Kevin Clancy (Street Articles Author)
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Basketball Strategies: Building A Defense
As we get our teams ready for the season, it is important to have a plan of action. What are we going to emphasize? What do we think we need to develop in order to win? A case can be made that it starts with defense. One of the key…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 28, 2011  
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Grade School Basketball Motion Offense
In grade school basketball, we coaches are often faced with the challenge of teaching team offense to young players. We are trying to coordinate 5 players to work together on the court to bring about a makeable shot. And this is with defense in front of them and giving them…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 28, 2011  
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Youth Basketball Plays: Coaching Strong Possession Of the Ball
Many youth basketball players, especially under the age of 11, have difficulty maintaining possession of the basketball for their team. They tend to rush their passes and make high, soft passes which are easy for the defense to intercept. They tend to pass into a crowd so that defensive players…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 27, 2011  
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Basketball Strategies: Out-of-bounds Plays
Out-of-bounds possession underneath the basket at which you are shooting comes up often during a game. This is a good opportunity to score if your players can get the ball to a place on the floor where a makeable shot can be taken. This article describes basketball strategies which allow…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 25, 2011  
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Basketball Strategies: Playing Fast
One of the best basketball strategies that I have discovered is what I call "playing fast". This involves speeding up the pace of the game when on offense in certain situations. The purpose of this strategy is to create scoring opportunities by increasing the number of makeable shots taken by…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 25, 2011  
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Grade School Basketball: Team-building
Many grade school basketball coaches wonder if team-building activites are worth doing either during the pre-season or the season itself. We tend to focus on basketball skills and basic team concepts. Yet we have heard about the factor of team chemistry, and we wonder how much this plays into the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 24, 2011  
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How to Shoot A Basketball: The Basics
There is a clear, definite, effective way to shoot a basketball. I am happy to share with you solid information on improving the shooting accuracy of your players. For 15 basketball seasons, I have been successfully teaching the following basics of how to shoot a basketball. Most recently, my 8…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 23, 2011  
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Basketball Dribbling Drills: How to Become An Effective Dribbler
Dribbling is a way for a player to move around the basketball court and get things done on offense. It is also a way to manuever out of jeopardy when the defense is applying pressure. Sometimes one or two timely dribbles can get a player near the basket for a…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 23, 2011  
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Basketball Rebounding: How to Rebound Effectively on the Offensive End
Offensive rebounding gives your team a much better chance to win. When your players get offensive rebounds, they are giving your team more ball possessions. This then gives your team more opportunities to score. Most importantly, it also lessens the amount of time your opponent has the ball, thus decreasing…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 22, 2011  
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The Basics Of Basketball: Winning Formula
In this article, I would like to share with you the basics of basketball giving you the best chance to coach a winning team. When your team progresses on each of these basics, you will achieve more wins for your record. Emphasizing these basics throughout the season is bound to…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 13, 2011  
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Basketball Basics: Practicing With Your Son/daughter
Your son or daughter wants to play on a basketball team this season. You would like to help her/him…
Basketball Dribbling Drills: How to Become An Effective Dribbler
Dribbling is a way for a player to move around the basketball court and get things done on offense.…
Basketball Strategies: Building A Defense
As we get our teams ready for the season, it is important to have a plan of action. What are we going…
Basketball Rebounding: How to Rebound Effectively on the Offensive End
Offensive rebounding gives your team a much better chance to win. When your players get offensive rebounds,…
Basketball Strategies: Defense to Offense Effectively
When a basketball team plays effective defense, it often leads to scoring opportunities. One of the…
Basketball Tips: Shooting Drills That Work
Shooting is at the core for what makes a successful player and team. All the other basketball skills…
Basketball Offense That Works for Youth Players
Youth players are in the early stage of developing their team offense. They are trying to develop their…
Basketball Skills That Make An Effective Player
There is so much to teach and learn in basketball, especially for the younger players. Wouldn't it be…
Basketball Rebounding on the Defensive End
An important aspect to winning a basketball game is rebounding on the defensive end. To hold the opponent…
Basketball Strategies: Four Aspects to Emphasize
As we begin and get into the basketball season, it is good to have a clear vision of how you would like…