Monday, December 9, 2013

Attacking zones

Here's a file that I put together on attacking zone defenses.  I apologize for the scratchy handwriting! My writing is not great.
Attacking Zones

Monday, October 28, 2013

Transition Drills

Here I've posted a couple links to Transition Drills. These are some drills I've liked lately.

 Navy Drill

Cluess 5 Man Fastbreak Drill

5 on 3 + 2

Full Court Chasing Drill

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Player Rating Excel Sheet

Good day coaches! Today I'm posting an Excel spreadsheet with three different statistical rating systems. This can be used on a game to game basis, or at the end of the season you can input your stats to see who your most efficient players are.

The first Rating System is from Danny Miles at Oregon Tech. He's a legend up here in the Northwest.

The second Rating System is a close approximation of the NBA efficiency model. It's not exact, but it's close.

The third Rating System is the rating system I've used with my teams. It has weights in different spots, due to what I emphasize.

feel free to download and share.

Rating Sheet

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Free Stuff!

Here's a sneak peek at the drills that come with the Attack Basketball System below. The season is around the corner! Maybe you need a way to score more off your defense? Maybe you need ideas to increase your defensive intensity? The ATTACK BASKETBALL SYSTEM can help!Click here for Free Drills!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Free Attack Preview

Attached is a link to a free download previewing the Attack System! Click Here!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Over 200 pages of PDF Notes and Book-type stuff

Over to the right you can see I have my Attack System and 4 Out playbooks for sale. Right now I am offering PDF files of all 200+ pages of my basketball coaching stuff for $20. The Attack System is the high scoring system that I utilized to take my team one game from the state tournament.  The 4 Out playbook is 10 continuous offenses and 50+ sets that I've picked up, come up with, and adapted from my years as a coach. If you click the link below you can get 200 pages of stuff for $20. I will email you the PDF files once I receive your email confirming payment.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Triangle type continuity offense

Here is something you can run out of a secondary break look that is a slightly different continuous offense. Every player ends up playing all 5 spots through enough rotations of the offense. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday New Stuff

Here's my Monday post for this week. Its a man to man action that uses a post split and double screens to create shots for a number of different players.

In the first frame, you have your X cut off the high post. 2nd frame the post pops out and the weak side wing slides to the weak block. Third frame the weakside guard and wing set a double screen for the strong guard. 4th frame the same two screeners screen for the strong wing.  Finally in the 5th frame, there's a staggered screen for a 3.

Monday, May 6, 2013

VCU strength and conditioning

It's another Monday, which means it's time to post some stuff on the Coach Ferrier blog. First up, is a short YouTube video that focuses on the VCU Rams' Strength and Conditioning program. It doesn't give a lot of detail, but it can definitely give a creative coach some ideas for preseason conditioning

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cutthroat Defense Drill

another fantastic video showing a great defensive drill for developing a defensive mindset. Comes from the FIBA World video collection


How do you get kids involved in your program? Right now I am teaching at a public school in Washington (Skykomish School) that has a K-12 enrollment of 36. We have 8 high school students, 7 female, 1 male. I want to try and start the girls' basketball program, but I am not sure how to best convince these ladies to buy into what a girls' basketball team can bring them. We are losing 1 senior girl, gaining 1 8th grade girl, and 2 seventh grade girls are moving up to 8th grade, which means we can put them on the team as well. 
All 7 of our girls played on the volleyball team last fall, and did quite well, advancing to the district tournament for the first time in many years. A couple of the girls have (freely) admitted that basketball is "too much running" for them. 


I'm trying to create a culture up here that embraces opportunity for involvement and activities that can be enjoyable.

How do you convince potential athletes to come out?

Bob Hurley Practice Organization Thoughts

Here are some practice organization thoughts from the Gold Standard of High School Coaches, Bob Hurley

thanks to CoachPat30 for the great video!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Getting the shots you want vs. zones

How often does your team face zone defenses? It seems to be the current trend in high level basketball that teams are relying more and more on zone defenses to change the pace and tempo of games.

Attached here are some ideas on attacking zones. There are some "actions" you can run vs a 2-3, 1-2-2, or 1-3-1 zone to get shots.

Click on the link to download Attacking Zones from

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Been away awhile

I've been away from my blog for a long time. I have been lucky enough to have been teaching and athletic directing at a small school in Washington state. I haven't had a lot of time to post my thoughts and share things that I have put together. I'm going to try and put more useful things for basketball coaches on my blog.

But for now, I wanted to share a couple of fantastic resources:

First is the Men's Basketball Hoop Scoop. It's a blog with hundreds (maybe thousands) of downloads of coaching information. Coach Peterman does a fantastic job of obtaining information and distributing it.
This Link HERE

Another is Coach Preheim's Blog. I have "stolen" a few things from this amazing collection of information as well.
This Link

Finally, Coach Wayne Walters invented the SWARM defense. It's an innovative way of playing defense. I have purchased materials from Coach Walters, and it is Top-Notch. He also has free materials in the "purchase materials" section!
Check out SWARM Enterprises!

Keep your eyes on this blog for some more x's and o's

thanks for looking
Coach F