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7/11/99
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hi, just thought I would drop by. be back later. netscape nav.3. ok Tommy H.


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7/14/99
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Great page, you have some excellent materials here.

Bob Lauster

rlauster@seidata.com


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7/22/99
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Please add your comments here.This is the best site I've ever seen. JJ


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8/9/99
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Thanks for the reference material. wfl


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8/10/99
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coach i was wondering if you had any continuous plays or sets that you could add to the site. both for zone or man. thanks if you can


Date:
9/9/99
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Coach Jordan, Great page! Thanks for putting it together. Any plans on a message board? Geoff McCracken Dayton High School Dayton TX


Date:
9/9/99
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Have seen your posts in the Newsgroup. Thought I'd pay you a visit. I like the organization and the content of the website. Nice work! Perhaps a message board would be useful.

Phil Gugliotti


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9/12/99
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Great page. Lots of interesting materials to help me start my season off on the right foot. Thanks Mike Robbins


Date:
9/16/99
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Please add your comments here.I am overwhelmed at the endless number of fellow volunteers for all sports. I am glad to see that someone is taking the time to get all of them together. If there is anything needed in the future please feel free to contact me: Steve Perkins sper363518@aol.com


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9/23/99
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I am coaching grades 10,11,and 12 boys basketball and would like to get my hands on some playbooks for offensive and defensive strategies. Have checked the local library and seem to be at sort of a dead end as most of the available texts are personal experience type of books and dont really afford the information I require. Any suggestions? Rod at neopax@rockies.net, thx.


Date:
9/25/99
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Please add your comments here.I am new to the coaching scene. This is my second year coaching a boys JV league of 4th and 5th graders.......I look forward to reading posts and any information and tips I can get......Elisa @ LBLINSKY@AOL.COM


Date:
9/26/99
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I have just been "appointed" to coach my son's YMCA team. I played tons of basketball growing up, both organized and pick up in the park. I was pretty much a "natural" at it. I played on a private middle school team, and was good enough to be picked up to play with the freshman team as an eighth grader. I switched to "public" school in high school and found my basketball career, at least "school" team basketball was done. I tried out in 9th grade and almost made it as a "token" white guy on an all black team. Then, before my junior year, we were tranferred due to busing to another high school, which won or competed for state championships routinely. I kept playing church league and intramural basketball through college. I tell you all that to say, I have played tons, but this would be/will be my first EVER coaching effort. The kids are 9 and 10 year olds. Most of them are from good homes etc...so, my main problem will be thinking at the 9 year old level, and not like high school or above. Questions like how complicated can offenses be have already crossed my mind.......... I am so thankful your website is here. I have only begun to explore it. I will be here quite often I expect. The only time I played that we had real offenses with set plays was the two years we played in middle school. That is probably my main weakness. Hopefully, your website will help. Thanks!!!! I'll get busy. Feel free to e-mail me with any suggestions...........................

Brian


Date:
9/28/99
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Please include your email address. Thanks. Jim Gold jgold@hotmail.com


Date:
9/28/99
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Please include your email address. Thanks.

I am just starting out as a nine and ten boys coach and am looking for some basic skill-drills along with 2 or 3 offense and defensive settups. We are in a church league so sportsmanship and drilling fundementals are the most important things to our group. Help. Thanks. RSBradham@aol.com


Date:
9/28/99
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Please include your email address. Thanks. I am coaching 6th grade girls basketball and haven't played for quite some time. I've attended a clinic but would welcome any suggestions on drills/practices to keep the girls interested, motivated and not bored. Thanks for this page to help those of us who are volunteering our time. E-mail is fmgraz@aol.com.


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9/30/99
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I just signed on to coach in 7-8 year old category. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Topps62@aol.com


Date:
10/1/99
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Thanks it's a GREAT site ..


Date:
10/2/99
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My name is John, and I have volunteered to coach my son's middle school basketball team. We are a very small Catholic school in the Denver CO area, and will barely have enough 7th & 8th graders to field a team, so I will have to draw from the 5th & 6th grade boys as well.

I have never coached basketball, but have coached baseball several seasons. My main objective is to provide a positive experience for every boy on the team. Last year, the school's 1st year with any competitive athletics, the Athletic Director hired a coach, who brought with him a team (5 guys, 3 quite talented for their ages) from another school. My son, and 2 other classmates were also on the team, but had no formal team experience. These extra 3 boys were only put into a game if the coach's elite 5 had run up at least a 20 point advantage, which they did with some regularity. Therefore, the subs got some playing time.

But in 2 tight games, the starters played virtually every minute, and lost both games by 1 point. Coach didn't want to hear my theory that putting in the subs would have given the starters a rest, and a shot at winning.

To make a very long story short, I have vowed to avoid such tactics. Every boy on my team will get "quality" playing time, and have fun. Hopefully, we will win a few games in the process. I plan on NOT having a starting team. Everyone will start in some games.

I plan on stressing defenseive footwork, good passing skills (as little dribbling as possible), teamwork, and good sportsmanship.

Am I nuts? I hope not. And I hope these boys will have a fun season.

Any comments or advise, please e-mail me at JRiccardo@aol.com

Thanks, and good luck to all.


Date:
10/2/99
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Hi! Just browsing. I'm looking for stuff to include in a player's notebook for my team.

bstauffer@ftthomas.k12.az.us


Date:
10/3/99
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just browsing.

magallagh@aol.com


Date:
10/4/99
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Just checking out the site, I'll probably volunteer to coach YMCA Youth ball this year, and I'm trying to get as much info as possible. santosf@swos.navy.mil


Date:
10/5/99
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Thanks for the useful information. I coach a girls 13-15 year old team. So much of the information you get from books is too technical. Your points are very practical & to the point.


Date:
10/5/99
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RWH


Date:
10/5/99
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2:51:52 PM
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Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden and lots of thanks!

My name is Ake and I´m a former basketball player now training my 9 year old son and his classmates. This is their third season and Your Coach´s Notebook are now my key inspiration reference.

Keep the good work up and again thanks!

Ake Berg, sofiabulls@pronavigator.se


Date:
10/6/99
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Hello~ I recently got the C-Team coaching job at Wasilla Middle School, I was the JV girls coach for Houston High year, but due to staff priority I have chosen to move to the Wasilla program. I am a little nervous about the number of girls I will be coaching all by myself! I am told there will be anywhere from 25-29 girls. I played basketball locally for both Houston and Palmer back in 1990, but last year was my 1st experience on the other end of the game. I can honestly say I am anxious but nervous too, I know that I work well with the girls and we it showed in the game, but I have never been resposible for all the charts, records and individula plays! PLEASE help ! I am open for all and any suggestions to make this a wonderful transition for me and my girls!

Sincerly, Cams!!


Date:
10/6/99
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Cams - nice to hear from you, but please leave your email address or send me a note at sjordan@alaskalife.net so I can reply to you. I don't want to us the guestbook for questions and answers, although a place to post questions is a great idea, come to think of it. But, that will be a future addition to the Coach's Notebook. Steve


Date:
10/7/99
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thanks for the info coach,I will be coaching 9-10 year olds in a memphis youth park league.I was an assistant last year,your site will help greatly. thanks, mjdsec@prodigy.net


Date:
10/7/99
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12:01:52 PM
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I have enjoyed your site and the information and material you presented. I especially like the form to chart stats or shot statistics. I am the new head coach for the 7th and 8th grade girls program at Immanuel Lutheran in Palatine Il. I have only two previous years of experience coaching basketball(5th & 6th grade). The past coaches have lead very strong programs by teaching strong fundamentals. Dribbling (esp. weak hand), tough man to man defense, taking you man off of their strong hand, etc. I have found that the "Coache's Edge" and "The Basketball Highway" are two other very good sites. I look forward to your new sections on full court pressure and doubling down. I have a question regarding "blitz traps" and their effectiveness or if you had any experience with them? Gary Lischewski lischeg@baxter.com


Date:
10/8/99
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Thank-you for providing some excellent warm-up drills. I am from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan but have many relatives from Fairbanks Alaska. Urban Rahoi is my Uncle and owns the home made lake there. Anyways Alaska is beautiful and I am glad they have a love for Basketball..... I coach 5th grade girls basketball in a small country school. We had our first game last Sat. and they won it with a score of 22-14. Because our little school isn't known to have strong basketball teams it through everyone by surprise. What I believe helped this young talented team is the fact that I started a fundamental camp of basic ball handling last year while they were in 4th grade. We do not have teams until 5th grade here. To bad as hockey starts when they are barely walking. It seemed top help all 10 of the girls feel comfortable ball handling. My goal this year is to have better left hand dribblers by having all the relays, elimination games etc. done with the left hand. Thanks again for your help. Laura Andrews vinyllady@hotmail.com


Date:
10/9/99
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11:24:19 PM
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chris pedersen jctntsolcp@aol.com think your doing a great job!


Date:
10/10/99
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1:49:41 PM
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Great Book!


Date:
10/10/99
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4:21:35 PM
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Just passing through the bball section of Teamdiscovery and found your reply to a coach. I have been coaching youth basketball for about 3 years w/ marginal success. I have the same philosophy as most, "basic fundamentals beat talent everytime."

Enjoy your website. Real helpful. Some drills I totally forgot about. I really haven't found the time to really explore this site, but so far it looks like a good site that I'm sure that I will frequent throughout the season.

What are some good full court drills that incorporate passing and defense skills. Like a full court 2 on 3. Any ideas.

Thanks for posting your site. Good luck in the future

Eldon Brown brownrei@cptnet.com


Date:
10/11/99
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12:25:01 AM
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mkenderson@aol.com


Date:
10/11/99
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thank You for this new site, very interesting.

coach René


Date:
10/12/99
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Dan Ladyman This is my first time teaching grade school basketball, I coached pee-wee for the YMCA. I was volunteered for this, I hope it's not to tough. I have printed off almost all of your web-site. If u have any advise for a first timer, I'll take any u can give. My email is dan@reliable-net.net by your address, do u live in Alaska. I live in Indiana Thanks again for all the help from your web page. Dan


Date:
10/13/99
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6:23:34 PM
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hey I am a new volunteer coach. I am very excited to start coaching, unfortunately I have 4th graders so my options as a coach are very limited. I was wondering if you could help me with a couple of approaches as far as Man to man offense/Defense....and fun drills. (Keep in mind they MUST be very simple, yet I would like them effective.

Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

Vince


Date:
10/13/99
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9:43:53 PM
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Great Site! Having made the jump from Y-Ball to AAU, there are more things to think about and consider. Can't wait for your info on fastbreaks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mark Thompon msthomp@worldnet.att.net


Date:
10/13/99
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10:42:23 PM
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Dewayne Brock Athens, Alabama brockd@hiwaay.net I really enjoyed your pre-game warm-up drills. I would also like to know what kind of defense you teach. I'm starting a 5th & 6th grade traveling team & I would like to know some of your principles in defense & offense.

Thanks, Dewayne


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10/13/99
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10:43:44 PM
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Dewayne Brock Athens, Alabama brockd@hiwaay.net I really enjoyed your pre-game warm-up drills. I would also like to know what kind of defense you teach. I'm starting a 5th & 6th grade traveling team & I would like to know some of your principles in defense & offense.

Thanks, Dewayne


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10/13/99
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11:06:54 PM
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This is for Vince. I'd like to reply, but I need your email address. You may post here or email me at sjordan@alaskalife.net. Thanks for stopping by. Steve


Date:
10/14/99
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Hi, Thanks for the great information on your site. I have been coaching girls basketball for 5 years now (since my daughter was 8 yrs old). I played basketball throughout highschool and love the sport. I've been looking for guidance in conducting effective practices and thanks to you I found helpful info. THNAKS MUCH!!

janice.defazio@excite.com


Date:
10/14/99
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6:10:39 PM
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Christina Wesolek (email wesolek1@pro-usa.net) I coach girls basketball and this year I will be coaching my 9 year old instead of my thirteen year old. I hope I remember how to handle the little kids again. Thanks for your help


Date:
10/14/99
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6:38:40 PM
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I am a first tiem coach for a 5th grade boys peewee league with the Boys and Girls Club and I do not know much about basketball besides just being a spectator, but my son asked me to coach as they good not find any ohter volunteers to do so. I did volunteer to do this but all tips on coaching and getting my team organized is greatly appreciated. This is a great web page and I am glad I found it. All Help is appreciated. Thanks SassyTx2@aol.com


Date:
10/18/99
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11:14:26 AM
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Dear Coach, thanks very much for this website and the wonderful information contained on the site. I'm a guy who has just been "volunteered" to coach a 6th/7th team and really need the help. Please keep the information updated. Thanks again.


Date:
10/18/99
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11:42:51 AM
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Good information. I am a second year coach at the fifth grade level in Overland Park, Kansas. I did not play organized BB but enjoy the game and played extensively in intramurals and pick-up games. Your site provides alot of good input to someone in my role as a coach who has on been "coached".

As a Kansas graduate, it is difficult to not get excited about college basketball and the game in general.

Thank you sharing your knowledge on the game and making it available through your site.

Thanks, Charlie Watts cbwatts@hotmail.com


Date:
10/19/99
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4:03:37 PM
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Thanks for the info on pre-game warmups. We've been doing the same old things for the past 3-4 years (we saw them at a college game in Philadelphia) and have been thinking about changing the whole pre-game routine. I like your drills - I may add a few to some that we do. I discovered your website by accident. You should link to "The Basketball Highway" at www.bbhighway.com - lots of good stuff for coaches there. I've always wanted to visit Alaska, maybe when I retire!

Phil Sanderson, Girls' Varsity Coach Brandywine High School Wilmington, Delaware e-mail: CoachPheel@aol.com


Date:
10/22/99
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9:51:22 AM
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Thanks for helping. Rorymol@aol.com


Date:
10/22/99
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11:27:41 AM
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I think this is a really useful site. I am looking for information regarding statistic programs and also steps in getting high school players college scholarships. Thanks

mbell@hopkins.k12.ky.us


Date:
10/22/99
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8:13:15 PM
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Great site. I just landed my 1st Varsity job coaching Girls from a small rural school in Caledonia-Mumford, NY. Your information has put my mind at ease a bit. I had coached at the J.V. level for the past 2 years, but I am still a bi nervous. The better prepared I am the more confident I'll be, this site has helped!!

Thanks,

Stephen Shepanski sshepanski@aol.com


Date:
10/23/99
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12:34:16 PM
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Great site!

Have been coaching intramurals (6-7-8th grade boys for the past two years) and was asked to coach the "j.v." team this year. Would like permission to "copy" Bob Morse's article for distribution to the parent's of the school's competetive teams as well as print out some of your plays for use in practice plan.

Thanks for the time and effort in putting up the site - its very helpful and informative.

Coach Michael Powers, St. Catherine of Siena School, Norwood, MA

E-mail: PowersLaw@mediaone.net


Date:
10/23/99
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4:12:59 PM
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I have enjoyed your web page and will pass your site address around to other new coaches. Thanks again, Cathy RCPuente@aol.com


Date:
10/23/99
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4:18:26 PM
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Hi. I presently coach 5th & 6th grade girls house and travel. Your site has alot of great info and creative ideas.

goldmk@aol.com


Date:
10/24/99
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6:07:01 AM
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Thanks for the great info. I'm a basketball coach for an 8th grade select team in Rochester, New York. I'll be looking at your site for updates. My email address is Themeiers@earthlink.net.

Bruce Meier


Date:
10/24/99
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9:35:29 AM
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COACH JORDAN,

THANKS FOR SUCH A GREAT SITE !!!!!!!!!!! LOTS OF USEFUL INFO.

DOUG THOMAS ADMET3743@AOL.COM


Date:
10/25/99
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3:42:48 PM
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Some offensive plays would be nice!

Wspres1@aol.com


Date:
10/25/99
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4:11:02 PM
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Hey coach, Great site.. I will be coaching a 4-5 grade girls team this year and have gotten lots of good info...Have a great season.

Jim Maples jmaples@mindspring.com


Date:
10/25/99
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8:52:32 PM
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This book is a great resource for me. it has change the way I will be coaching this year.

Keith Crowther aka Y I Coach JustHoopIt@bigfoot.com


Date:
10/26/99
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6:05:48 AM
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Coach

I appreciate the time you put into your site! It is a great service to the coahing community.

I enjoyed the new articles too.

Many thanks

Daniel Brown dbrown3@midsouth.rr.com Memphis, tn


Date:
10/26/99
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11:41:54 AM
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This has to be one of the best basketball sites around. It sure helped me get back to the basics of not only basketball but also the influence that I have on children. Thanks,

Brian Teal trayon21@gateway.net

p.s. Of course I found this site on chalk talk.


Date:
10/27/99
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6:14:35 PM
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Hello, Just a note to let you know how helpful your web site is. I want to keep it a secret but I keep telling other coaches of your wonderful insite on the game. Thanks for bring all the volunteers together.... HFi7224242@aol.com Keep up the good work.... The Elkton Sparks "Rudy" Fields


Date:
10/28/99
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The Coach's Notebook is WONDERFUL! As a new coach for a 4th grade boys team, this is very helpful. Thank you very much for putting this together.

