Thursday, 09 April 2015 23:26

The Shooter's Dozen

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.

Published in The Mental Game
Thursday, 09 April 2015 01:27

Diagonal Cut High Post Series

Shooting from the high post opens up a world of possibilities.
Here, we make a diagonal cut to the high post and:
1. Inside pivot jump shot
2. Attack the overplay with a backdoor cut and a front pivot jump shot
3. Beat the help with a step through counter and attack the basket.

Published in Post Drills
Thursday, 09 April 2015 01:16

Post Workout 3

 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.

It's amazing what a little footwork, confidence and imagination can accomplish.

Published in Post Drills
Thursday, 09 April 2015 01:07

Block to Block Peel Back

 A common post activity is to screen away for the opposite post and peel back to the ball. If the cutter goes high, the peel back is low. If the cutter goes low, the peel back is high.Here we work on peel back options and footwork. It's also a sneaky way to work in some conditioning.

Published in Post Drills
Thursday, 09 April 2015 00:26

Diagonal Dive/Duck In Series (Video)

 Entering the low post from the wing, player dives to the block. He then uses a step thru pivot to get his inside shoulder and inside hip between his defender and the ball. He the steps up to receive the ball.

Published in Post Drills
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 20:38

Post Player Workout 1

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.

Published in Post Drills
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 15:24

High Post Series

This is a series where we are working the post player from the high post.

Published in Post Drills

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.

Published in Coaching
Thursday, 11 December 2014 15:37

4 Point Pressure Passing

This is a quick, very effective passing drill. By adding defensive rules, this can very easily become a defensive drill as well but, as presented, it is run to teach and practice passing under pressure and out of traps.

Published in Offensive Drills
Friday, 28 November 2014 18:27

Pass and Replace

Pass and Replace combines almost all skills involved in offensive basketball with a fast break mentality and conditioning. A great multi-purpose drill.

Published in Offensive Drills
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