Watch as Coach Stan Van Gundy explains his defensive keys for stopping the opponent’s best player. The keys include: stopping transition baskets, preventing cuts and making the player take jump shots, boxing out, and not […]
Watch as Coach Paul Kelly explains that opponents try to exploit mismatches and, by switching all screens, it will disrupt their offense. Coach believes that this is the most effective method based on limited practice […]
By: Ryan Goodson Originally Published in: Basketball Essentials Provided by: Human Kinetics When I watch youth basketball practices, I am confused when coaches use only the inside-foot layup. There are many situations in the game […]
Watch as Coach Frank Allocco explains and players demonstrate this defending ball screens drill. The player defending the screener must call out the screen and the player being screened must fight over the top. Adjust […]
Watch as Coach JR Blount explains and post players demonstrate these chair progression drills with emphasis on ripping the ball below your knees with momentum and exploding on the finish.
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Effective coaches devote considerable time to identifying and creating training activities for their athletes. But even the most creative and engaging […]
Most basketball players spend plenty of time on the court during the summer. With schedules that include travel tournaments, pick-up games and other skills training, it can be hard to get to the weight room.
But strength training is essential…
Watch as Coach Keith Dambrot explains and players demonstrate Beilein’s pre-practice drill.
Watch as Coach Avery Johnson speaks about overcoming adversity on and off the court. He encourages coaches to talk to their players about competitive spirit, being coachable, practice habits, and being a good teammate.
Watch as Coach Bruce Weber explains and players demonstrate this free throw blockout drill. The opponent’s best rebounder must be double-teamed and the player on the opposite side of the best rebounder blocks out the […]
By: Kevin Sutton – Georgetown Univ. Provided by: Basketball HQ Scoring on out of bounds basketball plays either from; Baseline Out of Bounds (BLOB) or Sideline Out of Bounds (SLOB) are a great potential scoring opportunities for […]
Perhaps no move in basketball is more devastating than the crossover. Players like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Derrick Rose consistently embarrass defenders with this one simple move. To build their crossover skills, most players focus on…
Watch as Coach Joe Wootten explains and players demonstrate this finishing pro hop drill.
Watch as Coach Jamie Dixon explains and players demonstrate this special situation touchdown to score play for use with little time remaining on the clock.
Watch as Coach Joe Abunassar explains and players demonstrate this individual shooting drill working on the curl and fade cuts for both perimeter players and bigs.
By: Andy Bronkema – Ferris State Univ. Originally Published in: Time Out Magazine Provided by: National Association of Basketball Coaches One thing we choose to spend our time on at Ferris State is rebounding. We […]
Watch as Coach Mike Procopio explains and players demonstrate this 3 on 3 no dribble development drill. Players must use ball movement, cutting, and screens to get a shot.
Watch as Coach Dave Love explains and a player demonstrates this shooting drill that places a shooter in an uncomfortable position due to contact. The shooter must keep good balance and get up a shot.
By: Lee Rose Originally Published in: Winning Basketball Fundamentals Provided by: Human Kinetics Sometimes the simplest plays are the most effective ones. The box set can be highly successful and easily disguised. Players need to […]
Over the years the Flex offense has fluctuated in popularity among both high school and college coaches. We at Elizabethtown College have run the flex with a great deal of success for the past twenty-one years. As a head high school coach for…
Watch as Coach Russ Willemsen (South Alabama) explains and a player demonstrates this 2 ball single move box dribbling drill.
Watch as Coach Josh Gamblin explains and players demonstrate this motion set that generates ball movement and fake action when the offense is stagnant.
Watch as Coach Joe Wootten explains and players demonstrate this ball handling workout that will improve hand speed, eye-hand coordination, and overall quickness.
Coaching With an Appropriate Leadership Style By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Leadership is generally defined as a process of influence. A coach’s leadership style, then, comprises […]
Basketball point guards are some of the best athletes in all sports. They possess incredible speed, quickness and jumping ability, yet they have the physical strength to battle with bigger and strong defenders. To improve at this position, you…
Watch as Jason Papalio explains and players demonstrate a balance drill, using a Waff balance pad, that works on core stability as well as ankle strength and mobility.
Watch as Coach Greg McDermott explains and players demonstrate a transitions circle drill that creates defensive situations where individual defenders are not guarding the man who is guarding them.
Dribbling with two basketballs at a time is a useful way to improve your handle and expose potential weaknesses in your off-hand. Two-ball dribbling drills…
In basketball, first-step quickness is vital to success on the court. Optimizing your first step will allow you to create separation and help you make transition plays more…
Watch as Coach Ryan Pannone explains and players demonstrate proper technique when executing a pro hop.