Mike Meister

Mike Meister

Founder of Thunder Sports Institute (Irving, Tex.), Mike Meister has coached players and teams from the youth recreation level up to the professional ranks across the United States. He is currently the head coach and general manager of the Southwest Texas Mustangs in the United Basketball League.

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Helpful Point Guard Tips

Do you like being the center of attention and making important decisions? Then point guard is for you. Your exact role depends on you, your coach...

4 Simple Changes to Step Up Your Defensive Hoops Game

Defense is a key to basketball success. If you score, you may win, but if they don't score, you can't lose. You always want your defense to be ag...

6 Basketball Layup Variations, Part 6: The Backhand Reverse Layup

If you find yourself missing the backhand reverse layup pretty regularly, you've been taught incorrectly. Most coaches teach players to turn th...

6 Basketball Layup Variations, Part 5: Middle Reverse Layup

A middle reverse layup is a layup with finesse. It entails three separate approaches and two finishes based on timing, personal comfort and the op...

6 Basketball Layup Variations, Part 4: Backhand Layup

The backhand layup is the signature go-to of NBA All-Star Steve Nash. Yet its emphasis on footwork and the finish cause it to be misunderstood and...

6 Basketball Layup Variations, Part 3: Power Layup

The power layup is another common layup variation. It's a popular choice for younger players, because they have more shooting control. But it's ve...

6 Basketball Layup Variations, Part 2: Underhand Layup

In our second installment, we focus on the "true" layup or, as it's better known, the underhand layup. It's nicknamed the "true layup" because whe...

6 Basketball Layup Variations, Part 1: Overhand Layup

In basketball, the layup is the highest percentage shot in the game. Many players know how to correctly execute only one or two variations. This lim...

A Unique Approach to Proper Shooting Technique

From a pick-up game to a professional one, it's easy to see there are multiple ways to shoot a basketball. Most players believe that if they take a ...

Game-Like Partner Shooting Drills for Basketball

If you want razor sharp offensive focus come game time, incorporate some partner drills into your training. Nothing will prepare you better and impr...

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