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The Pack Line Defense was created by coaching great Dick Bennett. Prior to coaching at University of Wisconsin and Washington State, Bennett won back-to-back DIII national championships at Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Earlier yet, Bennett honed his Pack Line D by spending 10 years as a high school coach in Wisconsin where he actually coached my father’s…

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Tonight is the first day of varsity basketball tryouts and, while I played competitive basketball every season for almost 20 years, this will be my first go-of-it as a coach. After a nearly 10 year break from the game (besides low-quality men’s leagues), this will be my first time stepping back into the gym for…

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A consistent and increasingly loud argument across the basketball nation is that of the high school shot clock. Should we allow teams to stall and see final scores of 25-21 or force coaches to speed up play with a shot clock? So far 8 states have made the jump and have added a shot clock…

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Because age is such an important factor in how you run your tryout (if you’re a 3rd grade coach your tryout will look quite a bit different than a varsity coach) we’ve broken our tryout plans down into 3 main categories: Youth Basketball Tryout Plan (Grades K-5) Middle School Basketball Tryout Plan (Grades 6-8) High…

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Congrats, Coach. If you’re looking for a basketball stat sheet, you’ve likely made it through the preseason practice schedule and are getting ready for your team to start playing some games! …or not. Unfortunately, we’ve heard from 100s of coaches that they just aren’t getting what they want out of their stat sheet. When we ask…