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
The best guards in basketball are highly skilled in specific areas of the game.
They’re able to shoot from outside at a high percentage (midrange and three-pointers), they can beat any opponent with their dribble, and they can finish at the basket.
Here are 10 basketball drills for guards that will improve these important skills.Continue reading
“Knockout” is a basketball game often used by teachers and coaches during school or basketball practices.
It involves players in a single file line attempting to score a basket before the person behind them.Continue reading
Running basketball conditioning drills is the answer to ensuring your team is in shape to give 100% effort throughout entire games.
The basketball drills you use at practice should incorporate conditioning so that your players are improving their fitness and working on their skills at the same time.
This also makes sure your practices are game-like because players are practicing executing their skills while fatigued.Continue reading
Dribbling on the basketball court is a difficult skill.
Not because dribbling is a tough skill to improve necessarily, but because it’s difficult to teach players when, where, and why to use their dribble.
As the famous Australian basketball coach, Lindsay Gaze, once said…
“You dribble to score, not to explore.”Continue reading
Here’s a difficult truth:Being willing to hustle and play hard on defense isn’t enough…To develop a great defensive team, players must learn correct defensive technique and understand where they should be on the court depending on who they’re guarding and the position of the basketball.And the best way to accomplish this is by using proven […]Continue reading