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Basketball Tips & Strategies – January 2010

Hoopy New Year From HoopTactics!

Note: Tex Winter is Recovering from Stroke

You may or may not be aware that Tex Winter, Triangle Post Offense, is recovering from a serious stroke. He has now progressed to a point where he can read. For those of you who like to take the time to write him a short note his address is: Tex Winter c/o Springridge Assisted Living, 32100 SW French Prairie Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070. Your well wishes, appreciation, and support would be deeply appreciated and helpful.

HoopTactics What’s New

Offensive Strategies: Power Set Offense
Defensive Strategies: Cases for the Defense added to all the Set Offenses
Coaching Strategies: Injury Prevention and Player Safety

Featured Play: “Cat” Spread Offense

The CAT spread offense is a simple, but very successful offense to deploy whenever the defense traps or double teams. It can also be extended and used very effectively as a weapon in attacking full and half court zone presses. The Cat Offense entails setting up in a 2-1-2 spread alignment and moving the ball with sharp accurate passing. Although, the majority of attack is comprised of just moving the ball, there are a couple of basic rules that should be applied.
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7 Effective Ways to Disrupt a Strong Post Up Game
The importance of individual post defense cannot be over emphasized. However, sound individual post defense can be augment with post traps at times to insure total disrupt of the inside post up game. Fronting, SOS Base Go Trap, SOS Go Top, SOS Wing Go, Holding, 2-3 Zone, and Diamond & One combination defense, all provide strategic weapons to combat a strong post up game. To learn more – Premium members Click Here

Player Safety and Injuries

Player Injury
Unfortunately basketball injuries do occur. Each year, more than 1.6 million basketball-related injuries are treated in hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and hospital emergency rooms. Therefore, coaches must be first aid trained and certified. Also, they must make it their job to be aware of any pre-existing health problems their players may possess.

Be extremely cautious when it comes to head, neck and back injuries. Concussions – a must read for all coaches on every level. Click Here to View

CAUTION:  Do not ever put a player at risk. Most players will insist on playing injured. However, no matter how big the game, never play an injured player without a doctor’s permission or until they are fully recovered. To learn more – Premium Members Click Here

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