1) Basic Jump Stop Drill (without basketball) Purpose: To learn how to effectively perform a jump stop with proper footwork and balance. Drill: Have the players begin on the baseline without a basketball. After you have instructed how to correctly perform a jump stop (see Fundamental Skills 101: Jump Stops), have the players run forward from … [Read more...]
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Purpose: To teach helpside defense but at the same time not forget rebounding responsibilities. Drill: O1 begins by passing to O2. The defender, X1, should go from deny position to helpside position. O2 then drives to basket and pulls up for a jump shot. The defender attacks the penetration as soon as the ball goes on the floor. If the … [Read more...]
Purpose: To improve and develop explosive leg strength, conditioning, and reaction time. Drill: This drill requires a coach or additional person who can give the verbal commands. Position 1 - is a quarter-squat stance Position 2 - is a half-squat stance Position 3 - is a full-squat stance The drill begins with the athlete(s) assuming the … [Read more...]
Purpose: To teach and improve footwork needed in offensive and defensive skills; to improve the athlete's ability to execute the basic types of dribbles. Drill: This drill is performed the length of the court. Set up four lines per court along one of the baselines, as shown in the diagram. The UCLA Series consists of the ten maneuvers described … [Read more...]