If you’re going to do individual instruction and do it correctly, you’ve got to have a real emphasis on conditioning.
My team isn’t a big sprint team unless you lose something in practice. We’re not going to run a lot of sprints at the end of practice, suicide wise, but we feel we’re getting some great conditioning out of this individual instruction.
The Dribble Drill
The first basketball dribbling move is the inside out. Then we’re going to go to the hesitation dribble. Then we’ll go over to the stutter dribble. Then we’re going to go to the stutter crossover dribble.
You, the coach, will stand right above the 3-point line. The player will come right at you and make the inside out move. Then he’s going to get in the lane and instead of just taking it in for a nonchalant lay-up, he’s going to take it in on the defender.
We try to work on pulling up, if he doesn’t come out of the lane, we try to work on a straight lay-up, or we try to work on a slide shot, which is simply this: We’re trying to get the ball out in front. You’re trying to get inside him by jumping outside of the paint area, squaring your shoulders to the backboard, and going up and shooting the ball.
And this is a great way to draw contact, get inside of him, get the ball out in front, get both shoulders squared, and go up into the backboard, shoot it high off the glass for a lay-up.
As soon as your players makes that move, miss or make, he’s going to take the ball out of bounds or out of the net and come right at coach again. And he’s going to make a strong inside out move at the coach. Next, he’s going to sprint all the way down past half court.
Then we’re going to come back and do it on the left side. So we’re going to go right side to left side and we’re going to work on those four dribble moves.
One key point to keep in mind is that the ball’s out in front every time.
At the point of contact, the player should explode off of the coach. That means the dribble can’t be on your side.
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