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Episode 157: Mark Cascio, Modern Basketball At The High School Level
Episode 15731st March 2021 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Mark Cascio, Godfather of Player Development

In this week's coaching conversation, successful high school coach Mark Cascio joins the podcast to discuss modernizing high school basketball offenses.


Coach Mark Cascio enters his 15th season as a head basketball coach and his 9th season at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, LA. During his tenure at Catholic High School, the basketball program has experienced the unprecedented success of 5 District Titles and 3 Final Four Appearances. 


Prior to Catholic High School, Coach Cascio became the youngest coach in the history of Louisiana to win a State Championship when he led Christian Life Academy to a 2012 Title. His tenure at CLA also included another Final Four Appearance and back-to-back-to-back district championships. Prior to becoming a head high school coach, he served at the youth, high school, and AAU Levels.


Over the years, Coach Cascio's success and style of play garnered attention from coaches at all levels. As he began to network with coaches around the country, he became passionate about sharing the game. He now provides modern mentorship for modern basketball through his business, Courtside Consulting.


In the last year, Coach Cascio has conducted hundreds of webinars and traveled the country leading clinics for coaching staffs ranging from Professional to High School levels.


1:00 - Modern Basketball at High School Level

4:00 - Developing Freedom

6:00 - Modern Spacing

9:00 - Holding a Spot

13:00 - Valuing Two's and Three's

15:00 - Domino's

18:00 - Tow-way Coaching and Spacing

22:00 - Shot Clocks

26:00 - Protection Plans

30:00 - Process of Developing Players

34:00 - How He Incorporate Skills

37:30 - Concept of a Protection Plan

41:00 - Important Key Performance Indicators

45:00 - KPI and his Program

49:00 - Specific Conditioning Skills

51:00 - Counter Opponent Strategies

53:00 - Four-out vs Five-out Debate

56:00 - Hybrid System

59:00 - Concept of Mount Marginal gains

1:02:00 - High School Program Perspective

1:04:00 - Finding Solutions

1:07:00 - Conclusion

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