Ed Gady Cincinnati, OH edward.gady@sas.com


Date:
10/28/99
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11:20:35 AM
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Coach Jackson skillerlov@aol.com


Date:
10/28/99
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10:14:16 PM
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recieved alot of good information thank you. i have to big players, I coach girls in colorado i need to get informatio n to help me utalize them. I am more familiar with run and gun style of play. Please if you get or have anything post it. I will visit this site again.Dave martell at BDmar1999@cs.com


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10/29/99
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4:32:17 PM
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bailey26@netscape.net

I am a high school boys basketball coach and I would like some information concerning team rules. If anyone has suggestions please email them to me.

Thanks.


Date:
10/30/99
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2:05:31 PM
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I HEARD ABOUT THIS SITE FROM A FRIEND AND SINCE I AM GOING TO COACH MY DAUGHTERS 7th GRADE BASKETBALL TEAM I THOUGHT I WOULD VISIT. I' VE NEVER COACHED BEFORE BUT I CAN HARDLY WAIT. I HAVEN'T LOOKED AT THE SITE YET BUT ITS NEXT ON MY LIST. I HOPE THAT I WILL LOOK AND SOUND LIKE I HAVE A CLUE BEFORE I HAVE THE FIRST PRACTICE. I' LL LET YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES.

C77BROWNS@AOL.COM


Date:
10/30/99
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3:14:55 PM
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Thanks for the info. Another YMCA volunteer here trying to make the best of our one or two practices a week. I am looking for some practice drills and techniques for a full court press. Thanks for any "real" coaches ideas!! My e-mail, brew4@swbell.net

Trying in Arlington Coach Brew


Date:
10/31/99
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7:32:36 PM
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I would like to see more drills for youth basketball. I coach 11 year old boys and have a hard time comming up with new drills. good site though. enjoyed it.

blazersbls@aol.com


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10/31/99
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I appreciate the help have gotten from this site. Look forward to the big player stuff you are going to ad. BDmar19992CS.COM. Dave


Date:
11/1/99
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12:14:52 AM
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hi yes, i was one of or former players, and i just wanted to say that i loved your site. it looks awesome. hopefully i'm nimber 20,000. good luck in your season and i should be coming home for christmas and so i look forward to meeting the famous coach with an awesome web site.

bjorn, #13


Date:
11/1/99
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8:28:46 AM
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John Grady, MYAA Medford New Jersey jcg91357@aol.com gradyjoh@law.dol.lps.state.nj.us

Shifting from baseball and soccer into basketball seasonn your notebook is a godsend. Thanks.


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11/1/99
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5:56:22 PM
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Thanks for the information already available. I am particularly interested in getting hold of some ideas about ways of breaking through a static zone defence. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


Date:
11/1/99
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6:10:07 PM
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Sorry, forgot to leave my address with my last message. jstanton@oakhill.nsw.edu.au I'm Head Coach at a High School in Sydney, Australia and would like some ideas about breaking static zone defences. Many of the teams we play here run zone defences which is frustrating as we enjoy playing man as a general defensive philosophy. Looking for something to use with Senior students with good ability, fast and athletic. thnaks anyone.


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11/2/99
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Hi, I'm the assistant coach of a military high school team and finding your site was one of the best moves I've made. Looking forward to the coach's chat room. kdogenkins@yahoo.com


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11/2/99
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It's my first year, thanks for the help


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11/3/99
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Thanks for all the great info. I am a third year volunteer coach for the YMCA youth basketball and the sport of basketball has always been my personal favorite. My current endeavor is coaching 5th & 6th grade girls and I really appreciate the info.

Marina Saldana comas@swbell.net


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11/4/99
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What a fantastic resource! Thanks so much. This is perfect for the volunteer who is very much an ametuer, but wants to give the kids an opportunity. DRAY57@AOL.COM


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11/5/99
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Steve - An outstanding site! I haven't had time to go through all of it (how'd you find time to put it together?) Some great tips here so I've grabbed a few. I coach HS JV girls in MD. Check us out at http://www.eteamz.com/Ladylions if you have the time. As a coach I'd like to say thanks for taking the time for putting this together so that others can learn. Mike Boehme boehme@flash.net


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11/5/99
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cnewman2@csc.com


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11/5/99
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This is great site!!


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11/5/99
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Great Web Site. I found it very useful and informative. I have it Book-Marked and will use it as a constant source of valuable information !!! Keep up the Good Work !!

Matt (Asst Coach -- Eastern Passage Cougars) mfidgen@globalserve.net


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11/6/99
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I am new to coaching a 5/6th grade girls recreational basketball team this year, but not new to basketball. I really appreciate your web site and look forward to checking it often. Thanks for the great information!

Kim, Carson City, NV Twosunmom@aol.com


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11/6/99
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Like many other guests, I'm a first time coach for grades 4/5. After much surfing, this is the only site I've found worth tabbing as a favorite. Easy to follow and a direct hit for the new coach. Good luck to all. TDS1214@aol.com


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11/7/99
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Thank you, thank you for putting out such an exceptionally informative site. My name is Mark Martinez and although I have had experience as a softball coach, assistant track coach and personal trainer, this is my first year coaching basketball. I am an assistant coach for my daughter's catholic school (elementary) team in Santa Fe, NM. I am also going to be the head coach for the Cristo Rey's boy's team. This incredible site answers many questions about plays, drills, etc., again, "Thank you."

Mark Martinez e-mail: mmartinez@acninc.net


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11/7/99
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I have just began to coach youth girls basketball and the information I found will be very helpfull.


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11/8/99
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First year at coaching little leage Basketball. Could use some pointers. I played in High school. sharlow7@aol.com


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11/8/99
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Very Nice! I like the web page presentation of the information. Good Job! T Thanks, Coach Neal


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11/8/99
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MAXI579 FIRST TIME ASSISTANT COACH GIRLS VARSITY 6 & 7 GRADES DESPERATELY NEED BASIC INFO- WHAT IS : TRAVELING BACK COURT DEFENSE(ALLOWED LAST TWO MINUTES OF SECOND & FOUTH PERIODS FOULS-ALWAYS SEEMS AT THE REF'S MOOD PLEASE E-MAIL THANK YOU


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11/9/99
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I Like your Web Site. I will put a link to it on my site. It may be of use for our coaches Betty Matoalfour@aol.com


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11/9/99
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Hi, I'm a varsity, basketball coach from Massachusetts. I enjoy your website. Joe Balestracci

mitzlflik@yahoo.com


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11/9/99
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Great job Mr. Jordan. I begin coaching juniors (age 8) in our local league in a couple of weeks. This is my younger son's first year. I feel much more certain just reading through your notes for the first time. I only wish I had been this prepared when my older boy had begun (but we had fun seasons anyway). Thanks again.

mark.lewis@lw.com


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11/9/99
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This is a great site for new coaches. This is my first season coaching & I find the plays and other articles very helpful.

thanks, Mike Irizarry, Junior Varsity Basketball Coach, Grover Cleveland High School, Ridgewood NY


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11/9/99
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Coach, great site for all coaches. I just finished playing HS Basketball in '95, and began coaching right away. I now coach at the JV level and this site gives some terrific insight on hoops and coaching. Great site! Gary Baker bakergar@shu.edu


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11/9/99
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thanks for some ideas .It's nice of you to do all this work creating this page for new coaches.I took your score sheet and rebounding chart.Do you know where i could download a full scoresheet (both teams) from the internet ? Thanks again Stan MacVicar Wolfville N.S. Canada Macvicar@glinx.com


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11/9/99
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Hi how you doing? I love your site. I am a fairly new coach and i was just looking for types of offenses and defenses as well as different presses to run. I have a couple in mind but, would like your opinion. I love to run an up tempo style of play with lots of pressing. If u could suggests a few of your favorites i would appreciate it. My e-mail address is pool78@hotmail.com. Thanks a bunch!!!


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11/9/99
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great site!!!!! I was wondering if you would have any ideas on how to get involved with a team at this time of year? I am thinking about just starting at the junior basketball level and maybe going into something better next season. That is if I can't find anything better this season. If you have any ideas please write me at jasesmit@hotmail.com. I live in the Indianapolis area if that helps any... Thanks!!!!!

Jason Smith


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11/10/99
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Jon Lowin Hammondsport Central School Hammondsport jlowin@hport.wnyric.org

Thanks for a good site.


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11/10/99
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Steve, Thanks for sharing the information. Perry Triche La papo@aol.com


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11/11/99
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Tricia McMillen Hopeful 8th grade girls basketball coach!! Interested in plays, coaching techniques, fun drills, advice for a first time coach, and ideas on how to keep parents in this small town(village) happy and involved?????????

Enjoyed the helpful hints on this web site!!!

Great job, I'll come back to visit!!


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11/11/99
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Thanks for the information.


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11/11/99
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wow! This is an incredible resource! I am a first year girls high school coach, and this site has given tremendous perspective. Thank you. Rick Anderson rick_kimberlee@hotmail.com


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11/11/99
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Thanks for the information, I found it very helpful. Your material is simple and to the point. A great aid for teaching small children. Keep up the good work.


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11/12/99
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This is a great site - hope you'll continue it & expand it! Keep up the good work!

This is my 6th year coaching youth basketball, having coached both boys & girls from 4th to 8th grade levels. We are a Catholic School campus near Portland, Oregon that includes both a grade school (grades K-6) and middle/high school (grades 7-12). Our focus has always been "kids first - winning second",and we try to make sure they have a positive and fun experience - win or lose.

Tim Taylor - 7th grade girls coach Valley Catholic Middle School Beaverton, Oregon email: tim@rtfactors.com


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11/12/99
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Thanks for have the presents of mind to create such site as this. Although I've played organized basketball, I've never coached before. Currently I'm coaching 5th grade boys. Your site has help me very much.

Thanks,

Lester Smith


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11/12/99
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just wanted to say thanks This site was very helpful and useful for me and my staff we will use a coupel of plays

the issuse in her are great thanks.

MIKE Smith arcangl38@yahoo.com JV coach at San Lorenzo high


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11/12/99
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Thanks for the info. I am a fourth year youth coach who is tired of not having good offensive and defensive plays. Looking forward to your updates. Stanley smize@gainesville.org


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11/12/99
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This will be my first experience as a coach. I can't wait to get started! Your web site is greatly appreciated. Thanks! And keep up the good work!

From a (french... sorry, my english isn't so good) Quebec basketball coach... in B.C.

Real (that's my first name... but it's prononced "Ray-Al") Dulac

rayd80@hotmail.com


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11/13/99
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This is the best and most informative information that I have seen in 20 years of coaching youth sports. It is imformation that I will refer back to continously. Thanks for the wonderful information.

Tim Grandberry Sr.

Grand @badsector.com


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11/13/99
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Hi, i am a new coach for boys ages 8 and under. i have enjoyed the information that you have in here. i hope to come back soon for more info. smithbld@msn.com


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11/13/99
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Thank you for helping a novice coach and a bigger thanks from the youth team that he is coaching. AMKpsych@aol.com


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11/13/99
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Great Site....keep up the good work...Julius Thompson....JTNYPHATL@aol.com


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11/13/99
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Thanks for taking the time to put together this site. It is a great resource for coaches of all levels.

Buddy Wleklinski....Head Boys Basketball Coach at Christian Brothers Academy,.....Syracuse, New York.....bwleklinski@hotmail.com


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11/15/99
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Harold Cormier bearco51@excite.com I enjoyed your site. I have downloaded your stat sheet. It's simpler than the one I have now. Thanks.


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11/15/99
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Hi Coach,

Had a free moment at work and decided to check out your site. Verrry nice. In the words of Arnold S. "I'll be back".

Brian Williams aka allcity23@juno.com


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11/15/99
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Thank You for the useful information you have presented on this site.

Hduli@aol.com


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11/15/99
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thkx for the help to a new 5/6 yr. olds coach. there is just sooo much to teach them, I hope this helps guide me.

Fireky@aol.com


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11/15/99
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Your site seems to be molded around exactly what I need. I had hoped to see a list of books you recommend for first time coaches and where to buy them. I signed up to be a coach for the local youth league 3rd grade boys but really need help learning the answers to questions that expose my ignorance of the game and coaching. Could recommend some? Maybe you could add a link called "Basketball for Dummies"

Dan Brown Tulsa OK

Daniel.M.Brown@med.ge.com Jana.L.Brown@juno.com


Date:
11/16/99
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Hello, I find your website helpful. I'm a second year coach, of fifth grade girls. I have little trouble finding easy offensive drills to teach and learn. But I'm having problems with defensive drills for first and second year girls. Any help would be greatly appreciated..

sandmanfamily@aol.com


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11/17/99
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Thank you your articals have been most helpfull. Rbektrain@aol.com


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11/18/99
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this is great for a first time coach like me. thanks

Billy Otwell Madison,CT just4ofus@aol.com


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11/18/99
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Coach, I really got a lot of valuable information from your site. Thank You. My name is Jeff Silva from Farmington, Arkansas and I'm coaching a 4th grade boys "B" team. In addition to the great sets and drills, I like your philosophy and attitude toward the game. Thanks again. mjsilva@arkansasusa.com


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11/19/99
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Derek A. Olson Youth Pastor & HS Bball Coach Escalon, CA coach@usa.com


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11/19/99
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11/19/99
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mharlan@ zebra.net What are some suggestions for a full court press with a below average team? Thanx


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11/19/99
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Hi, Just logged on and found your page. I haven't gone through it yet, but what I see I think I will be able to use, and I will pass along to some others.

JENettler@Prodigy.net


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11/20/99
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steve1071@aol.com

anything on youth basketball


Date:
11/20/99
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Nice site! You obviously put a lot of work into it! My favorite part was the easy offensive plays. I help coach a 6th grade boys AAU team and have found that simple repetative plays like these are the best. I will be back to visit later. evansjet@juno.com


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11/21/99
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Great information! Thanks a lot. Paul Socoloski ps4507@aol.com


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11/21/99
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coach jon ivey jmt33@gateway.net i would like to see some ideas on teaching the diamond 1-2-1-1 full court press


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11/21/99
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Thanks for all the help!! I downloaded the drills and will begin using them on Thursday!!

Bryan


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11/21/99
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wpilebuck@aol.com

very educational info for novice coaches.

thanks eric williams


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11/21/99
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Ths_fbrower@yahoo.com


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11/21/99
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There is some very helpful stuff here. I'm glad I found this site.

Jeff Chin Fresno, CA


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11/22/99
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11/20/99:

Great information. As a beginning coach I appreciate the willingness of others to share.

Gary Whitcomb Howard Lake, Mn.


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11/22/99
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Great site, looking forward to sharing ideas all season long. This definitely looks like a positive place to share and learn. Jeff Hansen Minneota Vikings


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11/22/99
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big help thank you

m hall 11&under girls bball coach


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11/22/99
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I've just committed to coaching a basketball team of 8-year-olds. I'm looking for any beginning steps to take as we step into this season.


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11/22/99
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This is great! I coached my son's 5-6 year old tean last year and now I've moved up to the big league-my daughter's 9-10 year old rec. team. When I played high school ball we still played half court. Luckily my Assistant Coach played college ball. She has the skills and I'm the organizer and motivator. I plan to visit your site many times to help me get a plan. Great easy to understand information. Thanks, Cathy Griffith cag0080@aol.com


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11/23/99
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This is a great site. I was able to pick up some good out of bounds plays. I have a few plays of my own that are also working well. I am looking for a good drill that will get girls to screen out for the rebound. they are afraid to make contact with each other.

Cyclone@dotnet.com


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11/23/99
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best coaching website ive visited. very informative & useful. thanx!


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11/23/99
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Great lookin site...keep up the Good Work !!


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11/23/99
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Hello,

My friend once coached a basketball team and one of his players couldn't do a left handed layup so he started eating with his left hand. Vis-versa. My address is hayes5000@aol.com


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11/24/99
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11/24/99

thanks for the informative site! I especially apprecite the article on the spread offense, it is the details that prevail in the tight games.

rick baumgartner St. Bernadette's CYO - Silver Spring, Md.


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11/24/99
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I really enjoy this sight. As a seventh and eighth grade coach for both boys and girls, this is great for the young players.

Thanks for all the advice. I will put much to use right away Andy Gustafson Waterford, MI ag1owat@moa.net r2teach2@aol.com


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11/25/99
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Hello Coaches, Excellent site for beginning coaches, full of practical information. Please forward any information on forming girls AAU team for Middle School age group. Good Luck with site. rbking77@aol.com


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11/27/99
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We like your program package reguarding the game of basketball. Your notes are very complete and easy to understand.


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11/27/99
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dak3286@aol Thanks for your info. I'm a drafted coach (from the stands) and have the interest but am still working on learning how to coach these 10 & 11 year old boys. Your site offers me some input I haven't been able to get elsewhere. I'm sure I'll be visiting alot over the coming season.


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11/27/99
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JON IVEY JMT33@GATEWAY.NET


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11/28/99
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D Westphal email: westphald@aol.com


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11/29/99
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Another Coach and myself are coaching a 4th grade team, neither onr of us played b-ball at h.s. level and are in the position of coaching the school's only 4th gr. team. Your site has been extremly helpful in developing a pattern for practices and basic play. We had one practice last week and have 2 more this wek before our first game this saturday. My problem now is that 3 of our 7 players want to over -do a team drill-going 100% instead of 1/2 speed stealing balls when trying to teach offensive sets/plays. How do I motivate/teach that to slow down to learn is a good thing?? THANKS dm0804@aol.com


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11/29/99
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coaching 3rd grade girls in two leagues; coaching K-2 instructional. Any tips would be appreciated

MLange@CDS-Assoc.com


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11/29/99
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GREAT SITE!

