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Steve Kerr Reveals How to Combat Complacency on a Championship-Caliber Team

How do elite teams manage to stay on the summit season after season? How do they fight complacency when they know they're far superior to most ...

Why Youth Basketball Players Shouldn't Practice Shooting From Steph Curry Range

The world has never seen a shooter like Steph Curry. The two-time NBA MVP can confidently pull the trigger anytime he crosses half court. While mos...

How Can Coaches Elicit Greater Effort From Their Players?

In sports, there's no substitute for great effort. It doesn't matter how talented you are—if you don't play hard, you won't win very often. Al...

Why USA Basketball Wants Youth Coaches to Stop Using Zone Defenses

Zone defenses don't develop great defenders. That's why USA Basketball recently recommended zone defenses be avoided for youth players between the ...

Geno Auriemma's '$100 Bill' Tactic Helps Young Players Discover What True Hustle Feels Like

Geno Auriemma is arguably the most successful college basketball coach in history. Since becoming head coach of the University of Connecticut Huski...

How Treadmills Helped West Virginia Basketball Build Their Terrorizing Press Defense

West Virginia basketball is known for suffocating defense. In recent years, the Mountaineers have utilized an aggressive press defense that sees th...

Brad Stevens Offers Crucial Advice to New Coaches

Brad Stevens might be just 41 years old, but he's already established himself as one of the most respected coaches in basketball. At Butler, he twi...

Notre Dame Basketball Coach Mike Brey Reveals How Tense Coaches Create Tense Players

A coach who's constantly tense and frustrated will rub off on their players in all the wrong ways. That's the message Notre Dame head basketball co...

Are Mandatory Early Morning Workouts Doing Young Athletes More Harm Than Good?

For as long as there have been sports teams, there have been mandatory early morning workouts. These crack-of-dawn sessions train athletes to push ...

How to Be an Effective Basketball Scorer Without Shooting 3-Pointers

As basketball has progressed, the 3-point line has become the predominant factor in dictating the direction the game is now headed. Just take a look a...

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