Coaching Frosh Basketball – Week 4

I just finished watching the UConn women play against Baylor. Unintentionally, our basic offense is similar to UConn’s. We look for pick-and-rolls a little more, and dribble hand-offs a little less, and we try to go to the low block a little more, but it is probably the closest example that I have seen this year thus far. I found this nugget, and I like his cue about the half-court circle. I plan to use that this week. The primary reason that I went to a two-guard front is to eliminate over-dribbling at the top. So far, that bogs down our offense, so this cue may help to get the ball moving more quickly. Read more

  • What Is A Playmaker?

    Who decided that a point guard has to be small? More importantly, what is a point guard? We expect a point guard to be a leader and have a high basketball I.Q. Why don’t we expect or challenge all players to develop this game awareness? Why rely on only one player? Read more →
  • The PBDL Concept

    English soccer academies wait until players are 11 to play full 11v11 soccer; in Italy, youth basketball players participate in skill-oriented clinics at 6-years-old, but start competitive games at 12. In the United States, kids play 5v5 full court games and compete for national championships when they are 8-years-old.

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  • Starting A PBDL

    The PBDL emphasizes learning and development. Presently, players and parents have numerous recreation options - leagues based on fun and equal participation, typically for beginners - and numerous competitive opportunities - teams focused on strategy, game preparation and winning. There are few true development leagues - until now.

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