I use your info and visit at least a couple times a week now. You're providing a good service to volunteer coaches like myself.

Thanks!

Jim Hruby thehteam@gionline.net


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11/29/99
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Great Site!!!! Thanks for sharing all of you're knowledge. I will coaching boys 7-8 this year and am excited to give back what basketball has given to me. I'm 37 years old and my son is 8-it's a great way to spend time together and let them know you care. My e-mail is jlkuntz@netzero.net Thanks again Jim Kuntz-Abilene Texas


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11/29/99
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This is my second time coaching a youth basketball team and I love it. Your site is awesome. However, I was hoping you could have picture diagrams to go along with the offensive plays. Yours truly, Grateful coach

P.S. e-mail @ Lindolfo_M@hotmail.com


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11/30/99
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Outstanding reference material. Please keep up your effort, it is very much appreciated.

RonBroc@aol.com


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11/30/99
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Fred Sauro is the Coach of the Williamstown High School girls basketball team and with his fellow coaches, and team would hope to go back to the State Championship in Charleston WV.


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11/30/99
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Thank you for downloadable tools such as the excel scoresheet and the shot chart. Any information on strength and conditioning training specifically for basketball would be a welcome addition to this site.

Thanks, Lee E. Carmichael email = lcarmichael@weddlebros.com


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11/30/99
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Great Site and information I'm coaching ABA 7 and 8 year old players and bookmarked many pages but kept coming back to yours

Coach HammerHead


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11/30/99
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I have really enjoyed your site! I coach 7th grade girls basketball, and I really like the fact that there were some SIMPLE offenses and defenses included. It is so much easier to start out simple and then build on that. Thanks for your time and effort of putting this site together. I have coached for 20 years now... and your site is a good resource.

You may want to include some zone offenses against a 2-3 zone or a 1-3-1 or match-up zone. There are not too many people that play a 2-1-2 zone anymore.

Thanks, Mary Harmon mrharmon@mindspring.com


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11/30/99
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swell stuff here, I spent over an hour browsing, and will be back again, tata for now - mm


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12/2/99
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Very good stuff here. I've played all my life. I am now trying to teach what I know. Easier said than done. Thanks for the info.

Paul Wheaton pwheaton@flex.net


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12/2/99
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I have coached other sports but this is my first basketball season (5th and 6th grade girls). I am apprehensive but now feel much better prepared after reading and sudying the vast information contained in this website. Thank you so much. Ana Coldpotarts@webtv.net


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12/3/99
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This is a very interesting and useful tool. Thank you very much.

Matthew Press Rockaway, NJ pressandco@att.net


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12/3/99
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thanks for all the stuff u put in!!!!


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12/3/99
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I like your website very much. However, once I enter the site and make a choice, I get headers, but cannot get any further than that. Any suggestions?

*** The Coach's Notebook is really two sites, one for Netscape users and one for MS Internet Explorer. Sounds like you are using Netscape but have linked to a MSIE page. Try accessing the site using this url:

http://www.alaskalife.net/sjordan/notebook/

There is a script there that will automatically take you to the correct site. If this doesn't work, please email me at sjordan@alaskalife.net and supply your browser type. We'll get you in one way or the other. ***


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12/3/99
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I just wanted to thank you and congratulate you on a suberb website. My son (a 5th grader) just starting playing this year, and have been asked by the volunteer coaches to help coach. Having never coached Basketball (played alot), I was a bit apprehensive. I guess the saving grace is that I have been coaching youth football and baseball for practically my entire adult life and really enjoy it. I believe the information and tips contained in your website will certainly make my coaching basketball a very rewarding and enjoyable experience. I believe it will help my pickup games quite a bit as well.

Once again, Great Job and Thank you very very much.

Erl Persson Rome, NY

PGATRME@aol.com


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12/3/99
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This is an excellant site for coaching tips and drill

Thanks a lot Dewayne Browning dbbrowning@mindspring.com

www.eteamz.com/brindleemountain/


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12/4/99
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Very nice introductory site. I've just started to assist on a freshman high school team and there seems to be some helpful information for me.

I'm looking for a simple, preprepared court diagram to use to sketching plays. You might add a blank court diagram to your tools section. Thanks.

bgemin@archipelago.com


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12/4/99
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Hi Coach, great sight.

I am coaching a 2nd and 3rd grade, co-ed basketball team. Honestly I have little experience as a coach and this web sight is proving most helpful. It's hard to remember, sometimes, that these kids are young and don't know anything about basketball! I am looking forward to this challenge and will depend on your tips on this page to help me teach these kids the fundamentals of basketball!!!

chrisw16@prodigy.net


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12/5/99
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Hey Coach Jordan, I'm back again to gather more ideas and check for new additions. Thanks for maintaining such a great resource for the us volunteer youth coaches.

Mike G. goldmk@aol.com


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12/7/99
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Just wanted to say thanks. This site will be a big help for myself and my 10 year old rec league girls team. It always helps to be organized. I'll visit often. Gene Varela varela5@aol.com


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12/8/99
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You did an outstanding job putting together web site - well-organized & the info was very valuable. I am coaching two boys' teams through our local park district in suburban Chicago - 4th & 6th grades. I plan on using much of the info you developed! Will be back often.

kirklin.farah@teligent.com


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12/8/99
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You did an outstanding job putting together web site - well-organized & the info was very valuable. I am coaching two boys' teams through our local park district in suburban Chicago - 4th & 6th grades. I plan on using much of the info you developed! Will be back often.

kirklin.farah@teligent.com


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12/9/99
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Coach Jordan congratulation for this excelent page,is my first year coaching the 5th graders at our local school and your web page had been a big head start. ThankYou. Please if there is any videos for beginers like me can you please point me in the rigth direction. TITO19997@AOL.COM


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12/10/99
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I am coaching an 8th grade level girls basketball team in a competitive league at Family First in Erie, PA. I am unfamiliar with the competition. We are only able to practice twice a week. I want to make sure I play all the girls a fairly equal amount of time but still be competitive enough to try to win. We have the standard motion offense against Man to man and a motion zone offense. Any tips. Thanks.

Kevin kselkregg@aol.com


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12/10/99
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Hey Coach,

I just wanted to THANK YOU for producing such an excellent website, with such great info. It was just what I needed. I have a love for/knack for coaching kids, but I am technically ignorant. I have two sons that are both allstars in all the sports they play, but....I really want to be able to take them further, and I only played 4th grade basketball. I am really learning a lot from your experiential site here. I also really want to coach the fundamentals (I was not taught or coached well/quit in discouragement when I was a kid)....if anything, this is my strongpoint, a sensitivity to the emergent/unconfident player, who could come alive if coached well. Let me tell you that in part, some of the info I learned here made a huge difference in a really big game:

Last Sat, Dec 4 was my younger boys' first 3-4th grade game. The other team opted to play their best two players (accounted for 32 of their 35 pts). the whole game. I had rotated all of our players to give them a good game. Anyway, with 3 minutes left, we're down by 8. We're allowed to full court press at the 2 minute mark. Guess what!.......We won 37-35!...(The win isn't so important to me as ego strokes for coach, but fo my younger son, whose always in the shadow of his 10 yr old older brother who is on a club team that just got all new stuff courtesy of Nike. anyway, I want him to have a good run with BBall too....he was our point guard....had 7 steals, 4 assists-with 20% shooting hehe (the big one being passing it to the most open, and most dorky player on our team for the winning basket), and had the most points for our team......so on behalf of his emotional well being, I really thank you

hanks to getting a little bit of a handle on how to press......and the confidence to coach.....

PS: I especially like the way you put out the info in bite size/learnable chunks.....if you haven't considered writing a book, you should, because this is certainly one of the best sites out there.......I started a "Coaches Notebook", mostly packed with your stuff, and it is helping me immensely.


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12/10/99
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I forgot to address the previous thank you letter:

John Price, Coach of NJB "South Coast" Division III Boys' 2905 Alforja San Clemente, California (714 271-8942

Hey.....if you have the time....would you mind sending me your top three drills for:

Dribbling Passing Cutting Rebounding

Thanks again for the great job you're doing for us volunteers coach


Date:
12/10/99
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Coach Jordan,

Thank you for creating this website ... I've spent a good portion of the day searching the net for some basic information as I get ready to coach for the first time. 5th & 6th graders in the YMCA league.

I printed your basin offensive and defensive skills, as well as your pre-game warm-up drills, as I think they'll be the most helpful in getting the team started.

I'm primariyl looking for good fundamental drills to run for kids that age group.

Any further suggestions?

Thanks,

Tighe Curran St. Joseph, MI

tighe@parrett.net


Date:
12/13/99
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Thank you so much for this well written website, especially the section on "PLAYING TIMES". As a mother of a less-talented 10 year old player, I hope the copy that we gave her coach will provide him with some insight to the feelings of all parents and their children who are not given the opportunity to play. I think it is a must read for all coaches of small children.

Thanks again, Pghme@aol.com


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12/14/99
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Thanks for the info. It's my first time coaching. I have 1st graders and I needed some basic drills. Can't get too far into it at this level, but I needed some ideas. Thanks for the help. "robscj1@aol.com"


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12/16/99
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Steve, this is a good web site,I enjoy browsing around in here. I will be seeing you later,Thanks...Tommy jhuneycutt2@ctc.net


Date:
12/21/99
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This is a great site. It has tons of information and helpful for the novice coach. I especially liked the player contract. It is a great idea. Thanks for your help. It gives me come encouragement to do the best I can do.

Chris Hendree

Chrisme25@aol.com


Date:
12/22/99
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First year coach. Coaching 2nd grade co-ed rec team. Good info, do you have any good practice drills for this age group? TayJhn@aol.com


Date:
12/24/99
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I would like to see some ways to break a press!!! bates_b98@yahoo.com


Date:
12/28/99
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john jezorwski dukewaldo@aol.com


Date:
12/28/99
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i like this site and i am glad i found it. As a young coach starting out in Canada i find that resources are slim. In the couple of months since i got the interneti have found so much info that i am backlogged. This is one of the best so far. chews_32@yahoo.com


Date:
12/31/99
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I am second year coach at a high school on an Indian Reservation, Last season we missed the playoffs by losing our last game of the season by 3 points. I found your site helped me a lot last year. This season we are 0-4 with 6 games remaining 3 of those games were lost by 15 points or less. I look forward to more helpful hints from this site. Thanks again.

jcapin@vianet.on.ca


Date:
12/31/99
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Thank You for Your Page. It has alot of EXCELLENT Info. Keep up the GOOD Work. dawsonjtd@hotmail.com


Date:
1/1/00
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this is a terrific site !! i work with middle school emotionally impaired boys , i have found some very helpful material . the downloadable tools are especially useful ! thanks Linda

LAMER2LDA@aol.com


Date:
1/2/00
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hi coach i coach hs ball in HAWAII, PLEASE INCLUDE ME IN YOUR GROUP kiihele@gte.net


Date:
1/2/00
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Dear Sir, I am a parent with a son on a travel team (representative). I have coached many different sports but not basketball. What is usually the routine for substituting players. I thought platooning was a means where all players learn to play as a team and each player understands and respects each others skills. This is what I have learned from watching other coaches my son has played with. I don't know any better. I would like to learn from you. Regards Julie Walsh

Hello - if you had left an email address I would've answered you personally, but that's OK. I think your definition of platooning fits. I use it to describe when I sub 5 players at a time. Unless your league specifies substitution protocol, it is totally  left up to the coach's discretion, which means he/she may not play every player in a game. The coach's reasons are his/her own. The Coach's Notebook, though, advocates that every kid plays every game. Did you see the article on playing time? Steve


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1/7/00
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hi there :)

i know nothing about basketball, but you have put together a wonderful site here... congratulations!

helen theshack@niagara.com


Date:
1/7/00
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I SEEM TO HAVE TROUBLE GETTING THIS UP DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? I KEEP GETTING AN ERROR MESSAGE FOR THE PAGE. I AM A MOTHER WHO HAS VOLUNTEREED TO COACH MY 11 YR OLD SONS TEAM. I CAN'T SEEM TO GET THEM TO STAY IN THEIR PARTICULAR AREA DURING SCRIMMAGES THEY SEEM TO BE ALL OVER THE FLOOR. WE ARE TO USE MAN TO MAN DEFENSE. ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE HELPFUL. EMAIL JPASAMITCHELL @AOL.COM


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1/10/00
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I have ben coaching youth basketball for 3 years,and I found your site last year and have ben using your information, and it has helped me a whole lot. Great work ! Thanks Tom


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1/11/00
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This is a wonderful site and i thank you for putting it up. As you state in your opening paragraph, we all pull from our own life experiences and use them in our coaching. The rest does happen "when you get there". Thanks again for you help. It has proven immeasurable. Jim Ball


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1/14/00

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Coach Smith Hanover Senior High School Hanover, PA E-mail Address: Hoopsrus1@aol.com How can I contribute my own plays/input with diagrams

You are welcome to email plays and diagrams to sjordan@alaskalife.net. I have several programs capable of opening imaging files, so I can work with your computer files. If you want to send a fax or snail mail, contact me by email and I will provide an address or a fax number.


Date:
1/15/00

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Clint Chaffee Brian Weisz


Date:
1/15/00

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I am a head coach of a 5th grade girls team. I would really appreciate it if anyone had advice on offensive plays. Email me: jasperette11@yahoo.com


Date:
1/20/00

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Hello , I'm using your off.plays for my 5th grade girls bb team. Thanks Brad Hegseth BradHegseth@aol.com


Date:
1/21/00

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basis plays and playbook


Date:
1/21/00

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I really appreciated this. I'm new to teaching basketball--taught baseball, football, and hockey previously. This was a new one on me. I played in H.S. But, playing and coaching are two different animals. Thanks for the help!

JFFritz@aol.com


Date:
1/21/00

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Have question. I recently got "trapped" into coaching a elementary school level basketball program of leftovers (the boys no other coach wanted). These kids have a lot of heart, but only about three have any real basketball skills. I need a lot of help with basketball skill development--especially any designed for the short term. They played their first game last Friday (14-01-00) and lost 68-3. I took over coaching on Monday. I immediately began basic skills training (i.e. dribbling, passing, ball-handling, shooting, and basic knowledge of the game). There actually was improvement after one practice, but it is still far short of what's needed. What I do need is an offense that can defeat the 2-1-2 zone. Something simple and basic. I really appreciate this site. Keep up the good work.

JFFritz@aol.com


Date:
1/22/00

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TKS for the great illust of the triangle offense. I am currently teaching BB in youth league of the Ymca here in fla. Am interested in possibly coaching in County leagues and with older kids in coming yrs. Hope they are intelligent & hungry enough to pick this stuff up. Will b looking to add to my knowledge as time goes on. But just wanted to post up a tks again, to your efforts here. akargauer@netscape.net


Date:
1/26/00

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great site coach thanks for your help

Mark Hall 11u girls bball eteamz.com/bcheat

mhall32825@aol.com


Date:
2/1/00

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I am a young basketball coach just starting. I have enjoyed reading the material I found at this website. Jettarious2@aol.com

-James D. Thorp


Date:
2/1/00

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great sight can't wait for the drills to come along also very funny thing your one piece on one possession came in handy the other day we lost by 3 and at the end of the 3rd quarter a girl hit a 3 which ended up being the difference my e-mail address is mgo1979@aol.com


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2/3/00

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Hi,

Just surfed in from Holland. Love the pages. Will be back. Keep up the good work. (Missing link: SLAM, the in your face basketball magazine (the best!!) -> http://www.slamonline.com) See ya,

Dennis Mooibroek d_mooibroek@hotmail.com


Date:
2/9/00

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Nice page, it was helpful. I coach AAU 11year old girls

Thanks Coach Nacho Compean ICompean@aol.com


Date:
2/11/00

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Thanks for all the info you have provided. I have used it a lot this season. I am a mom who go volunteered to coach 5th and 6th grade boys. We have one boy who is like you put it a superstar. I have tried to encourage all the boys to work together but it seems like he ends up with the ball all the time. The others during the game want to pass it to him. What can I do during practice time to get them to work together?


Date:
2/12/00

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It's great being able to connect to a web site that offers something as good as this. Calwell50@juno.com


Date:
2/13/00

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I think this site is pretty nice. I can go to it and coach myself at free throws and get better as I go along. Thank You, Jason Simmons


Date:
2/16/00

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Sallycob@aol.com I'm very interested in high school basketball, especially in rural places like Alaska. I've been a sports writer in Montana and Idaho- and this experience spurred my interest.


Date:
2/23/00

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Hello,

What a fantastic site. I was just out crusing and stumbled on to it. I coach 7th/8th grade girls at the "B" level. I found some really neat stuff to try. Best of luck to you and the team.

