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Questions about coaching youth and high school basketball individual skills, team defense and offense. Also questions dealing with teaching drills and team concepts, practice planning, program promotion and organization while helping players enjoy and appreciate the game of basketball.

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I coached high school basketball for 30 years, organized and worked with our youth development program, played college and high school ball. I've worked with both girls and boys and age levels from 3rd grade to seniors. I retired from active coaching after my 30th season (in which we won a state championship), but stay involved with the game by scouting and consulting. As a technology coordinator I have developed spreadsheets for statistics and created game programs.


Minnesota State Basketball Coaches Association Life Member.


BA in mathematics with coaching minor from St. Mary's University.

Awards and Honors

2004 Minnesota Coach of the Year for Class 4A, Section 2AAAA Coach of the Year, and Lake Conference Coach of the Year.

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Recent Answers from Dan Pelowski

2015-06-29 Is this a carry in basketball?:

You are correct in that it is not a carry if you do not continue the dribble. I have seen calls where an official anticipates the carry and blows the whistle early or calls a travel in the situation you

2015-02-23 Sports Bell:

I will assume your question was about using a sport ball rather than bell. While you can use one it will not behave the same as a basketball. It will probably bounce higher and may not be balanced. It

2014-01-13 3seconds:

A player only needs part of one foot in the lane for it to be three seconds.  However he only needs to lift that foot in the air if no other part of him is touching inside the lane, for the 3 seconds count

2013-09-25 Q&A:

2 Working with payers would want to improve and get better and love to play.  3. Dealing with those obsessed with playing time, scoring and limelight, rather than being part of a team.  Some parents fall

2013-09-24 Q&A:

Since I am retired my days are anything but typical.  When I was coaching and teaching during the season I normally got up at 5 and got to work by 6 to take care of preparing for my teaching responsibilities


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