Don Kelbick

Don Kelbick

Coach Don Kelbick has had 27 years of coaching experience, 25 at the college level including 14 years as a head coach and 10 years as a Division I assistant including stops at Hofstra University, Marist College, Keene State College, and Florida International University. In 2 years as a high school coach, his teams produced 6 Division I players and was ranked #1 in Florida 28 out of a possible 34 weeks. In addition to coaching he has scouted for NBA teams, including the Knicks and the Hawks, and served as a general manager in the USBL.

Thursday, 09 April 2015 23:26

The Shooter's Dozen

12 Things That GREAT Shooters Do

After many years of working with some of the best shooters in the world, I have learned that not everyone shoots the same way. However, there are some common threads, mostly mental, that run through with all great shooters.

Thursday, 09 April 2015 01:27

Diagonal Cut High Post Series

Shooting from the high post opens up a world of possibilities.
Here, we make a diagonal cut to the high post and:
1. Inside pivot jump shot
2. Attack the overplay with a backdoor cut and a front pivot jump shot
3. Beat the help with a step through counter and attack the basket.

Thursday, 09 April 2015 01:16

Post Workout 3

 A condensed version of a recent post workout. Most of the drills are there (missed the fast break trailer series), just cut out the breaks and the extra reps.

It's amazing what a little footwork, confidence and imagination can accomplish.

Thursday, 09 April 2015 01:07

Block to Block Peel Back

 A common post activity is to screen away for the opposite post and peel back to the ball. If the cutter goes high, the peel back is low. If the cutter goes low, the peel back is high.Here we work on peel back options and footwork. It's also a sneaky way to work in some conditioning.

 Pushing the defenser to the basket line with a drop step and a power dribble, shooter pivots on his inside foot for his shot.

Thursday, 09 April 2015 00:39

Post Player Footwork Warm up

An active, relevant, skill oriented warm up not only gets layers ready to play, but helps them improve quickly.

Thursday, 09 April 2015 00:26

Diagonal Dive/Duck In Series (Video)

 Entering the low post from the wing, player dives to the block. He then uses a step thru pivot to get his inside shoulder and inside hip between his defender and the ball. He the steps up to receive the ball.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 20:38

Post Player Workout 1

A condensed version of a recent post workout. Most of the drills are there (missed the fast break trailer series), just cut out the breaks and the extra reps.

Fast Break Low Block, Block to Block provides great opportunity to work on conditioning, fast break and low post play all in one drill. Simulating a fast break action, shooter runs up the floor and then turns to attack the basket on the break. Shooter makes a diagonal cut to the block, as if on the break, receives the ball for his shot in the low post. Shooter then makes a block to block cut, as if the ball was reversed, and receives a pass for a second low post play. A great conditioner.

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