Skill Development articles

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Behind the Scenes – The Inside Out

Behind the Scenes – The Inside Out

Thrive3, a leading basketball skills training group, is excited to partner with FastModel Sports to offer our weekly videos series, The Inside Out, on the FMS blog platform and directly to its audience of coaches, trainers and players. The series will provide drills from Thrive3’s player development system used to train top athletes from youth to professional levels. Along with basketball

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The Biggest Predictor of Success – The Inside Out

Thrive3, a leading basketball skills training group, is excited to partner with FastModel Sports to offer our weekly videos series, The Inside Out, on its blog platform and directly to its audience of coaches, trainers and players. The series will provide drills from Thrive3’s player development system used to train top athletes from youth to professional levels. Along with basketball training

September 29, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A - Amir Coffey dribbles during a drill. ] LEILA NAVIDI • leila.navidi@startribune.com ....BACKGROUND INFORMATION: University of Minnesota mens basketball practice with new coach Richard Pitino at their first practice on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Williams Arena. ORG XMIT: MIN1709291622530139 (Credit Image: © Leila Navidi/Minneapolis Star Tribune via ZUMA Wire)

3 Keys to In Season Player Development

Player development is often the focus during the off season as players work on improving weaknesses and overall game. In season, practice time is heavily focused on team concepts, and understandably so. However, it is just as important to include player development work so players maintain skills that were enhanced during the off season, and even improve

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Top 10 Coaching Articles of 2017

Anyone else feel like 2017 was a blur? In the coaching business, every year goes fast. As we wrap things up, it’s a great time for reflection. It was a year of strong growth for this blog which makes us very proud. We added some phenomenal contributors to our roster in 2017, so a big thank you

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

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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