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Advantage Disadvantage

How to Teach Players to Read Advantage and Disadva...

Jun 12, 2017
Chris Oliver

We use one-on-one drills to teach our players how to read advantage and disadvantage. We define advantage as any time an offensive player has a shoulder to chest relationship to a defender. The disadvantage is when an offensive player has

Basketball Mental Toughness

How to Develop Mental Toughness with Constant Chal...

May 18, 2017
Chris Oliver

“Talent is a piece of the performance puzzle, but a small piece.” – Penny Werthner If you ask coaches they would probably rate mental toughness as one of the most important determinants of success. If that’s true do you know

Defensive X-Out

The Basketball Defensive X-Out: A Sure Fire Fundam...

Apr 27, 2017
Chris Oliver

I get asked a lot about what things I teach that are under-utilized by many basketball coaches. My answer is consistently the same…the basketball defensive x-out. A defensive x-out is when two players on the weak side of the floor

Basketball Inbound Passer

Passing Tips for the Basketball Inbound Passer

Apr 12, 2017
Chris Oliver

The best inbound teams I have coached have all had one thing in common…they have had a better than average inbound passer to enter the basketball.  It is not as easy as it seems to inbound the ball. Breaking down all

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