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Jab Step to Shot Fake Drill

Purpose: To work on and develop the jab step and penetration into a jump stop, shot fake, and jump shot. This drill can be effective in team practice and is also a great drill for individual workouts. Drill: Set up 3 cones along the three-point … [Read More...]

High-Low Post Drill

Purpose: To teach the post players the basics of flashing to the high post and then looking for the low post teammate on a pass or for their own shot. Drill: This drill uses four defenders set up in somewhat of a box zone. The drill starts … [Read More...]

3 Quick Hitters vs. a Triangle and Two

It isn't often that you come across a Triangle and 2 Defense, but if and when you do see it, you will want to be able to run something simple against it. The following diagrams discuss three different quick hitters that can be run against a … [Read More...]

3 High Sideline Play

The '3 High' sideline out of bounds play is a nice play to utilize when the basketball is taken out at about the free throw line extended or below. When the official hands the basketball to #1, #2 sets up his defender and then cuts hard across … [Read More...]

Diagonal Play

This box set quick hitter makes use of a diagonal screen and a cross screen to get a scoring opportunity from the low post. To initiate the play, the point guard, O1, takes it on the dribble to the left wing. O3 sets a diagonal screen and O4 … [Read More...]

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Spartan Ball Handling Workout

This basketball ball handling workout is a set of 5 drills that will greatly enhance a player's ability and confidence in handling the basketball. Several of the drills also have the player go through multiple moves or options. The 5 ball handling drills in the .pdf … [Read More...]