Press defenses are generally employed to force the offense out of their comfort zone: to speed them up, to create chaos, to force turnovers. As an offense having to go against a press defense, there are some fundamental tips and guidelines you can follow to help your team beat the press. Attack the press. This goes to how you choose to beat … [Read more...]
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Here are 4 basketball drills that require two or three players. These drills can be done in workout sessions when you are working with multiple players or in team practice sessions. In the .pdf below, you will find the following basketball drills: Closeout to Help into 1 vs. 1 Deny Slides into 2 on 1 1 v. 2 from the Closeout Guarding … [Read more...]
This basketball shooting workout is geared toward the high school age level guard, however, these shooting drills are excellent for any position at any level. The workout contain 8 shooting drills, several with variations for additional moves. Finishing School Cone Line Series L-Cuts with Shooting Series 5 Spot Shooting Post Feed … [Read more...]
Here is a really nice baseline out of bounds play from the box set that UAB used to get a late-game 3-pointer. This 3-point shot helped them upset 3rd seed Iowa State in the second round of the 2015 NCAA tournament. Below the diagram and description of this play, watch a video clip of this great play. When the official hands the basketball … [Read more...]
From finishing moves to dribbling skills, the NBA Basketball Skill Workout will have you handling the basketball and scoring like a pro! This workout contains 8 scoring and ball-handling skills drills: Finishing School Finishing School (middle) 2 Step Change of Directions Jordan Drill 4 Cone Tight Spaces Drill Quick Reaction Triple … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice ball-handling, controlling, and protecting the basketball on the dribble. Also helps to develop vision and reaction. This is a fun youth basketball drill but can be used at any age (older kids will have fun because they probably played this when young). It's a fun way to end practice and also a great drill for camp … [Read more...]
In this clinic video, Holger Geschwindner, mentor and shooting coach of German NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki, teaches fundamental shooting skills and drills. Take the time to watch this video and be ready to take notes! Coach Geschwindner does a fantastic job of breaking down shooting and scoring by improving upon footwork, balance, finishing … [Read more...]
This is a basic pick-and-roll play from out of a 2-1-2 formation. The main purpose in running a pick-and-roll is to create size and speed mismatches. This play is simple to run as it can be executed at all levels of play to create a mismatch which will lead to an excellent scoring opportunity. For more pick-and-roll basketball plays from a … [Read more...]
The Flex to Staggered Screen basketball play is designed as a quick hitter from your flex set to create an opportunity for your shooting guard. As you run the flex a few times, O3's defender will start concentrating on defending the backscreen and flex cut across the lane. This play sets him up to be picked off by the staggered screen going the … [Read more...]
This basketball shooting workout is specifically designed for players who play the forward position. The Forward Scoring Workout contains 7 shooting drills that emulate game-type scoring situations. The drills found in the .pdf below include: Contested Mikan Drill Quick Ups Mid-Range Consequence Shooting High Post Quick Reads Pick … [Read more...]
This set of college dual guard shooting drills are essentially scoring drills. 3 drills are designed to help basketball players work on scoring off of different types of cuts. Each drill is diagrammed to show how to execute it with a partner and in solo practice sessions. The 3 scoring drills in the .pdf below are: Shooting off of a slide or … [Read more...]
The Kyrie Irving Scoring Workout is a series of 5 shooting drills that will help you become a better scorer. This series contains a variety of drills and moves so score off the dribble and off of screens like Kyrie Irving. The 5 scoring drills in the .pdf below are: Spin Move to Jump Shot Baseline Screen to Shot Attack the Hedge Iso … [Read more...]