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.
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.
If you are going to coach, at some point, you will be in the situation where you have the ball out of bounds with little time left on the clock and need a 3. What do you do?
In all the years I have been coaching, I have met a lot of people, learned a lot of basketball and have seen a lot of games.
I am always getting calls and messages asking my opinion, answering questions and mentoring other coaches. Most of the discussions center around X’s and O’s. We discuss offenses, defenses, plays, etc. I have come to realize that the X’s and O’s are such a small part, and probably the least important part of coaching. I know that is heresy, for a coach to say plays aren’t important and it’s not that they are not important, but in my experience I have found many other things to be more important.
Challenging your ball handling makes all parts of your game better. Here we make a series of quick crossover dribbles into a jump shot. Try "Single Crossover Over The Top Jumpshot."
I can’t say all, but I will say most, players and coaches want to run some type of fast break game. It’s fun, exciting, and can be devastating to your opponent. But, like any other offense, you have to plan and practice it for it to be productive.
Have you ever noticed that in today’s world, you talk to someone and the intent of the person you are speaking to is not to understand, but to reply? Nowhere is that more true than in dialogue between player and coach. Players always feel like they are being attacked. Coaches always feel like they are being questioned.
As coaches, we try to prepare our players for every possible situation they might face in a game. When we teach skills, we try to present things that that will help our players to excel in every area. In our desire to create a formidable basketball entity (team or player), we don’t realize how complex we make the game for players.
Taken individually, what we teach is not complex. However, once we start adding plays, options, contingencies, reads, film sessions, adjustments, etc., we take a simple task and make it extremely complex. We needlessly add to their cognitive load. We fail to consider the "Consequence of Choice."