Skill Development

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7 Ways to Get Off-Season Player Buy-In This article was written and submitted by JP Nerbun of Thrive on Challenge Over the last month, one of the most dominant challenges and topics of conversations I have had with mentees and other coaches has been getting “player buy-in” to an offseason program. One feeling coaches continue to articulate is this: “I care so much more than my ...

Here’s How Your Players Improve… This is from Arkansas Women’s Coach Mike Neighbors. Skill Development is not a few magical drills or some mystical Yoda-like training session. It’s a constant, consistent relationship between coach and player where the player is taken out of their comfort zone to a place they never knew they could go. It’s a relationship built around trust. ...

Coaching Basketball: Individual Skill Development These four videos are with Coach Rich Walton and from his Skill Development Coach program. The program breaks down skills into a table that is patterned after the Periodic Table of Elements. If you are interested in the program for coaches, you can find out more at this link: Coaches There is also a program for ...

Coaching Basketball Player Development Some thoughts on player development from various coaches. This week’s eBook bundle contains 3 eBooks: 2011 NCAA Tournament Coaches – Basketball Skill Development 2012 USA Olympic Team Basketball Drills 130 Ways to Improve Your Program’s Attention to Detail You can find out more information about the bundle at this link: Skill Development Bundle     Billy Donovan Basketball is an unselfish game that is ...

Basketball Workouts Damian Lillard This post has three videos of some workout drills that Damian Lillard used prior to going to the NBA. I know that you won’t be able to use all of the drills, but hope you can find a few that you can tweak for your program. Here is a link to another post that I made a ...

Coaching Basketball: Preparing for Pre-Season This article was written by Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach Alan Stein and published on his Stronger Team Blog In case you missed these articles, here are a couple of other articles for your preseason planning: Reducing ACL Issues Preseason Conditioning Drills Prepare for a Purposeful Pre-Season Your pre-season training program lays the foundation and sets the tone, both physically ...

Coaching Basketball Skill Development This post on skill development is from Arkansas women’s Coach Mike Neighbors. He has a great newsletter that he sends it out each week. If you are interested in being added to his list, please email me and I will pass it along to him. It was written when he was an Assistant Coach. Random Thoughts ...

Competitive Basketball Workout Editor’s Note from Brian: This is designed to be used for individual skill workouts in the spring, summer, and fall, but I believe that you can adapt it to in season team practices to motivate your players to work harder on individual skill development during that portion of your practice. I like to use this format ...

4 Stephen Curry Basketball Workout Drills These 4 basketball skill development drills came from the Stephen Curry Skills Academy and are a part of Alan Stein’s 12 Volume Basketball Coaching Nuggets. If you like these basketball workout drills and think that other basketball coaches would be interested in seeing them, please consider clicking the Facebook like button or using the Twitter button ...

Basketball Workouts Stephen Curry These 5 basketball skill development drills came from the Stephen Curry Skills Academy and are a part of Alan Stein’s 12 Volume Basketball Coaching Nuggets. The entire Curry Academy volume has 82 pages of basketball skill development drills. If you like these drills and think that other basketball coaches would be interested in seeing them, please consider ...

Basketball Workouts Peer Pressure I am always looking for skill improvement drills that are competitive and or put pressure on our players. I like this partner shooting drill that puts peer pressure on the shooter to hit the shot for his/her teammate. Make sure your speakers are on to see and hear the You Tube videos This is a You Tube ...

Basketball Drills: Celtic (Toughness Shooting Drill) Player starts at spot 1 with the goal of making it back to spot 10 within 2 minutes. Coach starts 2:00 countdown as the first shot is taken. You must make 2 in a row before advancing to the next spot. When the player makes 2 in a row on spot 5, she advances to spot 6. You ...

Basketball Workouts Fifty Point Shooting Drill This is one of our technique shooting basketball drills. We have several basketball drills that are designed to improve individual shooting and dribbling skills. You can see them in our basketball videos section. The purpose of this drill is technique, not game pace. So, all shots (including the in close shots) are shots, not layups. You can do ...

Basketball Workouts Perimeter Players This basketball workout with skill development drills for perimeter players is from a Xavier Men’s Basketball Newsletter. You can see the archives of the newsletter by clicking the blue link above. 40 minute workout (Shoot free throws in between drills for the total of 40 minutes) 1. 6MIN: SIDELINE TOUCHES (Warm-up) 2. 5MIN: TRIANGLE SHOOTING 3. 5MIN: 50 SERIES 4. 1OMIN: ...

Building a Player the Wright Way-Jay Wright I received these notes from Coach Steve Smiley from a clinic given by Jay Wright. If you would like to download all of the notes, click here: Basketball Workout At Villanova, spring and summer are committed to individual development. These are the five areas for individual development: Shooting, passing, dribbling, footwork, defense. Fall and winter are about team ...

Basketball Workouts Chill Drill This drill was originally designed by Indiana men’s assistant coach Ed Schilling. This drill can be used either in season for several players at once or as an out of season skill development drill.. Under Coach Schilling Park Tudor High School (Indianapolis) won the 2011 and 2012 Indiana 2A State Championships. He has been the Head Coach at ...

Two Minute Drill This is one of our game pace shooting basketball drills. We have several basketball drills that are designed to improve individual basketball shooting and dribbling skills. You can see them in our basketball videos section. The Two Minute Drill is one of our favorite basketball shooting drills. It develops: Ability to shoot free throws under pressure Conditioning Footwork coming off ...

Basketball Workouts Guards 2 These are four more guard basketball workout drills are from a back issue of the Xavier Men’s basketball newsletter. If you would like to see the archives and/or sign up for their newsletter, you can here: Xavier Newsletter Here is a link to the previous four drills: Basketball Workouts Guards At the end of this post, I have listed some ...

Basketball Workouts Guards These four guard basketball workout drills are from a back issue of the Xavier Men’s basketball newsletter. If you would like to see the archives and/or sign up for their newsletter, you can here: Xavier Newsletter The first drill is a toughness and finishing drill. Drill #2 is a drill for guards to work on scoring in ...

Basketball Drills Guard Out of Season Workout This drill is from Boise State Men’s Assistant Phil Beckner. Coach Beckner Says: This is a great guard/wing attack drill that allows the player to work on catching and bouncing on the move. This drill is best with multiple players goin at once alternating lines. Each rep begins with the player whose turn it is passing to the coach ...

Basketball Drills Guard Workout Found this guard workout in an old Xavier Newsletter. This is a great guard workout we used during our spring period of individual instruction. It is very similar to the Musketeer Post Drill. As a team, we stress running the floor at all times. This is a drill that encourages that idea with our guards. It ...

Basketball Drills the License This drill is from an old Weber State Mens Basketball Coaching Newsletter. It was put together by then Weber State Assistant Coach Phil Beckner. Since then, Coach Beckner has held assistant coaching positions in the D League, with Nebraska, and now at Boise State. Coach Beckner is currently on the staff at Boise State. The ...