Watch as Coach Brian Field explains and players demonstrate this 4 around 0 no post player shell drill with towels. This drill emphasizes how to get into their triangles, closing the gaps and communication.
Watch as Coach Cornelius Mitchell discusses how AAU basketball coaches receive more credibility than High School Coaches and the reasons why he thinks this is unfair. He tries to combine the pluses of AAU basketball […]
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics The Pyramid of Teaching Success in Sport is a popular athlete-centered coaching philosophy framework. Legendary American college basketball coach John Wooden […]
Watch as Coach Andy Bronkema explains and players demonstrate this transition breakdown shooting drill. This is a timed five-minute, move-counter, move transition drill. There are five one-minute segments: rip drive and pull, fake rip drive […]
Watch as Coach Brian Field explains and players demonstrate this 4 out ball screen offensive option (slice). This option is used when the opponents are starting to take away options by denying ball reversal.
By: Joseph M. Hoedel, Ph.D. Provided By: Character Development & Leadership “All you guys have made me a better player. I wish I had a Sharpie, so I could write all your names on here […]
Watch as Coach Stan Van Gundy explains his #1 offensive must which is taking care of the ball. You tolerate turnovers from your top play makers on the court because you ask them to create.
Watch as Coach Jeremy Bialek explains and players demonstrate this shots on the move drill. This is a one and two dribble ball screen shooting drill that emphasizes spacing and shooting. It’s also a great […]
By: Joseph M. Hoedel, Ph.D. Provided by: Character Development & Leadership “My hunger is not for success, it is for excellence. Because when you attain excellence, success just naturally follows.” For the first time in […]
Watch as Coach Joe Wootten explains and players demonstrate this Cantafios shooting warm up drill. Players alternate from right, then left, receive a pass from under the bucket, and take a short jumper.
Watch as Coach Cornelius Mitchell explains that the number one challenge in dealing with parents is explaining that their child may not continue playing ball after high school. With financial pressures in today’s environment, it […]
By: Tony Bennett – University of Virginia Originally Published in: Time Out Magazine Provided by: National Association of Basketball Coaches At the University of Virginia we are committed to mastering the fundamentals of the game. […]
Watch as Coach Dana Ford explains and players demonstrate checking out and rebounding down. The emphasis is on all of the defenders checking and blocking out with the guards attacking the rim for the rebound.
Watch as Coach Ali Farokhmanesh explains and players demonstrate this warm up one-handed passing drill. The players must maintain a good stance and take one dribble and pass the ball. Variations can be added to […]
By: Steve Hardin with Lees-McRae College Provided by: Basketball HQ As a head coach you are always wanting to learn and improve. You should never get to a point in your career, or even life in […]
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.