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Maximizing Your Minutes in Practice – The First 40

Maximizing Your Minutes in Practice – The First 40

Yes, “we talkin’ ’bout practice,” as our good friend AI would say. I am by no means an expert on planning practice, but I think a few things are basic truths, especially at the high school level. This post is designed to help coaches in these situations maximize their practice. There is a lack of

Skills and Drills – Transition Shooting

Skills and Drills – Transition Shooting

This transition shooting drill using Dr. Dish is a great drill to work on shooting 3’s out of transition as well as inside – out 3 point shots for a trailing player. Together with Dr. Dish, we’ve created The Dr. Dish Shooting Drill Book, which includes 30 drills ready to implement with your team today! The playbook includes

Triple Double Shooting

Triple-Double Combo Rhythm Perimeter Shooting

By Coach Rick Allison This is one of my favorite progressions for working rhythmic ball handling and shooting. It can accommodate multiple shooters (1-6) and gets them a lot of shots while moving to different spots. Emphasis is on quick handles and quick shot off the bounce with active feet and good vision. Settings: Location

Programax

FastDraw and Programax: The Ultimate Coaching Toolpack

You already know about FastDraw Play Diagramming Software, which helps you diagram and organize your plays quickly and easily (goodbye, paper napkins and yellow legal pads!). So how do you take something that is already great and make even better? By pairing it with something else that’s great in its own right, of course. Like

Dec. 22, 2014 - Lakeville, MN, U.S. - MacKenzie Denk (43) during practice Monday afternoon at Lakeville North High School.    ]  JEFF WHEELER •     The Lakeville North girl's basketball team practiced Monday afternoon, December 22, 2014 at the high school. (Credit Image: � Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/ZUMA Wire)

Structuring an Effective Basketball Practice

One factor that separates great coaches from the rest of the pack is one’s ability to effectively plan and structure a practice session. A good practice is marked by clarity of purpose, proper sequencing of skills, and transfer of skills from the practice session into the game. In the article that follows, I will share a planning

Practice

Practice Planning Process

A look inside the practice planning process by examining a one-day “snapshot” of a basketball practice plan. Practice planning is an art form best learned through trial and error. There is no perfect plan or template. Coaches must tweak their process until they feel what they are doing with practice time elicits the most transference

Dr Dish Circle Move

Skills and Drills – Circle Move Team Shooting

This drill focuses on the Read and React Circle Movement using the Dr. Dish shooting machine. Anywhere from 4 players to your entire team can use this drill to simulate game like conditions and drill habits without the hassle and chaos of rebounding multiple balls. This drill is great if you have limited space, time,

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