Newsletter No. 31
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NEW Online Coaching Clinic With Rich Stoner
Learn how Rich Stoner took a high school varsity team that had 17 straight losing seasons and turned them into a state qualifier and contender year in and year out...

Video Icon Improving Defensive Quickness & Debunking The "Don't Cross Your Feet" Myth
This includes a video provided by Charles Stephenson who is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for North Carolina State. The drill is a resisted-band defensive shuffle (slide) which improves lateral quickness and...

NEW Drill - 1 on 2 Pressure Ballhandling
This drill forces the ball handler to beat two defenders. It improves ball handling and the ability to escape and beat the double-team...

Audio Symbol The Original Lebron James' Scoring Mentality
Here is an audio clip from the Post Player Development Book & Audio by Don Kelbick...

UPDATED Sample Practice For 7 to 10 Year Olds
I updated the warm up with some fun games to improve athleticism. Before, there was too much technical instruction. That's not the best way for this age group to learn.

3rd Annual Basketball Specific Strength & Conditioning Symposium
If you want to improve your athletes' athleticism and strength, be sure to take a look at this symposium hosted by Charles Stephenson of NC State. It will take place on Friday, May 21st and Saturday, May 22nd.

Some of the best athletic development and strength coaches in the country will be speaking. Speakers from Kentucky, Syracuse, Villanova, Portland Trailblazers, Washington Wizards, and more.


Does Stationary Ball Handling Waste Valuable Practice Time?

The Meaning of Success

Being A Good Teammate Like NCAA Champion Marvin Williams

Options on Preparing 12 Year Old For Middle School Ball

Advice To Young Players If They Have A Lousy Coach

Handling Substitutions With Assistant Coaches

Is It Best To Dribble The Ball Hard

How to Gain Confidence

Coaching Evaluation

Breaking the 3-1-1 (1-2-1-1) Half Court Trap


End Of Game Strategy Thoughts - SEC Final - Kentucky vs. Miss. St

As I watched the end of the Kentucky Mississippi State SEC Final game, my mind was flooded with thoughts. Not the least of which is how, in sports, we play the results rather than the action. We look at the outcome and the process in which we have arrived at that outcome becomes an absolute. There is no room for other opinions and certainly no consideration for..