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Intro to Coaching Conference

Rising Coaches is hosting a free virtual event in conjunction with the DEI Alliance called Intro to Coaching for athletes that want to transition into coaching. The event will take place April 16-17 and will feature speakers, breakout rooms and will conclude with a round of speed interviews with programs who are looking to hire. 

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Drill of the Week

In this Dr. Dish Drill of the week, Coach Tony Miller breaks down a great transition offense drill for teams to practice at game-speed. Check out the full breakdown below! Transition offense has always been an important part of modern basketball. But as teams at every level continue to adopt a fast-paced style of play,

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Drill of the Week

NBA shooting Coach John Townsend demonstrates a great 3-point shooting drill focused on streak shooting. Check out the full breakdown in the video below! Streak Shooting In this drill, players will shoot from 5 spots around the 3-point line: corner, wing, top of the key, opposite wing, and opposite corner. Players will start at a

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The New Era of Recruiting

We know coaching staffs are beginning to shift their resources and focus to recruiting. But many staffs will find themselves echoing some of the same things they’ve said to their team throughout the season: Be adaptable and find a way.

Hoop Insights: The Balance of the ‘Noles

by Aaron Hanshaw | Just Play Sports Solutions | Analytics Academy There are a handful of things in life that we’ve come to accept are inevitable. Death and taxes are the most commonly used examples, but there are others, too. In the college basketball world, even in a year where Duke and Syracuse may miss the tournament, one thing remains

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Drill of the Week

Our good friend and NBA Shooting Coach John Townsend demonstrates a great 3-point shooting drill called 2 & Out to work on streak shooting. Check out the full breakdown in the video below! https://www.youtube.com/embed/IC8nkNZf2eQ 2 & Out The drill involves 5 spots around the three point line: corners, wings, and the top of the key.

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Hoop Insights: The Muss Bus is Rolling

by Aaron Hanshaw | Just Play Sports Solutions | Analytics Academy Every year, as the end of the regular season nears, we see some top teams falter in surprising ways. Top-ranked teams go down to bottom-feeders, and streaks come to an end. Whether it’s players with an eye on the postseason or just a lack of respect for teams at

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Drill of the Week

In this Dr. Dish Drill of the week from Coach Tony Miller, he demonstrates a great drill called Contested Closeout Shooting focused on game-like action against a defender.  Checkout the full breakdown below! It can be a challenge creating game-like shooting drills for small group workouts (e.g., 2-4 players). This contested shooting drill simulates game-like

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Hoop Insights: Ayo Dosunmu Keeps Getting Better

For the past two years, amidst moderate draft buzz, Ayo Dosunmu, the Chicago native has returned, been talked about in the preseason, and helped raise the level of the program. The Illini won 12 games his freshman year, 21 last year, and they’re on pace to pass that mark this year, now sitting at fifth in the country.

Drill of the Week

Our good friend and NBA Shooting Coach John Townsend demonstrates a great 3-point shooting challenge called Plus 5. Check out the full breakdown in the video below! https://www.youtube.com/embed/Za9U_2JYzU8 This drill focuses on the difference between makes and misses as players try for a score of plus 5. Made shots are plus 1 and missed shots

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