Basketball Workout Design: For All Skill Levels
“What are Middle school/High school/College Coaches looking for in players?”
I personally tailor Preparatory Clinics…available on request.
Sessions are 1.5-2 hours long. Before starting our first session we set a course of goals, outline our expectations, and decide together the direction we’d like to start going in.
We work on the fundamentals and individual strengths/weaknesses to improve your over all game. We’re going to have FUN! And be enthusiastic about increasing Basketball IQ.
While there are many areas and topics to cover, I’ve broken down three as an overview…
We will be working on the mechanics of dribbling with off-hand emphasis. As we progress we will add one-on-one moves and counter moves. Our aim is to add *basket attacking maneuvers to your personal repertoire. Each dribble move is performed with emphasis on your balance, posture, and footwork. We will work through a one-on one direct drive series then add the pull up jumper and other finishes.
First I teach a form of a specific movement then you adapt it your way. We’ll practice it at half speed then we will drill it in a competition setting vs. the clock/personal bests'/a defender.
We will break down the intricacies of the jump shot. Our goal is to find ways to increase your range and precision. There are many minor adjustments to increase your percentages right away. Once you are in a comfortable shooting form and limiting your *misses left and right, we can start to extend your range and add *game speed drills.
The game speed drills consist of catching and shooting, pulling up off the dribble full speed, shooting off the cut, free throws, 3-point shooting, and mid range shooting. We will also cover close range finishing; layups on both sides, reverses, runners, and power finishes.
Defense is half of the game and is always in high demand. If you can hold the opposing team’s best player below his/her average, then your *Plus-minus (+/-) impacts your team’s overall outcome.
We will work on your stance and posture to start. *Making contact in a limited contact sport, defensive positioning, and overall technique go a very long way when it comes to efficiency and conserving energy. By strengthening your legs and drilling footwork we will give you the edge against bigger, stronger, and faster opponents. I can show you the tricks of the trade from the other side of the ball.
*basket attacking – dribble moves, using the minimum amount of dribbles and steps, putting you in a high percentage game shooting spots.
*misses left and right – Left and right misses are attributed to mechanical (shooting mechanics) issues. Eliminating left and right misses helps you to make more practice shots in a row and allows us to move on to higher level game speed drills.
*game speed drills- drills designed to increase in game performance by demanding execution while being challenged physically.
*Plus-minus (+/-) - is a sports statistic used to measure a player's impact on the game, represented by difference between their team's total scoring versus their opponent's
*Making contact in a limited contact sport –
Basketball is an physical sport described as a “limited” contact sport. You are allowed to use contact but can be penalized for contact.