FBC: A Philosophy of Creating Best Practice Driven by Results

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4 Man Closeout Drill
4 Man Closeout Drill Diagram 1

The 4 Man Closeout Drill provides an opportunity for multiple players to practice and refine their closeout technique. The 4 Man Closeout Drill looks to provide a high repetition drill to specifically work on the closeout specifics within one or two dribbles of initially guarding the ball. Within the game of basketball, it is this…

Preparing for Tournament Play: Team Cohesion

A Tournament for any team provides a number of great opportunities to promote team cohesion and unity. A tournament if managed well provides a stable and consistent environment that allows a coach and their staff to control more of the variables then at any other time while in training. Within this setting, time can be…

Transitioning from Form Shooting to Game Shooting
Shooting Technique

Form Shooting is a technique used to help players develop, or refine their shooting technique. At the heart of the form shooting teaching strategy is the philosophy that slowing the technical movement down helps a player to realise the issues surrounding their shot. The challenge for athletes and coaches alike comes in transferring the knowledge…

Thinking about Dunking
Dunking makes a powerful statement about a player and to their opposition (Photo Source: Cliff)

Dunking is the highest percentage shot in basketball. More than that, it is the one action that many young players aspire to be able to do. Watching the world’s elite on television, the sheer awe that a dunk during a game produces is one of the truly griping aspects of the sport.   Players will…