Joe Kyle JoeKyle@juno.com Cincinnati, Ohio


Date:
2/24/00

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Thank you for putting together such a valuable site not only for parents but for coaches and players. I can only hope our basketball coach here in Hamden, CT will read and benefit from your articles. His biggest problem is communication. He doesn't talk to his players and has never spoken to us in the three years my son has been a member of the time. My oldest was the captain this year and resigned half way thur the season. After two years of starting, the coach sat him and we still don't know why. He wrote a wonderful letter when he resigned that has finally made those who are in charge listen. He told the Principal during the last meeting he had with her, that he did more good for his team by resigning than he ever could have done by staying. It all comes down to communication. Again thank you for the information. Sandy Hulk


Date:
2/27/00

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Your sight is just what I was looking for. I am a parent who kept up coaching after his son moved on to other things. I love working with the kids. I coach boys in grades 4 through 6th grades in Appleton Wisconsin and I'm finishing up my 8th season. I will check your sight often, Thanks, Mike Hammers jmhammers@aol.com


Date:
2/28/00

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I will soon be coaching a girls basketball team for ages 8-12 for my local YWCA. I would like any tips that someone might be able to give to a first time coach. I really want to make some sort of impact on the lives of these girls. Thanks for your help! crystalbrucker@hotmail.com


Date:
3/3/00

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William Fowler e-mail address wrf2568@aol,com Greenfield IN

Your suggestion have helped alot. Thanks


Date:
3/4/00

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thanks for the explanation of the triangle offence


Date:
3/5/00

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My name Adam Florip from MI. I'm not a coach but a player. I have started on the varsity level as a sophomore,played 5 games and was forced to quite. I was just trying to take my game to the extra level. I am always looking for new ways to improve. And I think the Coach's Notebook might help. If you would get back to me at flop@george.lhi.net I would appretiate it.

Adam


Date:
3/6/00

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I feel your site is very helpfull in all aspects of hoop.It was a very helpfull tool for me.

coach Jason Valentine TOKAY HIGH SCHOOL STOCKTON,CA. vlove931@aol.com


Date:
3/9/00

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Steve Great site! This information is very helpful! I especially like the information on the triangle!!!

Dave...

zuker@ak.net


Date:
3/10/00

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Thank you for your great site-I have seen a lot of things that will be helpful. I am trying to start a basketball program in a small town that is not known for much sucess in girl's basketball. I am trying to start a feeder program and offer as many free clinics as I can. I need some good ideas for clinics for beginners as well as intermediate players. These clinics need to be fun, because the love for basketball is not there (yet). Thanks, Lynda Camenzind


Date:
3/10/00

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Thank you for your great site-I have seen a lot of things that will be helpful. I am trying to start a basketball program in a small town that is not known for much sucess in girl's basketball. I am trying to start a feeder program and offer as many free clinics as I can. I need some good ideas for clinics for beginners as well as intermediate players. These clinics need to be fun, because the love for basketball is not there (yet). Thanks, Lynda Camenzind

lyndac@citcom.net


Date:
3/10/00

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Coach Jordan, I enjoyed the information on your site. I only wish I had found it 3 months ago! Chris


Date:
3/16/00

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This is a great resource. Your hard work researching saves me a lot of time. Keep it up.

Jay Stakenburg Hogan High School Vallejo, CA USA


Date:
3/18/00

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I like your site, Alaska! Coach = Teacher, and your site lives up to this motto. I also respect your opinions on C.T. Keep up the good work. My e-mail you have, www.firepow55@aol.com I'm hoping to have our site, (my daughter's and mine,) up by June. I'm going to try to appeal more to the kids, and only somewhat to the coaches. If I get this done it will be at youthbasketball.cc If I can ever help you out, just let me know. ed riley = b-ball ed


Date:
3/19/00

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Mark Mason Marietta, OH maso@frognet.com


Date:
3/19/00

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To Coach Jordan,

I would hope to make it big as a high school basketball coach, or a college coach. This will be decided by the way I choose my future with my current job. I would like to know if the possibility of a young guy like myself to really get a fair chance to start out coaching on different levels of the game. I'm 24 years old and have coached two years for my church league and have had much succes with that. This really gives me much ambition to continue to coach no matter what may happen. This internet site was very helpful, thanks for all your help.

Sincerely,

Anthony Thomas realdart99@aol.com


Date:
3/19/00

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Dear Alaka Coach, I enjoyed your site but I'm unable to view some sections (for example: The Offensive Plays). Is there some software that I need to download or am I forgetting some procedure. Please help if possible. Thanks.

Alex Mendez acmendez@earthlink.net


Date:
3/20/00

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what a great web site, the poem and drills you have in here sound very fun, i can not wait to try them out on my 7th grade girls.


Date:
3/20/00

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Clear explanations of the basic zone defenses would be helpful. Otherwise, you have a great site with lots of info I intend to use with my team. Thanks! Matt G. mjg5315@aol.com


Date:
3/23/00

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GREAT PAGE!! I just wish it could tell me how to run a matchup zone!! :)

blackhawks26@hotmail.com


Date:
3/27/00

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Wish i would have found your site last fall, I coach High school freshman girls team in which most of these girls slipped through 7 th and 8th grade basketball with little or no basic skills. This was me and the JV coaches first year and we intend to change these problems, your website is a great tool to help us achieve our goal! Thanks and keep it up MRob299193@aol.com


Date:
4/13/00

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I'm a coach for young kids in france and i really appreciate your work and your ideas on basketball a really pleasant site and quite a gold mine for training I apologize myself for my poor english

frédéric rousseau Héry France fred.rousseau@netcourrier.com


Date:
4/13/00

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Coach thanks for putting together this insightful web page, and sharing the "knowledge." I am having a problem accessing the topics button in the upper right hand corner. I think it is because your frame is too large for 13-14 inch monitors. Can you give us another way to access your archives. Thanks Dan Woschitz

dwoschitz@barrow.k12.ga.us


Date:
4/19/00

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lorberins@lisco.com

Coach Lorber

Thanks for all you've done with your site


Date:
4/19/00

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Hi Bob White ymca coach FL. rwhite50c@cs.com This is a great sight


Date:
4/23/00

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Looking for information on hosting our own tournament here in Galt CA. We are inviting 3 teams, total of 4, for a one day tournament at the local High School. Any help would be appreciated. Art Oelsner beechcraft@softcom.net


Date:
4/26/00

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Coach Jordan, I really enjoyed the "Coach's Notebook". I am visiting here for the first time and come here via the egroup for coaches. What a wealth of information you have provided for coaches and players alike from inexperienced to the more competetive and experienced coaches,etc. Thank you for taking the time to offer such a wide variety of topics and for posting this location in your recent egroup posting.

Coach Krukowski email - PJKMOM7@aol.com or BBCoachPJ@hotmail.com


Date:
5/10/00

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Really a good work. Thanx for giving us all this stuff.

Bye from Italy. Santià Luca lucacoach@geocities.com


Date:
5/17/00

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Nice, simple, no-frills presentation, and comprehensive content. The only possible improvement would be a message board & some links. That aside, this looks like the only internet basketball resource anyone needs.

paulbaynes@hotmail.com


Date:
5/21/00

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I am starting my own coaching web site by the name of SportsAssistant.com. It deals not only in coaching advice, plays and strategies but it offers sporting goods for sale, promotional products , and sport photos (trading cards for kids), I really would appreciate your opinion of my site.

Thank You. Matt Swanick - SportsAssistant@aol.com


Date:
5/26/00

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This year I will be coaching 5/6 grade boys in your opinion what type of defense works best for this age group. also what kind of plays work best against zone defense. If you have any other ideas I would appreciate then THANKS

pfgoofy@aol.com

Most teams in this age group will have a full court press and fall back into a zone. That's easy and may provide some wins for you. But, if you really want to help the kids be better players, stick with man to man, and teach it from the feet up. This will take patience on your part and hard work for the players, but they will be more effective defenders later on. I see a lot of 9th graders in high school who have many years of youth leagues, but are very fundamentally unsound, so despite their experience, they are "behind" competitively speaking.

Man to man defense is explained in two articles here: Basic Man to Man and Pressure Man to Man. Best wishes.


Date: 5/30/00

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This is definitely the best b-ball web site I've found! Been checking in now for about 5 months and have gotten a lot of great practice and game ideas! I currently coach girls "C" squad and really enjoy it. Thanks for the effort and terrific info, I look forward to stopping by every couple of weeks. Mike Roberts E-mail MROB299193@AOL.COM


Date:
6/6/00

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HQuint I enjoy your website very much.


Date:
6/12/00

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As a CYO assistant 5th Grade coach with just a few years of experience- your website offered many practical applications. The more I read- the more I wanted to read. Thank you for all of your useful information. jimwinkelman@hotmail.com


Date:
7/2/00

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I am going to be a coach this year for the first time and your site has all the useful info I need to get started. Thanks! gregory.babayans@mail.eunet.pt


Date:
7/6/00

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I'm an assistant coach for two youth teams (girls) in northern New York. They are a great bunch of girls, and I have noticed in a few girls that there self-esteem is stronger since playing. Unfortunatley, there are only a few games on the schedule. I would like to organize a really cool tournament, where all the girls get a trophy and t-shirt. My question is how do I go about organizing one and how to get businesses to sponsor it? I hope you can give me some tips on how to pull this off! Thank-you. Kelly Gooley kgooley@primelink1.net


Date:
7/14/00

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GJech@mmcable.com


Date:
7/21/00

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I would like to see an article and or some diagrams for combination zone-man offense employing motion principles.

Joe Morriss Moses Lake Christian High School Head Mens Basketball Coach Moses Lake, Washington email: relee63@excite.com

Response: Did you see the Alaska Play? It seems to fit your situation. If not, let me know.


Date:
7/24/00

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I think you should try to get some rules of the game for the beginner coaches to learn.

Response: I'll do better! I'll give you two sites that have already put a lot of work into that area. The National Federation of State High School Associations basketball rulebook is not available for internet reproduction. But you can buy one by calling 1-816-464-5400 or check at your local sporting goods store. Here are sites that offer new rules and explanations of old rules:
http://www.ncaabasketball.net/rulebook.asp
http://www.everyrule.com/


Date:
7/25/00

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This is the best site I have found so far to help me with coaching. I like the sections that deal with parents. I coach girls 7 & 8 grades and you would be surprised how many parents already have bad attitudes. Thanks! Lyzz Treffinger etreffinger@ydr.com


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7/30/00

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Mike Price mikeaprice@worldnet.att.net

The Lenny Wilkens Legacy Basketball Clinic Series is the best fundamental basketball instructional program on the market! It is a must have for any player or coach! The program's website is www.wilkenslegacy.com.


Date:
8/4/00

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poop


Date:
8/7/00

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Thanks again. Just stopped by to see what's happening.


Date:
8/18/00

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Could you please let me know what you think is the best coaching book for soccer? I recently was hired as a coach and I need to refresh my memory for drills, etc. Thank you!! - CW

JAWCML@aol.com


Date:
8/20/00

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Dear Coach,

I'm from Australia and think you have a great website. Keep up the good work.

brett_coxsedge@nswbasketball.net.au


Date:
8/21/00

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great site....thanks for the invite...

Paul McNeal Logan co. ky.

coachmcneal@hotmail.com


Date:
8/23/00

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Date:
8/30/00

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Hallo, I like this page very much, it gives me alot of new influense. Hi from Coach23 Sweden coach23@libertysurf.se


Date:
9/7/00

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I really like the simplicity of this site. It is not so 'advanced' in terms that we can't understand it. And yet, it is full of great tips that can help beginners and old timers. I am a coach of a Varsity Girls team at a small Christian School in Greenville, Mississippi. This is my 7 year to coach. I have really enjoyed visiting this web site. Oh, by the way, my dad just got back about 3 weeks ago from a two week fishing and hunting trip in Anchorage and Soldotna. He really enjoyed it and said it was beautiful and cool there. Where we live, we have been having 104-108 degree weather with heat indexes of 113-118. Very humid and no rain. Just got a light shower today, finally. E-mail - Nikolehenry@hotmail.com 9-6-00


Date:
9/8/00

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This is the best site I found! You offer specific, clear discussion that someone who doesn't necessarily know alot of basketball jargon can still follow. It is wonderful for someone like me, a volunteer coach/parent with limited personal resources. THIS SITE WILL BENEFIT COUNTLESS YOUTH through their coaches. THANK YOU.

ALLENANDSTRUSZ@peoplepc.com


Date:
9/11/00

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Coach,

I am a sixth grade coach at a local middle school and going to school to earn a degree in scholastic administration and minoring in coaching. I have always known that coaching is my calling, It just comes naturally to me its a passion. Far deep down almost unexplainable with words. But i also am up to hearing any coaching advice you may have for me. Please email me i am eager to learn. My email address is coachc@hotmail.com or you can mail me at Bradley Cotten 79 wilcox rd. Grayson, KY 41143 my phone # is (606) 475-3657 or 475-3757

Editor's Note:

Thanks for your entry in the Coach's Notebook. You asked for general advice for a 6th grade coach who has a passion for coaching. Well, I suggest you read my site thoroughly - my heart and soul is in there and I add to it occasionally. On my links page is a table of several other coaches who have freely presented their thoughts. Finally, at the top of my links page is a link to ChalkTalk - the best forum for basketball coaches I know of. Check it out. 

As for quick advice - Stick to fundamental skills. 6th graders MUST learn to play with either hand - especially dribbling and shooting lay-ups. If they cannot do those skills very well by ninth grade, they probably won't make their high school teams. A note of encouragement: Most of my kids can use their weak hand effectively after just one season. For you: Keep everything simple and upbeat. Never yell at or criticize the players. Play everybody about the same even if some kids are obviously better. By next year your kids will not remember this season's win/loss record, so don't place any emphasis on it. What they will remember is if they got to play and had a good time. If you have specific questions, I would love to discuss them. Please write back if you do. sjordan@alaskalife.net


Date:
9/13/00

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My name is Marneshia Bryant and I would like to play for the Lady Vols. I will be sending coach Summit a letter soon with some imformation about why I think I could play for her.


Date:
9/19/00

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Great Idee, I have leard a lot

Nico


Date:
9/19/00

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Excellent site. I've got a young fellow just starting the game. Plenty of resources and information here so I can help out. Plenty for me too. I'm still playing a couple times a week, at 49, and I can feel my game starting to come together. I'm tagetting the World 60 and Over series in 2011. ;-)

pstevens@home.com


Date:
9/19/00

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Great site. My young guy just started Bball this year. He's a little late coming to it, but he's got some size. Plenty of resources for me to assist, if he's got the drive. Plenty for me too. Still playing a couple of times a week at 49. I can really feel my game starting to come together. I'm aiming to peak for the 2011 Over 60 World Masters Tournament, if they have one. Maybe I'll have to start one up.

Paul Stevens pstevens2@home.com


Date:
9/21/00

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Coach, thanks for such a resourceful site. Are we 'free' to copy and use any/all we wish from your site?

Thank you, Tommy Denson Dyer Middle School 322 East College Street Dyer, TN 38330 densont@ten-nash.ten.k12.tn.us


Date:
9/25/00

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Would like more info on hoops for very young children. Great site! Daman Cantrell, Tulsa OK


Date:
9/25/00

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The sight looks great. I'm coaching middle school girls for the first time. Are there web sites you're aware of for just this group? cburnett@dellnet.com


Date:
9/26/00

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I am coaching a highschool team in Iceland. We have many guys that have barely touched a basketball before (we only have 83 students in the school so we have to take what we get). I am wonering if someone can send me the Flex offense playbook via E-mail. I would be very thankful for that.

my e-mail is bobondi@yahoo.com

if you´d rather send it to me by mail it´s:

Stefán Jónsson Frh. sk. Laugum 650 Laugar Iceland

Thank you much, Stefán Jónsson


Date:
9/30/00

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Coach, I coached grade 6 and 7 boys last season and enjoyed the experience so much that I have taken on the 11 and 12 year old Night league team. This is a bigger commitment than the school team as it runs from Sept. until Easter. I am looking for innovative ways to keep the practices interesting while still working on skills ie ball handling, shooting, team defence, rebounding, passing etc. I would like to see some continuous shooting drills and layup drills where everyone could be involved. Also I would like to run what we call in Canada is a MOTION OFFENCE where no one stands still and every movement has a purpose. However, this offence can't be too complicated or the boys won't remember it when we need it. Do you have any suggestions?? Thanks, Coach Mike email: MikeSue@IslandNet.com


Date:
10/3/00

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Hello I am Wes, and I coach 11-12 boys youth basketball. I have coached this league for 3 years now, and enjoy greatly working with kids. I love the game of basketball and hope to learn everything possible about the sport to be able to pass it on to the young players. I happen to run across this site and found it quite interesting. There should be more just like this one. SallieWoodruff@msn.com 10-3-00


Date:
10/4/00

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hey my name is kirk smith I would like to play on your basketball team I AM RUNING VARSITY LEAD THIS IS MY FOURTH YEAR OF BASKETBALL AND I WOULD LIKE TO START YOUR TEAM MY AVRAGE IN SHOUTING GRAUDER IS 110/98 AND IF I PLAY FOR YOUR TEAM I THINK CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE


Date:
10/5/00

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Enjoy the site. Basketball junkie. tbraden@ms.california.k12.mo.us


Date:
10/8/00

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This site looks really good. I am going to share it with others!

kylee@jps.net


Date:
10/8/00

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This site looks really good. I am going to share it with others!

kylee@jps.net


Date:
10/9/00

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Hi Coach, just wanted to say I like your site. Informative yet not to advanced and easy to navigate. I mean not to advanced in the fact that alot of info is good for teaching young and inexperienced players. I coach in a rec league where there is not alot of practice time and not many really great players. My motto is keep it simple. Thanks for your help. Doug Powell Mullica Twp NJ (powfam1@bellatlantic.net)


Date:
10/10/00

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Excellent thoughts on coaching philosophy!

