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.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 01:04

Simple Hints to Improve Your Low Post Play

Few positions on a basketball team are as important and as difficult to play as the post position. Too many times post players lose opportunities due to over analysis and over-thinking as those that are lost in the post.

Post play is a position of action and reaction. Once you get the ball, time spent thinking about what to do is opportunity lost for the player. Below are some hints that might help your post play.

Rebounding is one of the most important, yet underrated skills in basketball. Of all the uncertainties that exist in basketball, the one constant is there will be missed shots. Whether a team shoots well or shoots poorly, often the winning or losing team is determined by what happens to the shots that are missed. The team that gets most of the rebounds gets additional offensive opportunities and that often translates into more points on the scoreboard, which usually means wins.

Becoming a better rebounder is simple and you can get there in 3 simple steps.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 16:40

Shooting the Offensive Foul Shot

Whether you are in a situation where you have a poor foul shooter on the line or you are in one of the "miss – rebound" situations to tie a game, your opportunity to score does not have to end with a missed foul shot.

Thursday, 22 November 2012 17:41

3-2-1 Shooting

This is a great drill for repetitions and a variety of shots.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 17:55

Intensity Jumpshot/2nd Dribble Change (Video)

Intensity Jumpshot with a 2nd Dribble Change is one of the advanced progressions in the “Intensity” series. It combines conditioning, changes in direction, ball handling and jump shooting.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 20:10

Step Thru 1 Dribble Jump Shot (Video)

Step Thru 1 Dribble Jump Shot isolates the 1 dribble jump shot while ripping to the baseline using step thru footwork.

Monday, 19 November 2012 21:53

Hornacek Shooting Drill

This is a drill given to me by Raja Bell, then of the Utah Jazz. He learned it from Jeff Hornacek, one of the best shooters in the history of the NBA. We used it when Raja was recovering from a knee injury and we had to get him ready to play

It provides high repetitions and, when done properly, great conditioning in a very short period of time.

All sets are 10 shots. 2 sets are shot using that number of spots.

Want to become a better defensive team? Practice these fundamentals before you get to the court. If you want your players to understand what they are trying to accomplish and to work as a team, you have to lay out a plan.

These are the things that I think are important and want all my players to know

Friday, 27 January 2012 23:45

Rebounding – A Matter of Emphasis

Basketball coaches all over are looking for ways to improve and trying to find ways to sure up the things we believe we are weak in. One are that I hear about over and over again is rebounding. There is not a week that goes by when someone doesn't ask me, "How can I improve my teams rebounding?"

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 20:10

Step Thru 1 Dribble Jump Shot (Video)

Step Thru 1 Dribble Jump Shot isolates the 1 dribble jump shot while ripping to the baseline using step thru footwork.