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.
Driving the ball and keeping it low on changes makes you quicker and more effective with your dribble. Here is a progression to help drive the ball, change dribble and get your jump shot. Be sure to get back to your shooting foot.
This is a condensed version of perimeter workout progressions with the emphasis being on using an inside pivot
Great for ball handling, decision making and conditioning, "5 Man Weave, 3 on 2, 2 on 1" is a great drill for all teams. Recognition of offensive options in various stages of the break will increase your effectiveness.
Running in transition creates a great advantage for the offense and also creates a problem when you don't get a quick shot. In this "Full Court Transition Drill," the objective is to flow right from your advantage break into your half court offense.
"Drive Middle, EuroTurn, Jumpshot." When driving the middle, your defender will eventually have to get to your inside hip. When he does, use a front pivot to create space for your jump shot.
"Drop Step, Dribble, Layup." When you get the ball on the wing, use your body as a spacer. As your defender comes over the top to contest the pass, keep him there with your hip and drop step to leave him behind as you go to the basket.