One of these days, I'm going to have to visit your wonderful state. Had a friend who took a month off and toured - beautiful country.

Phil Gugliotti p.gugliotti@prodigy.net


Date:
10/24/00

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doug@portno.com is it possibel for you to email to me. your basic offensive plays and basic offensive skills. I am experiencing difficulty printing from your web page. Thank you


Date:
10/24/00

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i think a baseball coach should field his/her players depending on wether or not they are right or left handed.

brittany banks.

email address: brittanybanks@hotmail.com


Date:
10/30/00

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Jim Hewitt Burnsville Blaze Girls BB usglazer@aol.com


Date:
10/31/00

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Coach I can't express how appreciative I am of you providing and sharing your experiences with everyone and not charging to do so! I only wish I would have seen this BEFORE I spent more than $100 on videos and literature to help me learn the game better in order to help me become a better youth coach. It is not too often you find someone in our society today that gives away information and that is so unfortunate. The good Lord has a place for people like you. Thanks a million. dwbaily@earthlink.net


Date:
11/2/00

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I just got a job coaching 5th grade girls basketball in a recreation league. I see all these comments here, but I don't know where to go to get the materials that these people are commenting about, can you tell me how to find your wonderful web site? Thanks,

caboe28@yahoo.com


Date:
11/2/00

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I've coached for 3 years...lots of fun! Your webpage is great! Our team is a 3rd grade boys competitive team with lots of energy. Thanks for all the tips!pw. jworrell@peakonline.com


Date:
11/2/00

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My name is Larisa Franklin and I am a beginning coach. I found your web site very helpful. You have just earsed all my fears about coaching my first 7th grade girls team. I know basketball and all the rules but putting it together to coach is the task at hand. I feel I am now prepared. I really would like to coach on the college level, basketball is the world to me. Your web site was sent by God just for me!

Email: Gfranklin@peoplepc.com

Thanks for a wonderful note - Coach Jordan


Date:
11/11/00

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Hi! I loved this site!! I am just beginning to coach my daughter's group of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders..While I've played forever, I forgot the drills that were taught to me when i was young. This was great for helping me have a lot of variety with them so they won't get restless. Thanks very much! Mary D. ed1091@mediaone.net


Date:
11/11/00

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11/11/00 do you have any plays that I can use? I coach 5th grade thru 8th grade. our teams are fair, their are teams that have set offense plays that are basic. the plays I have seem to be too complicated. e-mail - westdakota@restel.net


Date:
11/11/00

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hey my nams i jakob and iam 16 and from germany i like your site thanx for help take care bye bye


Date:
11/12/00

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My name is T.C. Shamel and I am a High School Girl's Coach in Arkansas. Please E-Mail on any updates you may have in the near future. My E-Mail address is tcshame@fouke.swsc.k12.ar.us


Date:
11/12/00

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Great site, will use and pass along to others thanks greg colliver mt. sterling ky. gd_colliver@yahoo.com


Date:
11/13/00

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Been scouring sites, just start coaching, looking for information and help. Then I found this site, thanks it will be very used source for me this year.


Date:
11/14/00

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just browsing. Interesting site. I have coached 7th grade boys basketball for 10 years and am always looking for something new or to give my team an edge. K Hoversland at Hovies@nemontel.com


Date:
11/15/00

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Great job on this website. Excellent and very helpful stuff here. Keep it up .

Steve Bondy

thebondys@sympatico.ca


Date:
11/16/00

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I just started coaching middle school girls and this site has really helped me out!!

sam_farrell13@excite.com


Date:
11/17/00

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I am coaching youth basketball for the first time (5-6th grade girls). I have coached soccer for 4 years. A friend of mine referred me to your web site. It is excellent. I am blending it with some of the good advice I have received from others.

Thanks, Doug Longyear

dlongyear@btcommercial.com


Date:
11/18/00

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Coach, you have a well-rounded covering of the many aspects that relate to basketball. I am one of those just regular people trying to help some young boys to learn this sport. The only problem is that I played my last high school game (35) years ago and have forgotten some of the basics.

Your site has been a God-send to our program. Appreciate you Coach !! Frank R. Smith -- at --frsmith@laribay.net


Date:
11/19/00

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hi!


Date:
11/22/00

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I had my first practice, and used your article as a guide. It went well, and I think the kids had fun. I would like to know your opinion on how to set up a game strategy. I have 9 players 4- fourth graders, 2-3rd graders, 4- second graders. We play 8-period games and all kids must play at least 3 periods. Two of my fourth graders are very good, both 3rd graders are good and 2 second graders are good. Any suggestions?

Hmmm... I'd play the kids man to man, play everybody about the same number of minutes, and emphasize spacing in the offense. Keep the ball in the middle of the floor and in the hands of your best ball handlers. Make sure the kids move towards the pass to catch it. Above all, keep the kids happy and encourage them to have fun. - Steve

Thanks for the guide, Tim tdezort@winthroppgh.com


Date:
11/23/00

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I'm coaching a highschool team in Greece, and I want to implement the "triangle offense". I need to know exactly who the plays are run, basically everything about it. I need help. My email is mbar23@aol.com Thank you for your cooperation.

You're in luck. I have already prepared material on the triangle offense. In the topic menu in the upper right hand corner, scroll down to "Simplified Triangle Offense" and check out the diagrams and text. We used this offense all season last year and felt successful with it. - Steve


Date:
11/24/00

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Interested in formula for successfully breaking a press - grade 5 - ldelorenzo@home.com

Try the article called Press Breaker. 5th graders can use these tools and be successful against a press.


Date:
11/24/00

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My daughter is currently playing basketball and I don't know anything about basketball plays and your site was very helpful. Thanks! tcd-taylord@excite.com



Date:
11/26/00

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hi!


Date:
11/26/00

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Kevin Kershner, kershner@kearney.net


Date:
11/26/00

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love the site has given me a few great plays and the funny thing is when my boys run them i start to see them played agaist my team. nobody played the pick and roll last year this year that all i see luckly i now know how to break it . and last year my boys came up agaist zone and got killed in till i saw how to break it and boy did we they never knew what hit them

joel thanks man


Date:
11/26/00

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love the site has given me a few great plays and the funny thing is when my boys run them i start to see them played agaist my team. nobody played the pick and roll last year this year that all i see luckly i now know how to break it . and last year my boys came up agaist zone and got killed in till i saw how to break it and boy did we they never knew what hit them

joel thanks man


Date:
11/27/00

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congratulations on an excellent,informative site!!!, I only wish that someone could produce the same content over here in England. As a former player who has just agreed to coach his ten year old sons school Basketball club (how did I let that happen?) it is good to be able to gain inspiration and advice from others who are already involved at the same level. I will definitely be visiting again!. Please feel free to email me at wildcat@themail.co.uk


Date:
11/27/00

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interpersonal skills


Date:
11/27/00

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I am one of those parents who were "suckered" into coaching my daugthers 6th grade team. I know nothing about basketball except for what I have seen at the sidelines. This site was great!!!!!!!! I think I can finally sleep at night! Thank you.

Kim

kim@descocoatings.com


Date:
11/27/00

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loved the site James R. L'Homme Wichita, Ks 67114


Date:
11/27/00

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I AM A 5 &6 GRADE CYO COACH WHO HAS A NUMBER OF TALENTED KIDS WHO LEARNED TO PLAY BASKETBALL DEFENSE BY PLAYING MAN TO MAN I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TEACH THEM A 2/3 ZONE AND ALSO A 1/3/1 ZONE BUT THEY KEEP FAILING BACK ON OLD HABITS AND THE ZONE LOOKS MORE LIKE M2M ANY SUGGESTIONS. TRAPPING AND DOUBLE TEAMING IS LEGAL. ALSO DO YOU HAVE ANY GOOD OFFENSIVE PLAYS AGAINST THE ZONE ? THANKS FOR YOUR HELP PFGOOFY @AOL.COM


Date:
11/28/00

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I am a first year coach for 10 year old girls. The information on your site is very helpful. I am at a point where they think I have coached basketball in the past. Thanks and keep up the good work!!!

Mike (RQTKIDS@AOL.COM)


Date:
11/29/00

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To whom it may concern:

I am a senior in hig school,Stoughton High School, and for a class assignment i have to teach a small group of junior's and senior's how to play basketball. i have to teach the students the game as if the never heard the word B-Ball. I was just woundering if anybody has any suggestions as how to go i can or should go about that.

Thank You, High School Student


Date:
11/29/00

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Um I'm a youth basketball player I love the sport more then any other sport. But I don't think i'm very good. None of the girls will pass to me and I can't convince them I'm good because first I need to convince myself on your site I was hoping to find something on teaching you team how to catch. I can't catch a fast ball and I get nervous shooting so my arm gets all flimsy and I miss! Can you help me please. Thankyou --Nevous Girl

coyoteness@hotmail.com


Date:
11/29/00

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I am a 5th and 6th grade coach and I found your site to be very helpful. Keep up the good work.

heycmorris@aol.com


Date:
12/1/00

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I too am basically starting out. I am volunteering right now and would love ANY and ALL advise/help on 1-3-1 zone defense and 1-3-1 motion offense. I prefer a 2-3 zone defense but I am a "consultant " with the team I am volunteering with right now . Please include sites with good down load material for the coach and myself . Thank you very much!!

Deon Liggans DeonL2@msn.com


Date:
12/1/00

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Coach Jordan, I just wanted to compliment you on putting together such an informative and entertaining site. Great Job!

I was wondering if you or any other readers have used the Triple Post offense, and if so, what their experiences have been as far as getting players comfortable with the continuity portion.

I am also interested in gathering information on coaches/players exposure to abuse and harrassment in sports.

Harold Cornish, Edmonton Cobras Basketball Club, Edmonton Alberta, Canada

harold.cornish@police.edmonton.ab.ca


Date:
12/2/00

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I am trying to obtain a blank court diagram. If you have one you could email me that would be great!

thanks a bunch!

Dmac75160@aol.com


Date:
12/6/00

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Great site, thanks for the wonderful help!

Dave Lukoski Ripon Wisconsin dlukoski@itol.com


Date:
12/7/00

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To whom it may concern, I am a student at Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota, and I am in need of some plays that I can look over to get ideas for my own playbook. If you could give me some tips or pictures on some plays I would be greatful. Thank you for your time Sincerely Renee Herringer

rmh69@yahoo.com


Date:
12/8/00

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I have enjoyed this informative sight. I am embarking on a new season of 9-10 year old girls. I also am a women coaching agains 3 men. Really a scary thought. It is my 4th season of coaching, but need all the help I can get. I have clipped and copied alot of your youth coaching 'how to's" Glad you are here

Ann Reed caralf@earthlink.net


Date:
12/8/00

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Date:
12/9/00

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Hi, Just a quick note to say that you have a great coaching tool here. I coach a womens team in the Australian ABA competition and I use your site for ideas I recommend this site to any coach . bruce. bpro001@one.net.au


Date:
12/11/00

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Great notebook. I coach in a league of 13-16 year old. I'm having trouble getting my kids to retain what they learned in practice. They get in the game and forget everything we learned. Any suggestions?

Paul Smith phsmit4@yahoo.com


Date:
12/11/00

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Thanks for responding to my plea for help coaching 3rd grade girls. I will study your web site, and learn as much as I can.

Sincerely,

Coach Rob rstancl@milwpc.com


Date:
12/13/00

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Hi I'm Ruben Cortez Coaching young girls in a city league in Lodi Califiornia. I am learning all I can from you and others. rubcjr@pacbell.net


Date:
12/15/00

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Nice job. Hope you can keep it going.

Bill Witts Mascoutah, IL 3rd Grade boys and 7-9 yr old co-eds bwitts@home.com


Date:
12/17/00

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Excellent web sight . I 'm coaching 7th grade girls ,that as never touch a basketball before, any suggestions. coach kessler

coachksabb@inetone.net

Response: The intent of the site is to help coaches in your position. If there is further information you need, send me an email with specific questions and I will try to help. - Steve


Date:
12/18/00

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Information on the Wisconsin Motion Offense. I'd like to see it draw up or how it is started. Thanks dasimps@hotmail.com


Date:
12/19/00

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HOPE THIS ISN'T A REPEAT. I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THIS GREAT WEB PAGE. I AM MY SONS COACH AND WHILE I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED BASKETBALL, IT'SBEEN A LONG TIME. I FEEL SLOW AND A LITTLE TONGUE TIED. YOUR BASIC PLAYS ARE VERY HELPFUL AND BRING BACK MANY GREAT MEMORIES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SIGHT. IT WAS A LITTLE HARD TO FIND BUT WELL WORTH THE DIGGING. MUCH APPRECIATION, CANDACE PELLA CHAMPLIN MN, EMAIL CANDYPT@AOL.COM


Date:
12/30/00

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Date:
12/30/00

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hi


Date:
12/31/00

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I coach Grade 8 boys and we are off to a rocky start (0-4 in league play). I like the Alaska play and will try to implement this coming week at practice and during two exhibition games. I am having some difficulties with players not fully committed to the team. Being a football coach as well I find this tough to understand. Is it the age? Thanks. roger kelly (rkellyis@home.com)

Its not the age so much as the times. Athletes have so many choices! Try to be a little understanding. Its best for the kids to experiment several things as they grow up. Hopefully you'll always have a core of kids that will give your sport first priority. Build the team around them. Steve


Date:
1/2/01

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Just signing in. I like the flat4. I am volunteering as a coach of my sons basketball team. 3rd and 4th graders! Anyway, we have very few practices and am excited to have such a simple play. Thanks for this site.

My plan is to go over fundamentals only plus work on pick and roll. Got any better suggestions?

You're off to a good start. Teach them to use both hands - earlier the better - in the ball handling and shooting. Man to man defensive principles are universal. Give them as much as they can take. Best wishes. Steve


Date:
1/3/01

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Thank you for the information. I.m coaching a 7th grade CCYO basketball team and didn't know where to start. We start practice tomorrow and our 1st game is Saturday! I plan on using many of your drills in my practice and the flat 4 in the game. We have a problem getting gym time, do you know of any drills we can do in open space without baskets? I'm glad to have found this web page. Jeff Grant jedifarm@aol.com


Date:
1/4/01

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Hi, I'm Avery Sales and I was wondering did you any coaches that coach 13 year olds in the Memphis area. Please me at www.@Bellsouth.com


Date:
1/5/01

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can you send pictures of the baketball game or some plays at mar2mar13@hotmail.com


Date:
1/7/01

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Great site! It has been a great help to me.My girls have a hard time remembering their sets this might help alot with the stuff I have found on here.Thanks alot keep up the good work. Ricky Bowles rtbowles@hotmail.com


Date:
1/7/01

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nice site. thanks for the info. Xavierfans@aol.com


Date:
1/8/01

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Thanks. Very helpful to us rookie coaches!


Date:
1/8/01

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geat site ! i'm coaching a bunch of wild 6th-graders, and i hope to teach them some basketball, too. keep up the terrific work !! billdlee2000@aol.com


Date:
1/8/01

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Needed some help ..I live in Wisconsin and just finishing my first season for the girl's club, they were bad..never listened, never wanted to follow the plays.. so I hope to learn some new plays from your site, I start The Boy's club tonight.

Thanks

Gary Floyd


Date:
1/8/01

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glfloyd69@yahoo.com...forgot to leave my email address...

Coach G Floyd


Date:
1/10/01

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Great site! Happened upon in by a Google Search. I have access to a laser printer at school and printed the book by Ed Riley. Thanks for the opportunity to know more!


Date:
1/12/01

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Great Site.....It has been very helpful for me in coaching my son's youth basketball team.


Date:
1/15/01

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Where can i find football plays for my high school football team so i can coach better and so that we can be a better team this year. joshuajay_482@yahoo.com

Sorry... I am totally ignorant when it comes to football!


Date:
1/24/01

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Dear Ser,

Thank You for this wonderful site...

Greetings from Republika Srpska

cix_be@yahoo.com


Date:
1/24/01

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Dear Ser,

Thank You for this wonderful site...

Greetings from Republika Srpska

cix_be@yahoo.com


Date:
1/25/01

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HI, AM I COUCH MARIO PARDO , FROM MONTERREY MEXICO , REWARD ABASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FOR THE GIRLS AGES 9-10 , PLEASE SEND ME INFORMATION A WWW.SAN ROBERTO.EDU.MEX. ( sorry for my english , but i can little letter or speak ) THANK YOU .


Date:
1/25/01

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HI, AM I COUCH MARIO PARDO , FROM MONTERREY MEXICO , REWARD ABASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FOR THE GIRLS AGES 9-10 , PLEASE SEND ME INFORMATION A WWW.SAN ROBERTO.EDU.MEX. ( sorry for my english , but i can little letter or speak ) THANK YOU .


Date:
1/26/01

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Laura Enos enos1@intouchmi.com


Date:
1/29/01

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Great site! I love the simplicity you encourage. I have coached young kids for years and my experience has confirmed your recommended approach - keep it simple and focus on the fundamentals. Even kids with almost no athletic ability will surprise you over a season. Be patient, stick to your plan, and think long-term. Let them make their mistakes - keep having your players pass to the open man - even if that kid has trouble catching the ball. It can be frustrating, especially for the better players, but they will all agree it is worth it in the end.

