This basketball drill will focus on creating an up-tempo pace on the court and is great to do right after your players warm up. Creating this fast pace starts in practice.
In sports, we often have the right idea when we go to the weight lifting gym, but don’t execute properly. Most of the exercises we find on“ the internet and in
The drop step, in my book, is tied for the most important move for a player to have in the post. If a player has a reliable hook shot, and
While working out with a partner is ideal, many times we find ourselves in outside of ideal situations. Learning how to get as many shots up in a short amount of
The pick and roll is my favorite play in basketball - bar none. It's combination of possibilities in the two-man game, combined with some good off-ball movement is close to
Being able to see the pressure coming from the defense, calmly find the opening, and execute your offense is extremely valuable. Most players will panic when they see the double on
Reading the pick and roll may look like an art, with the array of beautiful passes and dribble moves guys masters like Steve Nash and Chris Paul use; but in
As a former power forward, I believe that toughness and aggressiveness can go a long way down on the block - especially when it comes to rebounding. That's why I put
http://youtu.be/qP3yzE5N-jc While we had a chance recently to check out the art of passing into the post, it is just as important for our point guard to be able to get the
http://youtu.be/nyRrXjaJS_g As a coach who's had the blessing of having some very talented wing players on my teams, but who believes the right way to play basketball is from the inside out,
Here are a couple of drills I use often in my practices. The first one is a good drill to get in shape early in the season. The Illini drill allows each player the opportunity to be a sprinter and a shooter.
Here's a drill we use almost every practice. This drill accomplishes several objectives: Conditioning, Speed dribbling, and lay-ups at full speed under "game-like" pressure, and defense. The second drill, 3 on 3 Cutthroat is a great way to teach the transition game.
This is a great drill that kids love since it's a game situation. Defense must box out, max of 3 passes before shot. Drill focus is to simulate scoring on
This is not a new drill but a good one. It is in my "oldies but goldies" file. My middle school players love it the best out of most of the drills, to the point if I do not use it in a practice, they want to stay after to do it.
Here is something we do at or near the end of practices. The kids are crazy about the drill. We do it as a competition and call it the Gettin Down and Dirty Drill. This drill is physical, creates great conditioning, and teaches players to get ahead of the dribbler.
This is drill that I use all the time. We all know how important it is to make the lay-up in games and this drill adds a little pressure and competition to perfecting the skill. It's called " 25 in 2". It is great for practicing the running, passing game and it puts responsibility on all team members to execute.
Here’s a favorite conditioning/defensive footwork drill. It’s called 1000 MPH. Needless to say,it’s fast paced and gets a lot of players involved.
I find that kids focus and compete better in drills if the drill is a competition. SO..I try and break up into smaller groups "teams" and run drills where they compete against each other. This Rebound Competition is one of the favorites.