Some teaching points from Drew Hanlen, Founder of Pure Sweat Basketball on the Veer Finish to work with your players on being strong and finishing through contact.
My belief is that players need to focus on putting the basketball in the basket and not contorting their body to hopefully call a foul.
Trying to draw a foul usually results in missing the shot and often there is no foul call.
If the player is tough enough to put the ball in the basket, you don’t have to rely on the official. If the ball goes in the basket and you get a foul call for a free throw attempt, even better.
Whether or not you like this move, my belief is that just like any other fundamental skill, you need to have a method to teach and drills to practice finishing at the basket through contact and not put the game in the hands of the officials by relying on them to call fouls.
The drill is posted in the Pure Sweat YouTube channel. You can access their channel of instructional videos at this link:
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