I will certainly encourage other coaches of young people to visit your site.

Keep up the good work!

Tom Pearce Grand Rapids, MI tpearce@gfs.com


Date:
1/30/01

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I love your b-ball site. Everything is good. I'm interested in getting the ball in bounds against excellent man to man pressure, and then advancing it. We don't have Shaq and Kobe to help us bring us it up. The other teams are much quicker, bigger and faster, so we have to be technically correct in what we do just to get it in. chuckosgood@drc.com


Date:
1/30/01

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Hey Coach, My Name is James Dominguez I am a J.V. Basketball coach at South Bakersfield High School in California. Do you have any Last second plays or plays vs. a box and one or dimond and one. Please e-mail me back. james_dominguez@khsd.k12.ca.us


Date:
2/3/01

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I found your site extremely helpful. I am fresh out of college with a teaching degree and am coaching my first 6th grade boys team. 1st challenge: being a woman coaching a boys team. As I'm sure you can see, to meet this challenge I must be on my toes and completely competent. Your site gave me great tips and not to mention, a load of confidence. I want to continue coaching and am having a great season thus far. Thank you for taking the time to develop this website to help people like me who know we can do it, but aren't afraid for a little help. Gretchen McWilliams-Howell whowell@rcvideo.com


Date:
2/5/01

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Coach Jordan, Great site. Wish I had seen it earlier in the season. I coach junior high girls and can use much of this information you have put together. Thanks. Dave S. bigslip76@hotmail.com


Date:
2/9/01

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I wanted you to know that you have awesome materials for all levels. These materials and tools were very helpful to coach our youngest basketball stars, ages 5 - 9. This is my first year of actually coaching youth basketball after many years of assisting. I've given your web site to many of my friends and all of them think it's the best literature for the veterans and rookie coaches out there!

Thanks again, Kenneth M. Waters, SSgt, USAF Arnold AFB, TN ken.waters@arnold.af.mil


Date:
2/20/01

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I looked over a few plays and found them to fit our team. Thank you for sharing them. I will be dropping by to check out any other plays/drills. gdlejune@att.net aka: wannabcoach :-)


Date:
3/2/01

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Phil Connor Director of Basketball Operations and Assistant Coach Point Loma Nazarene University 3900 Lomaland Dr. San Diego, CA 92106-2899 (619) 849-2764 fax (619) 849-2553 philconnor@ptloma.edu


Date:
3/3/01

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I think your site is great. I have used many of the plays that you have shown us and applied them to my coaching. I have been a youth coach now for 5 years, I follow the kids up every grade starting from kidnergarden. We have been very successful, with a record of 36-4 in the 5 year span. The Tigers and myself thank you for the plays and tips you have given us. Thank You, Jonathan Carter and The Tigers

Good job, coach! - Steve


Date:
3/13/01

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Hi, I am wondering if you could send me some stuff on the triangl offence to me at my e-mail addres at gregcordova @hotmail . com, thanks.

See the article in the topics menu - Simplified Triangle Offense.


Date:
3/18/01

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Just wanted to say thank you for all the great info. I just finished a season coaching 3rd grade girls Y-ball. I am hoping to read up as much as I can to prepare for next year. I love your site!!!

Gwen villi@clatskanie.com

Thanks, Coach.


Date:
3/19/01

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I'm looking for info on helping 9 /12year olds learn how to field grounders and catch pop ups, also some excercise drills that will help them do this and warm up.

Note: This site is dedicated to basketball coaches. Not to worry, though, I have connections. Here is a link to my baseball site. There are additional links there you can use.

http://www.alaskalife.net/sjordan/baseball/links.htm


Date:
3/20/01

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your site is tremendous coach jordan. i have used alot of your material for our high school team and i wish you all the best with the site. i will continue to use it for all of its valuable information and i hope to see some match up zone defensive stuff on it soon. lots of luck coachp. coachmcp@excite.com

Thanks, Coach. I'll consider the matchup zone topic.


Date:
3/22/01

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Hi, I just found your site from Coach Riley's basketball book posted on Powerbasketball. I haven't had a chance to look around yet but I'm sure it will be a good experience.

I have been coaching youth basketball for almost 11 years. It is a 6th grade boys team. It is a competitive league and a lot of the kids go on to play high school and college ball. I just started a not-so-competitive league of co-eds from 6th-8th grades also. That one is alot of fun also.

Thanks for sharing with the rest of us coaches out there!

Coach Robert rmncsaenz@hotmail.com California

Thanks for your note, Coach.


Date:
3/23/01

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Great page. I would like some suggestion on start a league. I have a girls team that played for me at a local park. They where not changlle by the girls at the park. Help


Date:
4/8/01

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emmymoochoo@yahoo.com.au great help with my basketball assignment in Yr 12 P.E Thanks


Date:
4/17/01

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Hey! I just wanted to thank you alot for this site it has helped me alot. NO, I am not a coach I'm a player. Those lay-up drills really helped me out alot. This site is awesome just keep adding more stuff because it has helped me alot to. Oh yeah thanks for that thing about parents MINE have quited down lol thanks c-ya.

~Lindsey Dishman~ P.S. Basketball Rules!


Date:
4/17/01

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Oh yeah the lay-up drills helped me and my friends at practice to lol!

~Lindsey~


Date:
5/14/01

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Hi Coach

Great site I go to it all the time but could you hit on post playing ? My son is 6'3" and plays in the post and we could use your advice and skill to make him better. I bought the Swish22 tape and like it alot to improve on his shooting. Keep the great job Coach,, Thank You Jeff Brow

My e-mail is --- jbrow@mint.net

There is an article - Developing Your Big Player - on the site.


Date:
5/18/01

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Hi my name is Joneese Deshay Taylor.You have a great page I was wondering could you please help me out and help me become a basketball player. I live in St.Paul MN.My address is 1220 Sylvan st #9 St.paul MN.Please hlp me im 12 years old.Im 5'8.My email is babej@bet.com. I just ned help getting in a basketball group please.You have a great website THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Date:
5/29/01

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Hi I LOVE your site!!! I have a question...I am on a middle school basketball team and well...we haven't had the greatest season. So everyone on the team is kinda bummed and depressed thinking that there is no hope for us now. I have been cheering them on and saying "good job" or "nice try", but I don't think that it is helping much. Is there anything else that I could do to pep them up? Please help!

Thanks, Brooke #32

GO LADY WILDCATS!!!! GO NUMBER #32!!!!!! (#32 that's me!)


Date:
5/29/01

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WOW! GREAT SITE! THANKS! BYE!


Date:
6/11/01

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I COACH 8 AND 9 YR. OLD TACKLE FOOTBALL, AND I WOULD LOVE TO FIND A INEXPENSIVE SOFTWARE TO DIAGRAM FOOTBALLS PLAYS FOR BOTH OFFENCE AND DEFENSE. ANY IDEAS OUT THERE?

LET ME KNOW AT WILLIAMTRANK@AVENEW.COM

THANKS MUCH

Sorry, Coach. I only know basketball.


Date:
6/19/01

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coach, i have a chance to coach girls high school basketball. i have a month to get ready for it. is to much paper work to much! i can't sleep at nights! please help tom thank you!!!!

No better to way to start a coaching career than to jump in - good for you. Use my site for info. Email me with questions. Steve


Date:
7/6/01

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avigz@zahav.net.il


Date:
7/27/01

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Thanks for the time and effort in putting up the site, its very helpful and informative. Great site !!!! Greetings from Prague, Czech Republic darko@atlas.cz


Date:
8/13/01

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Simply great. This sit give relevant information that is usable and easy to understand. Well done. Trevor Griffiths at Togriffiths@hotmail.com


Date:
8/27/01

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Coach, I really enjoy your site. Last year I checked in about once a week at least. I used your Alaska offense and we had a lot of fun with it. Over the summer we moved to a different state, and much to my surprise I ended up with a coaching job. I will use your site again this year, keep up the good work. Right now I am having problems accessing all of the topics, is this just my computer or are you doing some work on the site? Don Richardson DECSRN@aol.com


Date:
8/31/01

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Date:
9/2/01

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this is my first visit here and Im very keen to gleen what I can. Its very comforting to find that most of what I try to teach my kids is correct. thanks, these sites are essential for those of us that are open to learn more eficiant and efective ways to teach good skills, convincing kids that learning the right skills will help them emulate thier hero's and turn thier teams into winners is evan harder. thanks. John carbone giov@alphalink.com.au


Date:
9/2/01

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Coach, I have been checking your site for the past year or so and have really enjoyed it. I have used some of your ideas with my programs here in North Dakota. Keep up the great work!!! (I'm not very net savy but am learning.) Jason.Ermer@sendit.nodak.edu


Date:
9/6/01

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Thanks for the info coach will sticky209@yahoo.com


Date:
9/14/01

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Could you tell me what has happened to b ball Chalk Talk? I have not been able to connect for the last few days. Iknow you are involved on the site and hope you can help. By the way your site is very interesting as well .Thanks dfhearn@roadrunner.nf.net


Date:
9/21/01

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great page !!!!!!!!! congratulation from méxico.

tcanizal@campus.qro.itesm.mx


Date:
9/23/01

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hi, j want the real website


Date:

9/28/01

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i need a couple of football plays that could be used for a middle school for 6th graders.

Sailormercury09@aol.com

Sorry, I'm a basketball/baseball guy. I am quite ignorant about football. - Coach Jordan


Date:
10/9/01

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Hi, I'm a 15 year old who has just started coaching under 10's. I want the boys to win but also have as much fun as possible. I'm wondering if you could possibly help me by telling me how to substitute players and when to call time outs and so on. And I would also like to say that I thought your sight was terrific and has already helped me alot from just one visit. Any way thanks very much. Liam whispery_dick@hotmail.com

email sent 10/10/01


Date:
10/11/01

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I'd like information on coaching pee wee football. My email is juanso@delriolive .com

Sorry, I'm a basketball/baseball guy. I am quite ignorant about football. - Coach Jordan


Date:
10/26/01

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This is an outstanding site. I will put it to my favorits. Guy Bormans basketball coach Belgium

gbormans@skynet.be


Date:
10/31/01

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Lots of great info. Thanx Blue Pride 4 Life


Date:
11/13/01

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HI, I believe that as coaches they should not only teach the sport, but they should teach the students a life learned lesson. With this you can have a good connection with the people you are coaching. You will be considered a good coach. I can honestly say that I had one "Good Coach," in high school. I could talk to her and learn lessons about life and basketball. My coach was Stephani Gray. She is great. If every coach had a quality like hers then every player would probably be more coachable and respect you as a person and a coach.

Future Coach, Angellica Grayson

Sounds like you'll be a great coach. Good luck.


Date:
11/24/01

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how do you coach women to score in games opuene90@hotmail.com


Date:
11/24/01

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Date:
11/24/01

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I am coaching 3rd. & 4th. grade basketball . I havent coached at this level is there 2 or 3 simple offense plays Thanks Darren a_vulga34@yahoo.com

 


Date:
11/25/01

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Steve,just surfing by.It`s been a while since my last visit.Keep up the good job! Tommy H from NC bballLover@sportsaddict.com


Date:
12/8/01

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GOOD MATERIALS , STEVEN HINTON


Date:
12/11/01

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What are CYO rules about playing time in 4th grade boys basketball??


Date:
12/11/01

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Franco Moncur Grand Bahama, Bahamas Coach of under 15 girlsand boys as well as ladies amateur team

Been here twice loving it no Email address yet. Thanks for the resource.


Date:
12/16/01

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Great site coach ....

One question: Do you have any tips on getting kids to guard their player quickly after a transition?

stever@epulp.com


Date:
12/20/01

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Thanks for the input. I am coaching Jr. High Boy's basketball in Buffalo, SD. This is my first year of coaching so your website has given me many great ideas.

Evan Davies evanjdavies@hotmail.com


Date:
12/25/01

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nice site one of the links leads to a porn site....i believe its www.*.com

Thanks - I found it and deleted it. - slj.


Date:
1/3/02

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I LOVE THIS SITE. Coach's Notebook is easy to navigate and it has useful information. You should be commended. Zig Kauls Mounds View H.S. Arden Hills, MN 651-633-6800


Date:
1/4/02

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I think your site is very well done and informative. I am coaching 7th/8th grade girls in a traveling league. I wish I had the practice time to teach them all that is contained on the site. dmarcus@shapiro-croland.com.


Date:
1/6/02

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Theres this kid named Morgan Adams at Greenfield central high school. I want to know how he is doin call up the coach for me.His name isCoach Carmony. I bet you will have a laugh on how good this kid is.


Date:
01 Mar 2002

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This is a test


Date:
06 Mar 2002

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Tommy Denson Dyer Middle School Dyer, TN 38330 densont@ten-nash.ten.k12.tn.us


Date:
11 Apr 2002

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Hi yes this is my 1st year having my own basketball team and it felt great . With the help of this web site we were 14-9 and we went to the championship and won. I coach at Irmo High School in columbia Sc.


Date:
19 Apr 2002

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good job


Date:
08 May 2002

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games


Date:
16 May 2002

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This is my first year coaching peewee football. I was wondering if you have a playbook for offense and defense. If so could you let me see it some how. My email is dgreen@cueroisd.org

Answer: try www.oskie.com


Date:
22 May 2002

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Triangle Offense - Just wanted to tell you that your post player is too high. In Tex Winter's triangle the post should be on the low post (on the line of deployment)

Answer: Thanks, your correct ... the drawing will be changed.


Date:
29 May 2002

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what up?

Answer: Not much, what's up with you? Coach Jordan


Date:
30 May 2002

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hello sir,

i need good reference ideas for spoken english

id:sathya010us@yahoo.com

Answer: I am not sure what you mean. Send me a more detailed email at sjordan@alaskalife.net


Date:
23 Jun 2002

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hi


Date:
08 Jul 2002

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great site! only problem...having trouble getting "topics" to appear...some semm to come out, but others don't (& I'm following your directions, but maybe there"s something I need to do differently)..any suggestions?

barry helprin (coach613@aol.com)


Date:
18 Jul 2002

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Please send me some information about program or course in college or univ. Are there programs for people to study coaching where I can gain coaching knowledge? I'm an adult team coach in Korea. And I need to study English first, and I'm planning to stay U.S. for one year. Thanks My email; kgs624@hotmail.com


Date:
27 Jul 2002

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I am a beginning softball coach for girls ages 9-12. I would like to get some materials on teaching the basics. I'm not sure where to look. Thanks jlhartwell@frontiernet.net Any advice would be greatly appreciated


Date:
01 Aug 2002

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Mr. Jordan, I am sure the results of your Top Ten Bad Habits Survey will very interesting. Two of my biggest pet peeves were left off of the list though. 1.) When players do not hand the ball to the officials. and 2.) When a player is on the floor team mate or opponent and no one helps him up. By the way your site is fantastic! Keep up the good work. clint152@yada-yada.com


Date:
17 Aug 2002

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Coach, Great information i think I can use this with my team U-14 Highstown spirit, my biggest problem is getting the men to box every time. any sujestion . Gary s. Williston E-Mail Karen talk1@aol.com  gary ..........s

There is a rebounding article on this site (see the topic menu) and also check out the article Multi-Skill 20 Drill. It has a great way to isolate and reward rebounding fundamentals. - Coach Jordan


Date:
12 Sep 2002

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i wish to know where can i found some offensive materials webpages from the net in order to complete my assignment. coz i need to discuss this topic. thank you!!

dolphin_wars@hotmail.com

Read the articles I have already written. They are listed in the topic menu in the upper right hand corner. Then look at my links page. There are many good sites there that have information you can use. - Coach Jordan


Date:
24 Sep 2002

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Whats up my name is maceo mask i'm 16 teen years old i'm a sohpmore this year at crockett high school class 3A I am a great basketball player i scored 55 points as a freshman and 50 points as a 8th grader I am 6'2 weight 175 i play Three man and Point Guard i just need somebody to come look at me its seem's like nobody care and i'm a smart student, but even though nobody lookin at me right now i'm goin to keep my head up and play some basketball 4 life.

you can call me at 1-936-544-7616 or email me at reddevil_mvm@hotmail.com or lilmase_15@yahoo.com


Date:
27 Sep 2002

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hello my name is jay rowell and i play for oxon hill jv football team and i maintain a 2.00gpa im 63 210pounds benching 270 and im in the 9th grade and i am looking for a good college to play for so if you are interested in a powerful linebacker then holla back my email is bodybynature15@yahoo.com


Date:
08 Oct 2002

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Hello I'm Coach Sam Harris of Crossland High School (4A) in Temple Hills Maryland. I am looking for a Christmas basketball tournament for my team to participate in between December 26- Jan1. We need 2 - 3 games. We have a 300 mile radius outside of Maryland. Please contact us ASAP if you or any tournament you know need a team. Thankyou

Coach Harris 443-928-3170 301-449-1888 Please call.


Date:
17 Oct 2002

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Please E-mail me a stat sheet thank-you. Could not navigate to your site for some reason . e-mail me at cmrbolden@aol.com


Date:
17 Oct 2002

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Please E-mail me a stat sheet thank-you. Could not navigate to your site for some reason . e-mail me at cmrbolden@aol.com

Sent 10/18/02


Date:
20 Oct 2002

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lida2000961@hotmail.com


Date:
26 Oct 2002

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hi! UM.........this site is cool and stuff but there is nothing to do except write comments there is no chat room, music,games, virtual pets. NO NOTHING!!! PLEASE READ THIS!!!

