Agility is the ability for a player to move quickly and easily around the court, changing directions effortlessly and using elite body control to change speeds.
Agile players have an advantage because they can quickly react to opponents and be the first players to get their hands on a loose ball.
To train this, many coaches will use basketball agility drills before and during the season.
These drills are designed to improve body control, footwork, coordination, and balance.Continue reading
Basketball teams are typically at their best when their offense is played within a team concept that promotes passing, moving the ball, and taking good shots.
However, this certainly does not mean that there is no longer a place for 1-on-1 opportunities or that an offensive player is being “selfish” by trying to beat their defender off the dribble.
In fact, many offensive scoring opportunities are created by one player making a move to get past his defender, which then opens up a shot for a teammate.Continue reading
Are you looking for basketball drills and games for kids? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
I frequently receive emails from coaches seeking drills because they either don’t know what to use or their kids are tired of running the same drills over and over again at practice.
It’s important for all coaches to use proven drills that will improve their players.Continue reading
All basketball coaches need a good variety of layup drills to pick from.
You need layup drills for mastering technique, individual drills to do at home, 1-on-1 drills, 2-on-1 drills, advantage / disadvantage drills, full team layup drills, and more.
These all work on different situations players will find themselves in during games.
In this blog post, I’ll give you drills that will fit any situation.Continue reading
The Mikan Drill is one of the most important individual basketball drills a player can use.
It will improve touch, technique, and finishing around the rim.
Which are all very important for players who want to score when they attack the hoop from the perimeter or catch the ball inside a crowded key.Continue reading
Every great basketball coach focuses on footwork.
Effective footwork will prevent players from silly violations, allow them to create space and get past defenders, set them up to shoot on balance, let them dominate the post, and more…
It’s very important.Continue reading