Author: Don Sicko

Former D1 Head Coach current Pro Scout. @CommishofBall

Charting Broken Plays – A Teaching Tool

A sneaky good way to further separate oneself from the pack is recognizing, understanding and appreciating the significant number of plays a game fall into the category of “broken plays” and then imparting this knowledge on to one’s players. Defining a broken play isn’t exactly easy and will vary somewhat Read More

Zavier Simpson

7 Under-Practiced or Never-Practiced Aspects of the Game 

In several articles over the years, we’ve touched on some topics that often slip through the proverbial cracks when it comes to planning practice time.   Today, we’ll feature seven of them: EURO-FOUL– Accidentally, intentionally fouling players to prevent run-outs off of turnovers.  The Europeans didn’t necessarily invent the tactic Read More

Player Efficiency Ratings(PER) – The “True Value” of a Player

Back in the prehistoric days of coaching basketball, most player evaluations were done by the eye test. One would have been hard pressed to find a coach who couldn’t rank his players 1-15 overall, or for that matter, in any specific phase of the game (defense, for instance) and they Read More