Skill Development articles

June 12, 2017 - Oakland, CA, USA - The Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) goes in for the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, June 12, 2017. (Credit Image: © Dan Honda/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Player Development: Training Guards and Posts Together

Player Development: Training Guards and Posts Together

Traditional player development consists of breaking up players into guards and bigs, working specifically on post work for bigs and outside work for guards. With basketball becoming more and more versatile and positionless, it’s critical that players be trained in all skills and not boxed into a single position based on their size or current skillset.

December 16, 2016 - Chicago, IL, USA - The Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates after scoring in the first half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (Credit Image: © Chris Sweda/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Inside The Association: Scout Life

The following article written by Jason Benadretti, Executive Vice President & Director of Basketball Operations for Ground Zero Training, was originally published by www.talkbasket.net and can be found here. Do you want to go inside the NBA? Discover the inner workings of the NBA Pre-Draft process? What about understanding the NBA scouting process? Did you even know

April 4, 2016 - Houston, TX, USA - Villanova's Kris Jenkins shoots the game-winning three-point basket over North Carolina on Monday, April 4, 2016, at NRG Stadium in Houston. (Credit Image: � Yong Kim/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

The Art of Shooting – A Guide to Proper Mechanics

The good shooter is a picture of grace, releasing the ball with seemingly effortless motion. However, this “seemingly effortless motion” comes at a high price. Some studies have proven it takes approximately 200,000 correct repetitions to learn a basketball skill to mastery. How much is that? About 10 years! Thus, it is extremely important to

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Elite Point Guard Play

What Makes The Best, The Best Reacting to the Defense There are two ways to react to the defense. One, is the team’s scheme. How is the defense playing our actions, and how can we adjust to better attack their coverages? The second way, point guards react to the defense is with each individual move.

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Skills and Drills: Change of Direction Shooting

BASKETBALL DRILLS: CHANGE OF DIRECTION SHOOTING by Jefferson Mason  was originally published by drdishbasketball.com. The ability to shoot on the move and also make quick ball-handling moves on the catch is a skill that many players lack in today’s game. Majority of players play the game downhill or north to south. This isn’t necessarily the wrong

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

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