Let Them Fail

Why don’t we let them fail?  Why do we pretend that our kids aren’t human?  Why do we try to protect them from the struggle? The truth is we all fail, we all struggle, and we are all human. Pretending like we are anything else makes the fall even harder when it inevitably happens. If […]

The Transfer Portal

Here are a few facts about the transfer portal.  Whether you like it or don’t, these things are true. It holds EVERYONE more accountable for their actions. It makes recruiting harder for EVERYONE. The best players will always find a place to play. Increased Accountability What do you mean it holds everyone accountable? Players who […]

Basketball Near Me

When I go to Google and I search Basketball Near Me, I shake my head. When I think about all of the wasted time and money spent with these “organizations”, it makes me question whether what we’re doing is beneficial. When I think about what we do and how we do things, I know that […]

The Narrative about AAU

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So the narrative about AAU is very prevalent. The idea is that you have to play “AAU” or travel basketball to get recruited. We’ll look at that as well as the idea that playing in high school is a waste of time. If you don’t care about getting recruited, stop reading.  This doesn’t apply to you. […]

It’s Political


“It’s political”. It’s something we hear so often. Could it be true? ABSOLUTELY. Here’s what you can do about it so that it doesn’t matter anymore.

Overusing Ball Screens

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The ball screen has become a very popular offensive strategy in the game of basketball. In many situations, coaches are overusing ball screens. Just because it looks good on paper, or just because it looks good on TV, doesn’t mean it will work for your team. Mastered by the duo of John Stockton and Karl Malone, […]

Keeping Things Simple

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When basketball teams present you with complicated situations, the best way to respond is by keeping things simple. An opponent played a true matchup zone against us. These defenses can give teams problems to offenses. It can be difficult to play against a match-up zone because players aren’t used to playing against it. Zone offenses […]

Pickup Basketball: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

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Pickup basketball is the most popular way that basketball is played. Millions of people around the world play pickup daily. It’s where many find their “love” for the game. Pickup is completely random. There are no coaches. Every court has different rules. The teams are always changing. The only thing that’s consistent about pickup basketball […]

You Can Have My Job

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You can have my job. But the truth is you don’t really want it that bad.  It sure looks nice.  It sure sounds nice. But you want the shortcut.  You want me to give it to you. You can have it, but you’re going to have to take it.  I’m not just going to give […]

Kids Should Play 3 on 3

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Kids should play 3 on 3 basketball simply because there are fewer players on the court. Your next statement might accuse me of being Captain Obvious in the Hotels.com commercial. Of course, there are fewer players, but that doesn’t tell me WHY kids should play 3 on 3 instead of 5 on 5. After all, […]