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I have written previously about fake fundamentals. I think drills like the zigzag drill or three-man weave are fake fundamental drills: They look like they are teaching a skill, but the drill has no relation to the game and performing … Continue reading
Below is a video by Brijesh Patel, the strength & conditioning coach at Quinnipiac University. This is exactly how I teach lateral movement with basketball players.
In 2009, I wrote “The Donte Greene Experiment” and suggested that Donte Greene learn from Trevor Ariza and become the updated Shane Battier/Bruce Bowen: A defensive stopper able to match up with superstars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Paul … Continue reading
I am working with a freshmen team, and the players look at me like I am crazy with some of the things that I teach. Every player admitted that he had been told/taught never to cross his feet on defense. … Continue reading
I visited two different tournaments and watched a handful of girls’ basketball teams. Here are three quick thoughts: 1. People often criticize the play in these events and suggest that teams do not play defense. I disagree. I saw girls … Continue reading