OK - message read. The intent of this site is to help youth basketball coaches. I don't believe music, games or pets (grin) will help that cause. I am not online constantly, so chat isn't too helpful. I suggest that coaches log on to the discussion board called Chalk Talk which may be found at http://www.worldofsports.com/


Date:
05 Nov 2002

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I am new at coaching basketball and I am interested in finding some easy an fun drills for 3rd grade girls

Try the Drill Master available on my front page - lots and lots of drills. You'll need to peruse through it to find the drills you think are appropriate for your team. The Drill Master is indexed and hyperlinked for you convenience. - Coach Jordan


Date:
10 Nov 2002

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Great Stuff! Thanks for sharing. It's nice to see information usable for teams other than HS or College. My 7th grade girls will be able to use lots of this.

kramirez@saffordusd.k12.az.us


Date:
10 Nov 2002

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Great Stuff! Thanks for sharing. It's nice to see information usable for teams other than HS or College. My 7th grade girls will be able to use lots of this.

kramirez@saffordusd.k12.az.us


Date:
10 Nov 2002

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thanks for the site, do you know where i can find a list of different plays i can use to teach my girls basketball team?? they are playing for park and rec please email me at talkwithterri@hotmail.com

thanks for your help


Date:
11 Nov 2002

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Steve- Could you send me a copy of your article? I coach an 8th grade AAU Boys team and we lost a tournament because of poor decisions against full court pressure. Do you have any rules for your two back players. Thanks! Dan Cremisino Forest Lake, MN email cremisino@aol.com


Date:
14 Nov 2002

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My name is Melvin McDuffie I play football I run a 4.51 in the fourty and I bench press 275lbs. Pluse I leg press 700lbs I squat 350 and I have a 3.0 gpa I weigh 180lbs Height:5'6 I get better every day. If you want to talk hit me at duffbal@yahoo.com


Date:
21 Nov 2002

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Great site!


Date:
21 Nov 2002

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My e-mail address is juanso@delriolive.com I'am the new Head Coach for the North Heights "CHIEFS". So what do you think of that? I'm opening for suggestions! Michael Arreola, could not have taken it all: and that was rude for us to belive. M. Arreola was a true player. He will always be. But we will be there for him allways. Thank you, Michael.


Date:
29 Nov 2002

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J. Henderson SussexTech High Lady Raven

Nice site Ambertheballer@aol.com


Date:
01 Dec 2002

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hey coach,

i'm a basketball player soon to be coach from ireland! i wanna teach my team the positions and way they need to play to have a chance of playing college ball in america.over here if we gotta tall guy/girl we just throw them in the key and don't teach them how to really play. could you send me some material to coach my big guys and girls how to develop into guards instead of them wasting an opportunity! thanks your book was very helpful to me. goggins444@hotmail.com


Date:
03 Dec 2002

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Dear Sir; You should give people more playing time on your downloadable games and more than a 30 day trial period. sweet cathy s@hotmail.com


Date:
05 Dec 2002

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Great page! I frequent it from time to time just to see what's new, pick up some coaching tips and information and sometimes just for a little insipration!

I'd like to get some thoughts on managing expectations. This year I have a very good 10 year old girls team. We have the potential and talent to compete and do well enough in our state to possibly go National (AAU). While I have confidence in my players abilities to learn and perform and my ability to coach against high level competition. The team has never competed on that level and I'm really not sure what to expect or how the team will react (some girls are playing competitively at this level or at all for the first time).

I like to take games one at a time, see how we develop and prepare my girls to be the best they can be. How best should I deal with high parental and organizational expectations so early in the season and not have players lose focus or be preoccupied?

Don't get me wrong its a great position to be in and I'm looking forward to it being a great year, it also may become a bit of a challenge to manage!

Thanks, CB from Baltimore, MD cercbrown@aol.com


Date:
08 Dec 2002

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This is a great website. This is my first year coaching hoops and this page is a perfect tool. Thanks a million for taking the time to put it together. -Bob (oharar@mishawaka.k12.in.us)


Date:
17 Dec 2002

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I just gotta knew team called the Comets. All the little boys are only 7 and have a short attention spand. Everytime i talk they start to look at something else. What should i do? i need help

Your coach.

Coach Billy Bob

Hold a short teaching session about listening skills. Many kids don't know how. Tell them to look you in the eye like men. If their attention wanders, stop talking until you have eye contact again. If they don't respond quickly, do something shocking like clap your hands loudly or say one of their names loudly.


Date:
17 Dec 2002

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Hello i have been coaching our varsity team for over 10 years. I think that it is time for me to retire but i dont want to leave my team. How do i find a coach that will carry on my duties properly?

Coach Jeff

It is time to groom a successor, hopefully one of your assistants. If you pick someone outside the program, bring them in and teach them from the ground up starting with your value system. Make it very clear that you want them to take over when they are ready. You should be able to fade back as your protoge gains confidence.


Date:
19 Dec 2002

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i need more plays that diffents and rebound and bring down the floor

garthboy@98@yahoo.com


Date:
03 Jan 2003

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Hey this is my first time coaching, and your site helped me out. Thanks, and keep up the good work!

Nick Dusil Marion, Iowa


Date:
05 Jan 2003

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Great new look for your notebook. As usual, the topics and articles are first rate. What a valuable resource! Keep up the great work.

Phil Gugliotti


Date:
10 Jan 2003

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i think you should get imformation on the vikings


Date:
13 Jan 2003

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Great job - very useful tips. I am a 5th grade travel team coach and I also run the youth basketball program in my community. I have been running youth basketball programs for over 10 years and have written a small paperback book called "Teaching Youth Basketball" - it is really a book more on how to run a program than anything else. You have some great dieas and suggestions in the book. Thank you cfox@access995.com


Date:
18 Jan 2003

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basketball plays for kids 9-12 years of age.


Date:
24 Jan 2003

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Whoa, dude! This is the best website I've seen on coaching Youth Basketball yet! It had EVERYTHING I was looking for - even down to the scoresheets and contracts! Thanx alot - this will make my second year coaching a bit more sane. Christopher * Morris County, NJ

You're welcome.


Date:
24 Jan 2003

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Sorry, forgot my email: falcone4mpsa@yahoo.com


Date:
26 Jan 2003

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Excellent work, Coach. I didn't find a strategy on how best to beat a full-court press that uses a trap. Did I miss it?

Arnie whill001@earthlink.net

Read the article Press Breaker. Best way to beat a trap? Stay out of it by passing earlier.


Date:
26 Jan 2003

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My daughter is just picking up the game. She is a forward and in the seventh grade. Where can we go for help. I want her to learn positioning, vision, rebounding, and hook shot.

Any camps for teaching?

rhpage@cwnet.com

Auburn, California


Date:
27 Jan 2003

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Hey Coach!

Top 5 things to teach beginning basketball players ages 5-7 ?

Lori Lei Lessley lllessley@aol.com

Ummm, lets see... dribbling, passing, floor spacing, shooting layups and free throws. Oops, what about defense? Staying between the man and the basket, defensive slide steps, defensive stance, watching your man and the ball at the same time, keep the butt towards the baseline. I'd mention boxing out, but they're probably too young.


Date:
30 Jan 2003

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im coaching a girls league, 5th and 6th graders, and would like a couple of easy offensive plays to learn. profmdx@directvinternet.com thanks

Go to the article Easy Offensive Sets.


Date:
01 Feb 2003

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Thank you.

Have used some of your material and found it very successful.

Coach Vollman billvollman@hotmail.com


Date:
02 Feb 2003

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I need help on making my west coast offense playbook

Football or basketball? If you need to copy a basketball play, you can print my plays but take a moment to read the copyright notice (front page). You must include the name of the site as the source for your reprint.


Date:
02 Feb 2003

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Outstanding site. A must have bookmarked site ! I have been coaching for 3 years after ten years of refereeing high school, college, and pro basketball. I have picked up great pointers and ideas here in just my first visit.

You are a good man Steve Jordan. This is a first class basketball site, very easy to navigate (I'm involved in selling e-commerce software), and your unselfish and 'put the game and kids first' attitude shines forth.

God Bless You. DAN SNELL SHAWNEE KANSAS

Thank you for your comments. Coach Jordan


Date:
04 Feb 2003

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Hello, My name is Greg I recently saw a team work real hard to come back and take a 4 point lead with less than 2:30 seconds left. They did not play smart and lost the game due to a half court trapping press. What is the best way to intelligently break a half court press.

Usually, the key is to have a player break into the middle of the court to receive a pass, then act as a hub to distribute the ball to teammates moving into open areas. The half court trap is just an extended zone. When teams are losing, they are forced to come away from the basket and gamble for the ball. An experienced team takes advantage of this defensive advance using backdoor cuts and "give and goes" to get behind it and score.


Date:
04 Feb 2003

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just thought i would say thanks for the wonderful drills i have learned through your website. you have a great setup and look to this site. will eller


Date:
04 Feb 2003

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I am a 70 yr old grandpa watching my grandson starting to learn basketball. In my day I played a lot even into college until lab time conflicted with sports. We live in a small town in northern Minn. and the kids are being coached by young man that breaks a lot of your rules. The history of the school is one of producing poor teams. If you were to come into this situation where would you start to build a program? What defense? What offense? How to motivate kids to get involved? Your site is great. Thank you. richardb29@yahoo.com

No coach is required to follow "my rules" and I do not feel my way is the best way for all coaches. I am wary of criticizing other coaches who likely may be more effective than me. As to your question of starting a program, it needs to start in the elementary schools. Imagine a community where all the basketball coaches know each other and are willing to cooperate. There are leagues for the elementary and junior high kids to play in. The high school coaches offer clinics for the young kids to attend. The younger team's coaches instill man to man principles and teach fundamental skills first and foremost. Young players learn to read and react to defense instead of running plays. By the time these kids get to high school, they'll be years ahead of where they are now. Motivation won't be a problem because they love basketball already. Thanks for your comments.


Date:
06 Feb 2003

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which of these two plays would you prefer against a man to man the pick and roll or the give and go. gweg5@hotmail.com

Both of these plays are indispensable. Give an go is much simpler, but the pick and roll has more flavors to it, so I suppose I prefer the pick and roll.


Date:
06 Feb 2003

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I WOULD LIKE TO BECAME A COACH FOR HIGH SCHOOL IN BALTIMORE HOW WILL I COME TO DO SO. COLE4MAN20022000@YAHOO.COM

I coached rec ball for about ten years. Then I started at the high school level by volunteering my time for a few years. First I kept shot charts and then was an assistant coach for the C team. After a couple years of that, I was named head coach for the C team. Three years later, I got the JV job. It takes time, but as long as you're working with kids its the right place to be.


Date:
10 Feb 2003

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Hi my name Akelah Matthews from Oceanside, California, my question is if I who played with 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and I'm a 4th grader, could I be on the NJB all net team? National Junior Basketball-

please call me at (760) xxx-xxxx

Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Date:
16 Feb 2003

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Best basketball coaching site that I have found yet! Great job! Jeff


Date:
16 Feb 2003

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Yuo have covered some topics that I have never read anywhere else and I really value your opinions. I hope that you will keep up the good work so that others that may come behind me can benefit freom your expertise. I have read so maany books on basketball that I can't keep count. I am glad that I joined this coaching group. Thanks a much. Yours in sports, Daniel Freeman


Date:
27 Feb 2003

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Hi, my name is Blair and I go to Louisiana State University. This semester I am taking a Coaching Basketball class and I was wondering if you could answer a few questions that I have. First of all, I was wondering what your philosophy is on coaching. I am doing a research paper on different coaching techniques and programs. Another question I have is what do you think the most important thought regarding the game of basketball you can leave with a child at the end of the season. The last question I have is "What is the greatest challenge you face as a coach?" I would greatly appreciate for you to email me back at Blair1599@aol.com Thank you so much, Blair


Date:
27 Feb 2003

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Thanks for the site. Im a 21 year old guy who wants to coach when i get out of school and this site gives me plenty of great ideas and information. I live in Virginia and anyone with any ideas or coaching opportunities email me, DTryon22@msn.com


Date:
02 Mar 2003

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sakkas@bezeqint.net-- hi ,my name is Sergio i'm coach for child in Israel, i want say you thanks for make this beatifful page for us , i say again thanks for give us material for make the development of basketball in the world !!!.


Date:
02 Mar 2003

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COACH CIP HERE, I WLL LIKE TO TAKE THIS TIME TO THANK YOU FOR HAVING THIS SITE AVELABLE TO US THE BOOK MARK INSPIRATION HAS BEEN VERY HELPULL TO MY TEAM THIS SEASON AGAIN THANK YOU


Date:
03 Mar 2003

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Coach Jordon,

The information I found on your page was great. I have just recently begun coaching basketball and am eager to learn more about the game and how to teach it to young players. Thanks you for your efforts in presenting so much material!

Ron Sutherland


Date:
12 Mar 2003

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Hi, I ran across your website while trying to find a scoresheet to download off the web. I have to give you tons of credit for what I think is the best, "most down to earth" basketball website I've ever seen. The work/time you must have put into it (to get it to where it is and to keep it updated)....I just shake my head in disbelief. I realize that there are many many basketball websites out there, but this one is fabulous. I can truly appreciate what you have done here. Just amazing! :)

I started (in 1989) and still run the Central Massachusettes Youth Basketball (Travel League) - CMYBL. Over the years this league has grown to include over 300 teams each year (5th - 8th grades - boys and girls divisions) from @ 60 towns. A few years back the league became too large to manage (165 teams) by myself so I split the league into a North and South division (NCMYBL and SCMYBL). Last year due the growth in the northern section I split the North into a Large town and Small Town division. There are now 3 of us running this league. I currently run the small town NCMYBL division. My league website is www.ncmybl.com. On the website are links to websites for the other two divisions. I'd like very much to have your permission to create a link on my website so coaches and players within my league can access your website...I know they'd really appreciate the wealth of information you've accumulated....again, what an amazing website...you are an inspiratoin to all of us who volunteer our time and hearts to coaching and organizing youth sports...thanks and keep it up!


Date:
13 Mar 2003

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what are two basketball defences


Date:
16 Mar 2003

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We are coaching 2nd grade girls and hope to get some fundamental offensive plays that we can run.


Date:
17 Mar 2003

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the best up and coming young boxer at the moment in my opinion is 15 year old Patrick Waites his recent displays have been notjing short of dazzaling. he has the boxing skills and strenght let alone the fitness to go all the way in next years schools. in a recent bout he was robbed. he will progress to be an exallent senior and i for see him winning the ABAs when that time comes but lets not get a head of your selves

patssypoo@tiscali.com

Well, you never know what some folks will write in your guest book! - Coach Jordan


Date:
18 Mar 2003

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can you provide any info on grade school pee wee girls basketball rules? or how i can speak to someone above our county personal.

What is the name of your pee wee girls organization? Is it a YMCA league? CYO? BCI? All of these groups may have their own rules sets. If its a national organization, you may find a web site with posted rules. If it is a local league, you'll need to discover the source of the rules yourself. Ask the person who is the gym coordinator where you play, or the score keeper.


Date:
21 Mar 2003

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Hi there, just man to say "hello". You bulit a great site - keep it up. Many greetings


Date:
27 Mar 2003

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2003 USAREUR JUNIOR GIRLS CHAMPIONS BAMBERG MAGIC THANKS FOR THE INFO, I HAVE BEEN COACHING FOR 12 YEARS. AFTER MY MILITARY CAREER I PLAN ON MOVING INTO HIGH SCHOOL. THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO. SEE YA NEXT YEAR AND THANKS FOR HELPING THE BAMBERG MAGIC BECOME CHAMPS. SHILL20799@AOL.COM COACH HILL


Date:
29 Mar 2003

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Thanks for the excellent articles on Playing Time and Developing Your Big Player. As the parent of a 6' tall 13 year-old who is trying to learn the game they were both extremely helpful! Great site!


Date:
08 Apr 2003

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Coach burns the team on the last game right? i was jus wonda . but that boy Robert he has a adatuide


Date:
08 Apr 2003

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Date:
20 Apr 2003

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Dearest Pastor Jim and the Team. Happy Easter to you and your family and your church. Yes I celebrate wonderful Saviors Resurrection to day in Lahore.

We hope you also will be celebrating wonderful Saviors Resurrection in USA.

All people saying you Happy Easter to you and your family and your Church.

I am also praying and awaiting anxiously eyes with you very soon for doing the good work in Lahore/Pakistan with the your Ministry in future for the Jesus Christ. And especially remember us in your prayer our up-coming 24th April program for the 2000 thousand Pastors Conference time mourning time 8-3 and one day healing crusade time 6-10 evening in your daily praying. Your photo is very beautiful .

You say my hello to your Family and your team.

God Bless you and your family.

Your Brother, Senior Pastor Anwar Fazal. Email address: incelm2005@yahoo.com


Date:
29 Apr 2003

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Keep up the good work. This site has help me a lot.


