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.

Curl - Fade Screen Combination is an excellent drill for working on coming off screens. It is also excellent for shot repetitions.

This is a great combination drill that works on a variety of skills. It simulates a player running up the floor on a fast break, taking a trailer jump shot and a low post shot.

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

Intensity Jump Shots excellent drill for shooting repetitions and for conditioning. It requires changes of direction, for game type movement, excellent footwork, for balance and speed and good conditioning. It also serves as a basis for many more drills that will allow you to work on a variety of skills.

Ball screens have been an intricate part of basketball for a long time. Even kids with no coaching eventually find their way to ball screens. But just like any other skill, understanding how and why will make your ball screens more effective.

For years coaches have been practicing situation plays. Putting time on the clock and a score on the board (20 seconds on the clock, red up 2) and saying, "Here is what we do now," has been used since Naismith. It is great for execution and it is easy to isolate the situation during a game by calling a time out.

However, I was never comfortable that I was able to teach key strategic principles between the beginning of the game and the end. There comes a time when the opponent ceases to be the other team and becomes the clock. For instance, there are shots that are fine (even encouraged) in the body of the game, but not when you are up 4 points with 45 seconds to go. That doesn't mean it can't be done, just that I was not comfortable with it. Here are a couple of things that have been great for me.

When I started coaching over 30 years ago, I like most others, ascribed to the notion, “make practice like the games.” In fact, as coaches, we try to make practice harder than games.

It made sense. When practice is more challenging than games, the games become less difficult and, theoretically, the games become easier and players play better. As my belief in many situations, I think that many coaches take action without first evaluating what the results might be. This is the way they learned so this is the way they work it, whether it was effective for them as a player or not.

Basketball coaches love statistics. Many coaches, and TV commentators, seem to believe they tell an accurate story of a game. Winning coaches use them to pump their coaching ability and losing coaches use them to explain where their players let them down.

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?"