The floater can be one of the most efficient shots in basketball……if players spend enough time working on it.Analytics tell us that open three-point shots and layups are still the best ways to finish a possession when you can get them, but I’m a big fan of a well-practiced floater.It’s a great way to exploit […]Continue reading
Practice time is precious to a coach, regardless of age level.
No matter if you’re coaching your child’s elementary school team or preparing for the NBA Finals, every team needs some warm up activity at the beginning of practice to get blood flowing both physically and mentally.
One of the most popular warm up drills for basketball teams is the “Three Man Weave”.
This drill works on passing and catching on the fast break, communication, finishing, and running the floor hard.Continue reading
Practices are the time coaches have the biggest opportunity to impact the basketball skills of a player…
However, I constantly attend practices that are inefficiently run.
The coach spends half of practice trying to work out what drill to run next.
All coaches should be spending the majority of their time encouraging and providing feedback to their players… not working out what the next drill is going to be.Continue reading
A great basketball practice has several key elements.
Coaches must find the right combination of skill development drills, team drills, and small-sided games. And no good practice isn’t complete without some 5-on-5 basketball scrimmage time.
We don’t need to complicate it:
Players benefit from playing the game.Continue reading
As a basketball coach, one of your responsibilities is making sure that your players are physically prepared before each game and practice.
One of the most important ways a player can prepare is with a proper basketball warm up.
Specifically, a dynamic stretching routine.Continue reading
Do you ever wonder what mistakes you’re making when running a basketball practice? Since creating this blog I’ve been blessed to interact with some of the smartest basketball minds on the planet. What better way to help you than to collect the answer to a simple question from all these experts? I asked 52 basketball experts this […]Continue reading