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.

Diagonal Dive Down is one of the four was to enter the post. Using a drop step to get postion locks out the defender.

 Getting the ball on the baseline presents a unique scoring opportunity if you have the footwork to take advantage of the defender

 Coming from the baseline or the short corner, a quick front pivot and a power dribble gives you a scoring opportunity.

Using agility hurdles is a great way to improve your ball handling. A crossover dribble is great for creating space for your jump shot. Dribbling under an agility hurdle allows the shooter to get lower, quicker and become a better ball handler.

Dribble Drop Step Half Turn Jump Shot is a great compliment to the "Dribble Drop Step"to create space for your scoring opportunity

Friday, 25 April 2014 19:45

Strongside Dive Dropstep Seal (Video)

The strongside dive is one of the 4 ways to enter the post. In Strongside Dive Dropstep Seal, the post player simulates entering the post and using a dropstep to seal the defender behind him for an offensive opportunity.

Friday, 07 March 2014 17:43

Sideline Sprint Series (Video)

This sideline sprint series has great progressions for shot repetitions, footwork and ball handling. When done at high intensity, it is also great for conditioning.

Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:13

3 on 3 on 3 (And More) With Transition

Every coach that I know wants his offense to be run in transition. Running 2-on-1, 3-on-2, 3-on-2/2-on-1, 3-on-2-continuous drills are common place. I ran them as well. However, they never served the function that I wanted them to. 3-on-3-on-3, along with its progressions, is a great tool for sharpening your transition game, half court offense and even your defense.

Thursday, 30 January 2014 17:35

Cone/Hurdle Ball Handling (Video)

Working around obstacles is a challenging way to improve ball handling. Here, we mix agility hurdles ( to dribble under) and low cones to change speed and height of the dribble.

Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:58

Quick Dribble Change (Video)

Often times, when recieving the ball, especially on the run, the game demands quick and positive action. Quick Dribble Change is a drill that works shooting, ball handling, conditioning and is directly relatable to game situations.