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Post player skill development session

Run multiple cutters to the same general area, which provides you an offensive advantage and makes match-up zones struggle in their quest to defend you. Why use this shooting drill Today’s post players need to be adept at coming high into sets, handling the ball and passing to teammates. This… Read More


Spread Out & Create 1-On-1

When you have a player capable of catching a long pass, turning and beating the defender 1-on-1, this is the perfect play to run. WHY USE IT Many great full-court, lategame sets involve lots of screening, quick passes and player movement to create an open shot. This play uses those… Read More


Develop Smarter Passers

The 4-on-3 ‘Tight Corners Drill’ encourages smarter, faster passing as the offense attempts to use its numbers advantage to beat the defense. WHY USE IT Improve passing with high energy drills utilizing defenders. SET UP Each team has at least four players although only three at a time play on… Read More


"Trap Drill" Forces Fast Decisions

Prepare your players for the chaos and frustration of facing a double team by having them execute smart passes, which lead to fast breaks. WHY USE IT Double teams frustrate ball handlers. Give them the confidence to break them by drilling the importance of smart decision making. SET UP One… Read More


Perimeter Passing Sets Up Post

Get your big man into the action by reversing the ball, clearing space and setting up an isolation on the block WHY USE IT A lot of the focus in the 4-Out Motion is on the perimeter players but reward your post for all his or her hard work by… Read More


Near-Side Screen Sets Up Rim Lob

Run fake action coming toward the sideline inbound to create space and set up a backdoor lob at the rim for a game-winning shot WHY USE IT Run fake action coming toward the sideline inbound to create space and set up a backdoor lob at the rim for a game-winning… Read More


Practice Perfect Passing To Increase Scoring

The best basketball practices I’ve attended always feature a lengthy segment dedicated to passing. Passing moves quickly. Passing pushes the tempo. Passing has a gracefulness to it. Sure, dribbling is critical to success but those drills typically feature one player pounding the ball. And, you can’t score if you don’t shoot well, but, again, even the most fluid… Read More


Tight Spaces, Clean Passes

Using the volleyball lines on your gym floor, players are in condensed areas in which to run, cut, pass and catch providing the defense with an advantage WHY USE IT Beating pressure comes down to smart decision making, fast cuts and accurate passes. Drill all these skills in this 2-on-2 workout. SET UP Use… Read More


‘Trap Passing’ Forces Quick Decisions

Passers are trapped by a pair of defenders — attacking and pivoting through the pressure are the keys to making a successful pass to a partner WHY USE IT Traps are a part of the game. If your team or a specific player shows they can’t handle pressure, expect to see more of it…. Read More


Warm Up With The 4 Corner Drill

Ditch stationary passing and get players on the move by having them pass, cut, catch and pass again to keep the action moving WHY USE IT Use this drill at the start of practice to get players hustling, moving and ready for the energy you expect rather than simply soft tossing passes back and forth. SET… Read More