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Tactics and Strategy for Improving a Team’s Reads on Offense

Improving a team’s Reads on offense can come from a number of different tactics and strategies. For many coaches involved within the sport working with adolescents or senior coaches exposing elite players to complex systems the reads made by players are the difference between success and failure.

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An Analysis of Defensive Transition: Featuring the Triangle and i-formation

Right from the start of basketball coaching it will become evident that a team’s Defensive Transition will be vital to ongoing and lasting success. At the very junior levels, many of the points that are scored during games will be as a result of the fast break or offensive transition phases.

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Three Lower Body Problems and Solutions for a Players Shooting Action

The Shooting Action of a player is probably the most important skill a player must master when they start play basketball. The vast majority of players have a jump shot of some sort. Even those players who do not regularly use their shooting action in favour the lay-up,

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Managing Team Offense during Games

Managing a Team Offense can be a very challenging aspect of basketball coaching. Finding the right key to unlock an opposition’s defence is one of the more pressing issues every coach faces when they take the floor. When speaking with coaches one of the motivating factors which is often discussed in regards to play or offensive system selection is “will this beat everything”?

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Situations that demand Special Plays

Special Plays are a necessary part of basketball. A coach must use special plays to help fill in the gaps around the edges of general play. These special plays are purpose built to deal with situations that arise on a  regular basis. What is hoped by introducing special plays is to create a higher chance for success by preparing for these situations specifically,

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