With the recent passing of Coach Pat Summitt, we wanted to do what we can do here at Hoops U ... and what we can do is share the legacy of one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time. Below, you will find 2 drills from Coach Summitt. Also, be sure to check out her 'Definite Dozen' from our Motivating Stories section. For members of … [Read more...]
Offense Breakdown Drills
The offensive drills in this section are useful in teaching motion offense. Motion offense breakdown drills make it much easier to teach your offense in parts such as how to screen, how to cut, when to dribble drive, when to pass, etc.
There are even more Motion Offense Breakdown Drills at the Hoops U. Basketball Coaching Academy!
Here are 4 basketball drills that require two or three players. These drills can be done in workout sessions when you are working with multiple players or in team practice sessions. In the .pdf below, you will find the following basketball drills: Closeout to Help into 1 vs. 1 Deny Slides into 2 on 1 1 v. 2 from the Closeout Guarding … [Read more...]
In this 6-part video series, I will be sharing video clips from each of the coaches who spoke at our inaugural Hoops U. Basketball Coaches Academy that was held on April 26-27, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. Own the entire 6 1/2 hours of fantastic basketball coaching information on our 2-DVD set or Digital Download! Click for more information and to … [Read more...]
Purpose: This series of basketball drills teaches the players five moves to make without the basketball in order to get open; the backdoor cut, buttonhook cut, square cut, fade cut, and dip move. 1) Drill: Moving without the ball is one of the most important aspects of the game and also one of the least worked on. The following five moves are … [Read more...]
Purpose: To teach players the options from the pass-and-go-behind maneuver. Drill: This drill uses 2 players. Player 2 makes a V-cut to the basket, as shown. Player 1 passes the ball to Player 2 and then goes behind to get the handoff. Player 1 now works on the following three plays: Get handoff and drive directly to the basket for a … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop the dribble-drive -- adding explosiveness to the move. Drill: Line or player at top. Coach/player with basketball on the wing. The player makes a V-cut away from the ball and cuts back hard to top, receiving the pass. Upon receiving the pass, the player will fake, then dribble at the cone and turn the corner sharp for a … [Read more...]
The V-Cut is a method of getting open to receive a pass on the basketball court. It is called a 'v-cut' because the cut is made in the shape of the letter 'V'. As the diagram below demonstrates, a v-cut is generally made by a player on the perimeter cutting toward the lane, planting hard on the outside foot, and then cutting hard back to the … [Read more...]