- Improve Your Vertical – Plyometrics Made Easy
- Keep A Shooting Log
- Basketball I.Q. 5 in 5 Coach/Player Edition
- Basketball Rules Fundamentals
- Be A Triple Threat
- Working The Jab Step
- Keep Injury Free With Good Balance: Skater Hops
- High Post Offense 1-3-1
- Better Defense
- Rebounding and Outlet Passing
- Play DERDEE Drill
- The Art Of Free Throw Shooting
- Instant Offense
- INSTANT OFFENSE: Shoot Or Share In Six Seconds
- Beginner Guide To Basketball: Win the Game Drill
- Beginner Guide to Basketball – Basic Shooting Skills
- Beginner Guide To Basketball: V Cuts – Box to Elbow
- Coach Survey
- Beginner Guide To Basketball: Shooting Skills Homework
- Playing Your Position
- Are You A Winner?
- One And Done!
- 5 Second Defense
- You Need the Right AAU Attitude
- Better Balling -Disrespect Your Opponent
- OSD Beats Princeton Offense
- How To Learn A Play
- Man and A Half Defense
- Shooting Tips
- Better Defense
- 63 Things A Working Basketball Official Should Know
- Ankles Made Of Iron: Shooting & Conditioning
- Post Moves
- Fast Break Attacks For Shooters
- Improving Your Footwork: No More Suicides
- Having An Off Day – Use Your Off Hand
- NYBasketball Out Of Bounds Play – Inside Outside
Make Varsity In Ten Weeks: Part One – Shooting and Conditioning
Make Varsity In Ten Weeks: Part Two – Mid-Range Shooting
Make Varsity In Ten Weeks: Part Three – DEFENSE!
Dedication to this workout will make you a much better than average basketball player because you will be a better shooter with both hands, have more core strength, greater endurance and better defensive habits and skills than your teammates. Start now and you will be in peak condition for tryouts in October. During the season, continue this workout as conditioning and to maintain form. This is a tough workout with no “buddy” system. There is no chatting between sets and no one spotting weights. This workout requires discipline and self motivation. When you get to ten weeks you will be ready for try outs.
A referee blows his/her whistle to stop the action. No referee does this lightly as all the attention in the arena is suddenly focused on him/her. But you disagree with the call and make your disapproval known, loudly and occasionally inappropriately. The referee made the call based on the rules, player action and his/her experience and your comments aren’t likely to reverse the call. More importantly, at that moment, your player(s) need your attention. They may have just committed a foul, turnover or made some other mistake that may seriously impact the game. Save your breath – for your player(s). Coach them through this moment which, especially for younger players, is a teaching opportunity.
Being a better coach and building a competitive team requires accurate stat keeping. An assistant coach, manager or assistant manager, any of whom can be students, should keep accurate stats for your team. The information will help the coach correctly assess the team’s strengths and weaknesses. A team shooting 50% in free throws should work on this in practice. If they are shooting 90%, work on something else they are weak in. That kind of analysis leading to structured practice can work across the board on shooting, rebounding, turnovers, etc. It all starts with accurate stats.
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You might think that V Cuts are not a beginner skill but when you consider the benefits of running this drill, and teaching all the basketball skills it includes, you may change your mind!
This drill teaches players how to catch the ball, back to the basket, and make a shot under pressure and win The Game with 7 seconds left on the clock and it only takes 10 seconds to run per pair of players. If you do nothing else, teach your kids this drill!
Working on your game includes, and some say begins with, working on your shooting. Here’s the most basic workout I can think of. You don’t even need a basket or a wall. And unless you are really a beginner, this exercise is done alone.