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Skills and Drills: Markelle Fultz Body to Body Step-Backs

Skills and Drills: Markelle Fultz Body to Body Step-Backs

Skills and Drills: Markelle Fultz Body to Body Step-Backs

BASKETBALL DRILLS: MARKELLE FULTZ BODY TO BODY STEP-BACKS by Jefferson Mason was originally published by drdishbasketball.com. Dr. Dish Basketball is proud to present another amazing Skill Builder workout. We will focus on the body to body step-back shot which many players like Markelle Fultz have mastered. There are many ways an offensive player can use this move, but we will focus on

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Plays of the Week: Shooting Drills

Shooting drills serve a number of purposes for all basketball coaches. Often limited by time and practice space, quality shooting drills help maximize the resources available to most coaches. The best shooting drills provide great repetitions, on-court conditioning, and keep “standing in line” to a minimum. This week’s Plays of the Week features three shooting

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Skills and Drills: Mid-Range Scoring Options

BASKETBALL DRILLS: MID-RANGE SCORING OPTIONS by Jefferson Mason was originally published by drdishbasketball.com. Dr. Dish Basketball is excited to bring you another great Drill of the Week. In this basketball drill, we used the Dr. Dish All-Star shooting machine away from the hoop to receive game-like passes and also to incorporate some finishes at the

March 11, 2017 - New York, New York, U.S. - Creighton's guard Marcus Foster #0 takes a hard screen from Villanova's forward Darryl Reynolds #45 in the second half during the Big East Tournament Championship game at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Villanova Wildcats defeated Creighton Bluejays 74-60. Duncan Williams/CSM(Credit Image: © Duncan Williams/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Man-to-Man Defense – Defending Screens

Defending Screens is part 4 of a 5 part series on drills that can help any man-to-man defensive system. Read part 1, Man-to-Man Defense – 2 Essential Questions here  part 2 Man-to-Man Defense – Drills for On and Off Ball Defense here and part 3 Man-to-Man Defense – Team Post Defense here. In today’s post on man-to-man defense, we

March 8, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN, U.S. - North head coach Larry McKenzie read an inspirational quote to his players before the start of practice Tuesday afternoon.    ]  JEFF WHEELER •     Minneapolis North Polars, a program synonymous with basketball excellence, is back in the state tournament for the first time since 2003. They practiced after school Tuesday afternoon, March 8, 2016 ahead of their tournament game on Thursday. (Credit Image: � Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune via ZUMA Wire)

Drill Progression – Phasing

Basketball coaches must acquire the valuable and fundamental coaching skill of phasing drill progressions.  Practice planning is a skill, and like any other skill it must be practiced before there is proficiency. Expert level skills from players, such as shooting and passing, are not hard to spot. Just as players with the expert level skill in those

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Elite Defenders  –  How They Tick

Elite defenders have the following traits in common: length, athleticism, effort, awareness, and intelligence. That’s pretty obvious. In this article, we’ll go beyond those few characteristics and learn from one of the NBA’s best defenders, Tony Allen, and we’ll see the traits that make great defenders. Elite defenders guard the best offensive player on their team

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