How Pearson’s Law and Stats Help Win You More Games!
Sean Miller’s Way to Attack the 1-3-1 Zone Defense

 

Newsletter 70 – 10 Shooting Tips, 3 New Last-Second Plays, Improve Game Play With The 50 Point Scrimmage Drill, and More

By Joe Haefner

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Beat Zone Defenses With This Simple Tip
Use this simple, yet very effective tip to help your team beat zone defenses…

Video Icon 10 Shooting Tips From The Legendary Dave Hopla
This is a video of the legendary Dave Hopla talking about shooting. You will find 10 tips to improve your shooting that he mentions in the video.

Improve Game Play With The 50-Point Scrimmage Drill
The goal of this drill is to teach your players how to control the tempo, make good passes, read the defense, make good cuts, finish your shots and REBOUNDING….. along with playing good fundamental defense…

New Last-Second Plays From the 1-4 Low Set
Here are three last-second quick hitters that you can use with the 1-4 low set…