Date:
07 May 2003

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hello


Date:
12 May 2003

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Our community just got a new gym. A little late for b-ball this year but next year I hope to be involved with a grade school age children. metroken67@yahoo.com


Date:
17 May 2003

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About baseball for the young. My personal oservation after numbers of fustrating games in the stands is that the coaching selection process needs to be revisited if you want to develop the potential talents of future players in Rockaway township. I don't have knowledge about the way coaches are selected and I know that they give their time free. But it would more beneficial to the kids to have someone who has the know how of the game to teach them the proper way to play each position and always be teaching them as the game continues. Explaining to them why is not a good idea to have a lefty playing any infield position except first or pitching. I could go on but you get the idea. There is more potentialy good players that are not given the proper instruction they become discouraged and go on to otherthings. Baseball is a wonderful sport that every kid can play no mater what his physical apearance is.

Thank You for the oportunity make this comment No1Broom@msn.com


Date:
18 May 2003

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Coach, I am the Head JV Coach at my school. I coached Rec. League for 3 years and was highly recommended for the High School level. My question is this: during tryouts, what type of drills or any specific things I should be looking for in a athlete. And once I have chosen my team how do I go about releasing the rest of the girls politely. Last year we had 56 girls tried out, this year we expect more. I'm asking you because the Head Varsity Coach and I really don't speak much, his objective is someday to get the Boys team. I think that is unfair to the girls on his team. But that is a totally diffrent issue.

Thanks for your help DC

rdc4ever@myshorelink.com


Date:
27 May 2003

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cool site man. This is he coolest thing ive ever seen. Peace man green peace all the way


Date:
29 May 2003

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I'm coaching our department's women's basketball team.Thanks for the infos & ideas. They're indeed a great help with my coaching. Thanks a lot.

Dean, 19, Philippines wexlerslaboratory@india.com


Date:
04 Jun 2003

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my coach is a beautiful and nice guy he's also a minster. We are having an awards for softball but this man has been throw alot with me and my family pass. I graduate and i would a poem to say thank you so everything. He also put me though pitching school when my mom didn't have the money I apprecate everything he's done for me even when my uncle passed


Date:
25 Jun 2003

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Excellent Site! Looks great; is very clean and professional. A great addition to info pages on the subject as well! Thanks for making it available to us all!

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Date:
04 Jul 2003

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Caoch Jordan,

Best Video pick for all the main topics. For all us poor Coaches who cannot get to good camps!

Keith Henman


Date:
10 Jul 2003

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I have an 8yr old son who wants to play basketball, i live in the Fort Meade area, i need to know about a basketball camp. My e-mail is dary_price@hotmail.com. Can u hepl me? Thanks in advance.


Date:
24 Jul 2003

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i am looking for a girls and boys militaery school for my 13 year old girl who really want to go . please if you have any info send it to me. P.S not the ones for bad kids


Date:
25 Jul 2003

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This is one of the best website I have ever seen concerning basic and start-up basketball program. I should be visiting this site as often as I can. Thank you.

rudy sinon fairfax, virginia


Date:
04 Aug 2003

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Date:
07 Aug 2003

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Date:
12 Aug 2003

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Iam having trouble coping some stuff off your page . there is a lot of stuff i would like to print help. jewfish666@excite.com any help would be great . thanks coach damon naples fla.


Date:
12 Aug 2003

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Iam having trouble coping some stuff off your page . there is a lot of stuff i would like to print help. jewfish666@excite.com any help would be great . thanks coach damon naples fla.


Date:
14 Aug 2003

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Date:
18 Aug 2003

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Date:
03 Sep 2003

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Can I throw freethrows using only my right eye

sincerely,Crystal Leija

Answer

That will be difficult unless you use your hands, too. If you mean shooting free throws with one eye closed, I don't recommend it. Your depth perception will be affected. However, I have known players who were visually impaired (only had full use of one eye) who shot well, but if you have two good eyes, use them!


Date:
14 Sep 2003

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Our school was contemplating cutting kids from Basketball at 5th and 6th grade. The position was that our school was not competitive enough, and we should not dilute our teams by keeping the lower talent. I found this misdirected. My points were that you should not deny a single kid the chance to play at this age. At 9 and 10 they are just learning about any sport. To rule them out now for what will be likely the rest of their life is short sighted and wrong.

The next excuse I was given is "well there are not enough coaches". I solved that by volunteering.

They have decided to divide teams by talent. I will be getting the "lower level talent".

My Basketball experience is playing a couple years, highest level is freshman high school. I do know the rules, and have an athletic background. But I have very little game experience to pull from.

Can you give me suggestions on how best to start with these kids, what to emphasize, the basics to focus on, How many plays are reasonable to have.

At this point I know I did the right thing, but I certainly do not want to let these kids down. Any advice and help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Joe

Response: You definitely did the right thing by stepping up and volunteering to coach. Its people like you that make life better for our children. Thank you for that. Now, to get started, don't worry about plays. You have the "lower level" kids, so what they need is fundamental skills training more than anything else. Teach them man to man defense (I have a couple long articles on this site you can use) and for offense spend time learning shooting form (Tom Nordland's video is great - see Reviews article), ballhandling and passing. There is an article here called Basic Plays that covers the pick and roll and the give an go. These are two-man plays that are essential to basketball players. If you can teach these basic plays, you'll have enough to get started offensively and you will have given them something they can use and refine the rest of their playing days. Feel free to email me for more information. Just keep the questions specific and I can be more helpful. - Coach Jordan


Date:
25 Sep 2003

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I think you all should reconize the top prospects in Memphis, such as the BaseBall players of shelby-county because they have true talent for this 2003/2004 Baseball season players like Vernon Baymon a second base man who runs a 4:3 40 he is very fast and makes big plays for whitehaven high or even that Kevin Cox felllow From Fairly high he's good They are no dougt the best in Memphis and are the talk of the town both are Seniors and can't wait to play each other rivals the bigest game of the year for those two guys.


Date:
26 Sep 2003

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dear sir

how are you and your family over there with hope all is well with you and your family please i will like to have your full contact address and your company name and also you fax number and your phone numbers . well please I am vernatius ugiri with hope you will forward all your private contact to me and i will like you to pormise me that your going to send me letter of I .v t to me so i came come over to you country and this with full of pormise.thank you and i will like you to call again i am happy may God bless you and your family over there my regards to you family with love please this is my e mail contact address vernatius_ca@yahoo.com . please note. i we likey to know about you company . you know iam new in your company so i will like you to do all this i am saying about thanks best regards vernatius ugiri


Date:
26 Sep 2003

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dear sir

how are you and your family over there with hope all is well with you and your family please i will like to have your full contact address and your company name and also you fax number and your phone numbers . well please I am vernatius ugiri with hope you will forward all your private contact to me and i will like you to pormise me that your going to send me letter of I .v t to me so i came come over to you country and this with full of pormise.thank you and i will like you to call again i am happy may God bless you and your family over there my regards to you family with love please this is my e mail contact address vernatius_ca@yahoo.com . please note. i we likey to know about you company . you know iam new in your company so i will like you to do all this i am saying about thanks best regards vernatius ugiri

Sorry - if I posted my phone number, people might actually call me. - Coach Jordan


Date:
02 Oct 2003

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Hey.My name is Carrie Boone.Im 14,and go to Northwood High school and im a freashman,and i start at point on the Jv Northwood Panther Basket ball team,You might hear girls say they are the best but you have not seen any thing til you come and watch me play.I no you have heared these saying before.but you have not seen any hting till you come and watch number 20 on the Jv Northwoood team.


Date:
08 Oct 2003

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Nice site! You should check out www.buyautomotive.com They have, car covers, classic car covers, car bras, classic car bras dash mats, tonneau covers , seat covers, tire covers, floor mats and many other auto accessories and products at excellent prices. I think it would be good to add this link to your site. www.buyautomotive.com Butch M. Waingro

- OK, and what exactly do our sites have in common that would be served by a link exchange? - Coach Jordan


Date:
08 Oct 2003

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This is a great web site...thanks for a the information. Even the review information...its great to have on paper vs in the cobwebs of my memory. Pat McBride..Coon Rapids, MN Taveling Basketball..Ottawa56@aol.com


Date:
16 Oct 2003

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Dear Sir, I'm in hk coach, i would like to know "Motion Offense" & "Shuffle offense".Thanks!

David Lau lauchiman87@yahoo.com.hk

Try the Motion Offense on this site. For the Shuffle, go to http://members.tripod.com/~cldj/main.html - Coach Jordan


Date:
21 Oct 2003

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Name: Lyndsay Lynn Miller Age: 17 Grade: 12th

Seniors Rule!!!

Lyndsay_Lynn@Hotmail.com


Date:
25 Oct 2003

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Great tips for coaching youth!


Date:
28 Oct 2003

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hi my name is Sarah i would like to know when the next basketball tryout are. i am in homeschool and would love to play basketball. i was going to tryout at south middle school but i went to homeschool. if you could email me back at anglepie2@hotmail.com

thanks sarah


Date:
31 Oct 2003

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how about a newsletter?


Date:
06 Nov 2003

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Dear Steve, I am a first year JV girls basketball coach. I have read several of your articles and have found them so informative and helpful. Is there a book I can buy of these articles or is it possible to download them. Thank you so much.

Ginny Garofalo Pasadena, California


Date:
06 Nov 2003

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Dear Steve, I am a first year JV girls basketball coach. I have read several of your articles and have found them so informative and helpful. Is there a book I can buy of these articles or is it possible to download them. Thank you so much.

Ginny Garofalo Pasadena, California


Date:
06 Nov 2003

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Great site, do you have any plays for beating zone defenses, I coach 4th and 5th graders Doug Cannon Watsessing School Bloomfield,NJ doug.cannon@fds.com


Date:
07 Nov 2003

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This site is Awesome.....I have promoted it to my house league coaches...has there really been no feedback sicne 1999?? You have provided an invaluable resource to parent/coaches everywhere!

Kevin - kdvols@yahoo.com


Date:
13 Nov 2003

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Howdy Coach, Last year I was given a head coach of an eighth grade basketball team. Having not coached basketball before your website was invaluable for drills to prepare my team for the season. Thanks for sharing with us, I hope I can contribute at a later date.

Hadley Foster Jr. Lytle


Date:
13 Nov 2003

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HI, MY NAME IS JUDITH I LIVE IN PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS, AND LOVE FOOTBALL EVEN THOUGH I AM A GIRL. I DON' T LIKE PLAYING WITHOUT OTHER GIRLS BECAUSE I FILL DIFFRENT IF I DON' T. I AM A GOOD RECIEVER, BUT AM A GOOD KICKER IF I USE MY SPEACIAL BALL. I WICH I COULD FIND A GOOD TEAM WITH OTHER GIRLS. I WON'T FUFIL MY DREAM IN LIFE IF I NEVER PLAY FOOTBALL, BUT MY DAD SAID THE FOOTBALL TEAM HAS TO BE CLOSE TO HOME BUT HE STILL WONTS TO APROVE OF IT BY LOOKING AT THIS,BUT I WONT SHOW HIM YET. MAYBE YOU COULD TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR TEAM. I DON'T HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS BUT MABEY YOU COULD ACT AS IFYOU WERE SOMEONE WRITING A COMMENTAND YOUR CODE NAME BE COACH AND I FIND YOU ON THE LIST OF COMMENTS PS. PLEASE WRITE ME BACK AND TELL ME IF YOU HAVE A GIRL ON YOUR TEAM AND LOTS OF OTHER JUNK, BY.


Date:
13 Nov 2003

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HI, MY NAME IS JUDITH I LIVE IN PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS, AND LOVE FOOTBALL EVEN THOUGH I AM A GIRL. I DON' T LIKE PLAYING WITHOUT OTHER GIRLS BECAUSE I FILL DIFFRENT IF I DON' T. I AM A GOOD RECIEVER, BUT AM A GOOD KICKER IF I USE MY SPEACIAL BALL. I WICH I COULD FIND A GOOD TEAM WITH OTHER GIRLS. I WON'T FUFIL MY DREAM IN LIFE IF I NEVER PLAY FOOTBALL, BUT MY DAD SAID THE FOOTBALL TEAM HAS TO BE CLOSE TO HOME BUT HE STILL WONTS TO APROVE OF IT BY LOOKING AT THIS,BUT I WONT SHOW HIM YET. MAYBE YOU COULD TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR TEAM. I DON'T HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS BUT MABEY YOU COULD ACT AS IFYOU WERE SOMEONE WRITING A COMMENTAND YOUR CODE NAME BE COACH AND I FIND YOU ON THE LIST OF COMMENTS PS. PLEASE WRITE ME BACK AND TELL ME IF YOU HAVE A GIRL ON YOUR TEAM AND LOTS OF OTHER JUNK, BY.


Date:
14 Nov 2003

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Hi, its Judith again. I'm writing to make it more clearly about how you can contact me sines I don't have an E-MAIL address. So here is what you can do. First get on what I am on and type what ever you want to type to me and you can address yourself as coach and I'll go down the list of comments and find your name which is coach and see what you have to say to me and thats how we can keep in contact. Well there are a couple of things I left out yesterday when I E-MAILED you. I am 9 years old and have a mom dad and older 12 years old brother.

PS. So I can notice your E-MAIL have your first words be Hi, my name is coach.


Date:
15 Nov 2003

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hi steve


Date:
15 Nov 2003

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see more plays about high school basketball.


Date:
15 Nov 2003

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see more plays about high school basketball.


Date:
16 Nov 2003

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Hi,

I love this webpage. I have started coaching this year and have found this website both interesting and useful. With this I have managed to turn an average team into title contenders in the under 16's league.

Thanks again, and keep up the good work.

Dennis


Date:
20 Nov 2003

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Date:
03 Dec 2003

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you ugly


Date:
11 Dec 2003

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Especially appreciate the comments, advice on playing time, handling parents. One thing we would like to see - maybe some comments FOR parents on handling playing time situations, etc. - that is, helping the player cope, how to approach the coach to ask if there something your child needs to work on, etc. Situation - our son has suddenly found himself on bench-warming the entire game (along with 5 or 6 others) on a 7th grade junior high team with 18 (yes, 18) players. Because he is a decent player (not a superstar), well-behaved, bright, and has fortunately had excellent instruction, he is beside himself and can't understand what's happened. We are trying to keep him encouraged, but we see the writing on the wall and don't understand it ourselves, but do not interferes(we are not "sideline parents" - we teach respect of the coach regardless and maturity in handling such things). Perhaps some comments for other parents or coaches in handling this would be helpful. Thanks for a very informative website.


Date:
16 Dec 2003

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thanks for help this site is a lot of help

klthurmon@hotmail.com


Date:
26 Dec 2003

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Date:
05 Jan 2004

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Great Site! I love it. I've been coaching 11-12 and 13-14 year old boys for 10 years and I still learned a great deal from this site. I'm going to take advantage of the Coaching tips and new drills immediatley. Thank you and I appreciate all the hardwork. I also have some nice drills, full-court presses, press breaks, and offensive plays that I'd be happy to give to you. Simon eslara34@hotmail.com


Date:
08 Jan 2004

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mohamedaboelinin@hotmail.com


Date:
11 Jan 2004

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hello! i love this site!

fr Philippines!!!!!

deanrosero@india.com


Date:
12 Jan 2004

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i'm a new coach for 3rd and 4th graders i was coaching 1st an2nd graders uwemonster@aol.com


Date:
20 Jan 2004

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i think andy orellana should play more games than keith because look at the game last year when keith played he made the team lost more with him playing and when andy played yeah ok they didn't win but he tryed much harder so think about the team ok

adderss is dash1953@ juno.com


Date:
20 Jan 2004

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i think andy orellana should play more games than keith because look at the game last year when keith played he made the team lost more with him playing and when andy played yeah ok they didn't win but he tryed much harder so think about the team ok

adderss is dash1953@ juno.com


Date:
21 Jan 2004

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1st time coach, 7th grabe boys, this site has helped a ton-thanks Adam in Reno, NV


Date:
21 Jan 2004

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Just wanted to say that I think what you have here is an excellent site with alot of good information. I pass this site around to most every coach I know in southeast and it's their miss if they don't log on. Thanks again, Dane Vincent Middle school girls and high school jv girls Wrangell, Alaska portprotection@hotmail.com


Date:
23 Jan 2004

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hi coach , I am doing a scool project on the sport of basketball . I am havind a hard time finding a picture of a game setup w/ the players & rules. Can you help me out . Thank you Billy from Selden New York you can e-mail at auntsandy513@aol.com


Date:
23 Jan 2004

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hi coach , I am doing a scool project on the sport of basketball . I am havind a hard time finding a picture of a game setup w/ the players & rules. Can you help me out . Thank you Billy from Selden New York you can e-mail at auntsandy513@aol.com


Date:
26 Jan 2004

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Date:
26 Jan 2004

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this is an awesome resource for all coaches and parents, thank for your hard work!

j.mccadam@cablespeed.com


Date:
26 Jan 2004

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Great site ---- I am learning a lot after coaching my daughters for 8 years. thanks --- JD kreid


Date:
26 Jan 2004

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Great site ---- I am learning a lot after coaching my daughters for 8 years. thanks --- JD kreid

jdkreid@aol.com


Date:
27 Jan 2004

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Date:
29 Jan 2004

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matt_hew_brownell@yahoo.com

This is my first year of coaching, and I found it harder than I expected. I played basketball in highschool so I figured i knew enough, but I did'nt. This sight has helped me so much, Thank You.


S. L. Jordan
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