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Player Development: Finishing at the Rim

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

Basketball Camp Drills – Shooting w/Dr. Dish

Basketball camp is right around the corner for thousands of players and coaches. I always loved basketball camp as a player and appreciated the importance as a coach. I always had two very important goals when coaching camp: Have Fun – If kids don’t have fun, they won’t come back. Get Better – If the

Shooting Drills to Enhance Your Offense – Ballscreen Sets

One of the things that has been useful for our program is the ability to turn most of our offensive plays into shooting drills. Not only are our players getting up a great amount of shots, they are practicing the necessary footwork, muscle work, and floor movement that make our sets successful. Shooting reps and playbook

Player Development: Changing Pace With The Dribble

A common trait shared by all effective guards in the game today is the ability to change speeds. Changing speeds has many benefits: Creates indecision for the defender Puts the ball handler back in control Allows extra time for decision-making Promotes control Keeps off ball defenders drawn to the ball I recently made a new

Shooting Drills for Your Offense

Show me your offense and I’ll show you your shooting drills. #PracticePlanningTips — Radius Athletics (@RadiusAthletics) August 17, 2015   Whatever offense you run, whatever action you teach, your players need game like shooting reps from simulated game situations. In short, your players need game shots from games spots (and at game speed!). During the

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