My latest set, Weave Flare, incorporates two very popular actions that many teams are running right now: the weave dribble and the flare screen. The Golden State Warriors, among many other teams, run this weave action to get the defense moving and the ball switching sides of the court. They often follow one of the dribble hand offs (DHO) with a quick ball screen, as this set does. Finally, after a guard gets a DHO and a ball screen, the opposite wing receives a flare screen. There are lots…Continue
Added by Jeff Niemi on April 21, 2015 at 2:08pm — No Comments
Here's my latest quick hitter. It utilizes the zipper cut and then a screen the screener action. I like the set because it gives my best two shooters a good look and then lets my posts play hi/low if nothing is open. If a shot is attempted there is great rebounding position from both posts. Follow me @Coachjniemi. Enjoy.
Added by Jeff Niemi on April 20, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments
In today’s basketball game ball screen play is very important. Teams that optimally utilize ball screen play are often difficult to defend. Ball screen play is an attractive offensive option because it is challenging for the defense to guard properly. Teams that are patient and fluid in their ball screen play are able to take advantage of their defensive counterparts.
Ball screen play is only successful when it is used properly. Even though there are many examples of proper ball…Continue
Added by Mike Oppland on April 13, 2015 at 9:07am — No Comments
You learn something new everyday.
I take this old adage very literally and aim to write something down that I profoundly learned every single day of the year.
The things I learned originate from my daily experience on the practice floor or the weight room, from books or articles I read, or from just random conversations I had.
This post is my way of sharing what I have learned about…Continue
“Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.” Scottie Pippen
In order to play great defense on the perimeter, everyone has to be in proper helpside position. In many defenses, the defensive player who is guarding off the ball one pass away, is not going to be able to help when there is a drive to the basket. This responsibility will usually come from a defensive player who is two or three passes away.
1. See both…
Added by Mike Oppland on January 20, 2015 at 12:04pm — No Comments
What did we leave out? What would you love? What are kids asking for? Check out the link to the list:Continue
Added by Christopher Corbett on December 17, 2014 at 7:49am — No Comments
Shooting a basketball is a difficult skill to develop. Some people are seemingly born with an innate ability to shoot, but even the most efficient shooters have to hone their skills with consistent practice. Proper shooting mechanics are imperative to building muscle memory. Muscle memory means the more you shoot the ball a particular way, the more your muscles are going to remember the form. No matter if you shoot with proper technique or poor technique, your muscle memory will influence…Continue
Added by Mike Oppland on November 20, 2014 at 5:56am — No Comments
The last few weeks we've been using the slow motion camera on my Samsung Note 4 to analyze the shots of some of our players. You can see an example below.
Video is already an extremely useful tool for coaches but being able to pin point the flaws at a slower rate is really pretty cool. Additionally, kids also seem very open to having their shots…Continue
Rebounding and boxing out are not synonymous. Rebounding is merely the last step of the boxing out process. While you can rely on athleticism and strength to grab rebounds, boxing out takes discipline and great awareness. Here are the five steps to boxing out that should help you and your team become better defensive rebounders:
1. Find your man- A big problem I see with basketball at all levels is that players ball watch when the shot goes up. As soon as the shot goes…
Added by Mike Oppland on November 13, 2014 at 10:23am — No Comments
Hello basketball coaching nation! After many coaching seasons I have written a novel that fortunately has received great reviews in the sports fiction category on Amazon. It's called "Madness of March." I hope you enjoy it and would love your feedback.
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Added by Burt Golden on October 15, 2014 at 9:38pm — No Comments
I am the new Women's Head Coach at Camden County College in New Jersey.Continue
Rich Stoner is one of my friends and runs a highly successful basketball training program in New Jersey. Check out his job description and let any qualified people know:
Added by Christopher Corbett on September 30, 2014 at 3:50pm — No Comments
Just wanted to remind you and your staff to sign up for
Just wanted to remind you and your staff to sign up for Coach Kevin McGeehan’s Annual Coaches Clinic on Saturday October 18th. This year’s clinic will focus on Kevin McGeehan’s Princeton Style offense, The Spread Motion Attack. Learn how the Princeton Offense has evolved today utilizing Triangle Offense Movements and Dribble Drive Motion Principles. In McGeehan’s 1st season at the helm,…Continue
Added by Coach Drew on September 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
WE ARE BACK! The new and improved Xpert Coaching website is up and running. We have already added videos and our initial blog post for the new site. You can check out the new site here.
Added by Mike Oppland on August 18, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments
The City College of New York is currently accepting applications for a part-time Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach to help lead a competitive NCAA Division 3 program in the CUNY Athletic Conference. Responsibilities include on-floor coaching, scouting opponents and preparing scouting reports, and the recruitment of student athletes. Preference will be given to candidates with coaching and/or playing experience in the NYC area as well as the ability to recruit student-athletes in NYC and the…Continue
Added by James "Jamie" Angeli on August 9, 2014 at 9:34pm — No Comments
The TPG Sports Group Masters in Coaching Clinic staff has won at every level. They bring with them over 100 years of playing and coaching experience. The 2014 Clinicians feature NBA, NCAA and High School, coaches who…Continue
Added by Coach Ché Roth on August 3, 2014 at 9:46am — No Comments
"Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits." — Mike Krzyzewski
Have you ever heard of that phrase, "Practice makes perfect?" I am sure many people have, especially if you are an athlete. But can you really ever be perfect in anything you do? We are all human beings therefore we will make mistakes no matter what the situation. But in saying that, I do believe this saying digs…
Added by Mike Oppland on July 31, 2014 at 12:25am — No Comments
"When I played with Michael Jordan on the Olympic team, there was a huge gap between his ability and the ability of the other great players on that team. But what impressed me was that he was always the first one on the floor and the last one to leave." --Coach Steve Alford
Today I want to focus on an issue I believe very detrimental to one´s success not only on the basketball court but in all sports for that matter. I have heard many times…
Added by Mike Oppland on July 31, 2014 at 12:20am — No Comments
I love Vivek Ranadive, the owner of the Sacremento Kings. This self made billionaire, came to the U.S. with nothing and made his fortune. His first exposure to basketball came when he decided to coach his 5th grade daughter's basketball team,.....
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Added by Coach Raff on July 20, 2014 at 9:15am — No Comments
The TPG Sports Group Masters in Coaching Clinic staff has won at every level. They bring with them over 100 years of playing and coaching experience. The 2014 Clinicians feature NBA, NCAA and High School, coaches who are National Champions, Hall…Continue
Added by Coach Ché Roth on July 8, 2014 at 6:50am — No Comments