Category Archives: Basketball Coaching

“Flat Baseline Out of Bounds Plays by Mark Chapman

“Flat Baseline Out of Bounds Plays by Mark Chapman

“Flat” Baseline Out of Bounds Plays The four players along the baseline for a BLOB set is very difficult to guard for a team that plays man. They have to at least shade in front of the player they are guarding so that there isn’t a quick pass and score. This allows a lot of…

Basketball Fundamentals “Each Player Must/Will Know”

Basketball Fundamentals “Each Player Must/Will Know”

Basketball Fundamentals “Each Player Must/Will Know” In discussing, researching and trial & error, I have found that the most successful programs at any level have certain non-negotiable basketball fundamentals and ways of doing things that develop their foundation of play. This has led to the development of our Program Basketball Fundamentals “Each Player Must/Will Know”.…

Basketball Program Development Series – PRIDE POINT SYSTEM

Basketball Program Development Series – PRIDE POINT SYSTEM

Basketball Program Development Series – PRIDE POINT SYSTEM In trying to find new, fun, competitive and meaningful off-season programs to develop our players, I came up with a simple “Pride Point System” to take the monotony out of off-season rituals…AND…incorporate Grades, Attendance & Support of Other School Programs and playing other seasonal sports. It worked…

What makes a good point guard?  |  Adam Spinella

What makes a good point guard? | Adam Spinella

What makes a good point guard? Adam Spinella The point guard position is one of the most scrutinized and highly important positions in sports. The clichés and old adages about the position are corny and overused, but there is truth to them. The point guard is the leader on the court, the extension of the…

The Golden Whistle Summary by Aaron Blatch

The Golden Whistle Summary by Aaron Blatch

The Golden Whistle Summary by Aaron Blatch Jim Burson’s “Big Word Offense” As a teacher and coach, one of my goals each summer is to read a variety of books that will help me improve. One book that caused me to reflect on what it means to coach was The Golden Whistle from Jim Burson.…

Basketball Program Development Series – ORGANIZATION & PLANNING

Basketball Program Development Series – ORGANIZATION & PLANNING

Basketball Program Development Series – Organization and Planning When it comes to Basketball Program Development, organization and planning are paramount to success. With coaching at the Youth / JH / HS levels, it is important that this is an empahsis if you wish to be successful over the long haul. Coaches at the interscholastic level…

Basketball Training Program |  Preseason Notebooks by Mark Chapman

Basketball Training Program | Preseason Notebooks by Mark Chapman

Basketball Training Program | Preseason Notebooks by Mark Chapman Coaches/Players roles & responsibilities | Basketball Training Program Every year I try to build a notebook for both my players and coaches to put in their hands information that will allow them to be successful in our program and ultimately be productive members of society. I…