John is a youth basketball coach who is having trouble with players missing easy shots.
From: “JOHN *******”
To: Coach Pat Anderson
Subject:[tag]Basketball Workout Drills[/tag] For [tag]Layups[/tag]
MY KIDS ARE HAVING TROUBLE MAKIN G LITTLE SHOT UNDER THE BASKET, ESPECIALLY OFF OF REBOUNDS. CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY DRILLS TO RUN TO IMPROVE THEM. WE WERE AT A TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND AND LOST IN THE FINAL BECAUSE WE COULD NOT PUT THE LITTLE SHOTS IN.
COACH PAT’S RESPONSE
Here’s a great drill I can recommend:
“60 Second Block to Block Drill”
– Split your team into pairs, with each pair going to a different basket with 2 balls.
– One player is the shooter the other is the rebounder. The rebounder places each ball on the block (low post area) on the ground to start
– The coach blows his whistle and the shooter picks the first ball up off the ground. He turns around and immediately shoots a layup, the moves across the lane to pick up the other ball.
– The rebounder grabs the rebound from the first shot and places it back on the ground. Meanwhile, the shooter has moved to the opposite block, picked up the ball and shot another layup.
– The rebounder grabs this second shot and places it back on the ground againn, while the shooter moves back across the lane.
– The 2 players continue in this fashion for 60 seconds straight
– Emphasize that the player concentrate and focus on making the shots successfully even as they get tired towards the end of the drill
Count the number of shots each player makes. Players must make a minimum number of shots or have to do 20 pushups.
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