Basketball coaching

Larry Doty's Communication Philosophy

Larry Doty’s Communication Philosophy

I saw Larry Doty, the now-retired coach of the Linfield College (McMinnville, Oregon) men’s team speak about his NITE philosophy on better communication at the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association. I think he has some great points which I want to share with you. N – Names. Don’t just yell “Rebound!” – add in the player’s […]

Mental Toughness for coaches in running your program

Mental Toughness for coaches in running your program

In addition to being able to bring out and focus the direction and efforts of the mental toughness of your players, a coach must also have the mental toughness not only to make the right strategic decisions at the right time during a pressure filled game, but also to endure the daily pressures of coaching. Mental toughness for […]

Lots of movement sets up backdoor

A lot of screening and motion goes into this set in which the opposite post comes high, sets a ball screen, rolls and eventually gets a pass from a dribbling wing. Why use this play Arizona’s offense has five players constantly moving, which keeps the defense on its heels and creates open passing lanes. Set […]

Disguise The Typical Clear-Out Set

Central Florida wanted the ball in its ball handler’s hands going to the rim but utilized other action to add in an element of surprise. WHY USE IT So many teams go to a predictable clear-out play for the best ball handler/ scorer when desperately needing a bucket near the end of the game. This […]

Regroup After A Tough Loss

The locker room is silent, heads are hung low and the players are waiting for you to address them — follow these 4 strategies Pre-game motivational speeches are legendary in our culture. Everyone remembers giving or hearing an epic pre-game speech, which helped fire up the team. These speeches, however, are far and few between […]

Now is the time for a nationwide shot clock

You ask your players to bust their tails on defense. You talk incessantly about your defensive philosophy. You preach defense wins championships. But, if you are not in favor of a shot clock, then most of what you say is idle chatter. The great equalizer in basketball games where there is a significant talent gap, […]