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Triple Double Shooting

Triple-Double Combo Rhythm Perimeter 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

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

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Player Development: Solo Ball Handling Workout

Being a reliable and effective ball handler is a sure fire way to get more minutes on the court this upcoming season. Regardless of position, all players need to be able to properly possess and protect the basketball when it comes their way, as well as have the necessary skill to create with a dribble

March 20, 2016 - St. Louis, Missouri, U.S - Xavier Musketeers forward JALEN REYNOLDS (1) gets inside Wisconsin Badger forward ETHAN HAPP (22) for a reverse layup shot during the second round of the Midwest Region in the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, where #10 Wisconsin upsets #2 Xavier by the score of 63-60 to advance to the sweet 16., held at The Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO (Credit Image: © Richard Ulreich via ZUMA Wire)

Player Development: Finishing at the Rim

Being able to capitalize and finish the opportunities that you get at the rim is a separator that differentiates good teams from great teams. It is almost a coaching cliche to say “if we make layups we will win the game”, and there is some truth to that statement. Because of various situations that a player may

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