December 28, 2015

It's a killer to watch a great offensive set  happen only to be nullified by not finishing .. or worse to lose a game due to missing too many close shots.


This is a series of close range shooting drills that seldom get much practice time, but come up often in game situ...

July 8, 2015

In football … managing the clock and maintaining possession is a core concept that virtually all players buy into. In basketball… not so much. It’s not that uncommon for high school basketball players to play with little regard for time and score, or as if a decent sho...

March 26, 2015


The quality of our teaching = to the quality of our feedback

Telling isn't teaching. Player's learn through their own experience. Yet what makes an experience a learning opportunity is the feedback associated with it.


Certain aspects of the game provide it's own excel...

February 23, 2015

by Bill Winfrey


"Be quick but don't hurry."


- John Wooden, UCLA, 10 NCAA championships in 12 years


As a player, I liked the quote but couldn't make much practical distinction between being quick and hurrying. I knew I was supposed to understand it but really I didn't....

February 6, 2015

by Bill Winfrey


Most buckets are determined by a split second or a single step. Little things matter. Great Fakes are invaluable in creating the small difference needed to beat better athletes.


But fake technique is precision work... like a golf or bat swing… and amaz...

February 4, 2015

by Bill Winfrey


No more yelling "PASS THE BALL !! " ... let the drill do it for you.


Builting an 'US' mentality within a team is a difficult task, but one that determines a lot of our team's long term success.


I'll show you a simple way to explose quick selfish shots a...

January 30, 2015

By Bill Winfrey 


The Shell drill has been around for years. I've always used it as a defensive drill... but there's a way to make it a valuable part of your team's offensive development as well. I'm sure others figured this out long ago, but the simple solution is to m...

January 23, 2015

By Bill Winfrey


This drill / competition excites players and teaches great lessons on a crucial aspect of the game... handling the last seconds on the clock. They'll love it and they'll learn from it.


The set up is simple and your players will get lots of reps in a sh...

January 21, 2015

By Bill Winfrey


I don't think anything I ever write is new... just new to me.. or maybe finally making sense. Quite a few coaches do this naturally, or very thoughtfully, but I've experienced many who do not. So, for that reason it's an important topic to me to discuss...

January 11, 2015

By Bill Winfrey


In American basketball culture today, there is a significant under emphasis on developing fundamentals. We are heavily swayed towards playing. Players play all the time yet spend very little time (by comparison) alone with a ball and a basket developin...

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