Individual Instruction On-Court Workout 7/24/2014

Today was an exciting day as one of my usual workout guys got back into the gym after dealing with a minor injury the past few weeks. Knowing he would not be in his top conditioning I scaled back the intensity a little. I also did not want the player coming in and going full steam ahead coming off the injury and re-injuring him or causing a flare up.

This workout is fairly basic and is great for players 12 years of age and older.

3 Area Move & Shoot – 2 Levels

This drill was our warm-up for today. Using the three area of the court, Corner to Wing (Elbow) both sides and Elbow to Elbow, player had to move and shoot until he made six shots at each area. If he missed two shots in a row we started over at that area. We performed this at five foot range and 15 foot range.

Goal: Make 6 at each area without missing two in a row.

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Individual Instruction On-Court Workout 7/23/2014

I apologize the next two workouts I am posting does not include any video of the drills. I will explain them the best I can in detail and with diagrams. As usual, if you have any other questions (especially since there are no videos) please do not hesitate to shoot me an email or contact me on Twitter.

This upcoming weekend is the last tournament of the July recruiting period and I wanted to give my player a great workout with a ton of shots to get him feeling good heading to Panama City to compete.

3 Angle Perfection Drill

The purpose of this drill was to warm-up my player and also get them taking (making) perfect shots and find a rhythm and consistency in his shot. I started this drill with the player directly in front of the rim and he had to make 10 perfect shots in a row, then step beck and repeat the drill three more times taking a step back towards the free-throw line each time. Once the straight on series was completely, the drill was repeated at both angles off the rim for a total of 120 perfect makes. The player can become bored and frustrated with this drill, but only if you let them. Continue to encourage and give verbal cues to correct any minor imperfections (i.e.- “More legs”, “Finish higher”, “Elbow to ear”, “Hold the follow through”, etc).

Goal: Utilizing the 4 spots at each angle, the player must make 10 straight shots at each spot for total of 120 makes.

3 Angle Perfection

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Individual Instruction On-Court Workout 7/22/2014

After a few weeks off because I was out-of-town at Coaching U Live, and my players have been busy with the AAU circuit, we got back in the gym for a skill tune-up today before one of my players heads out to Panama City for his last event.

3 Area Move & Shoot – 2 Levels

This drill was our warm-up for today. Using the three area of the court, Corner to Wing (Elbow) both sides and Elbow to Elbow, player had to move and shoot until he made six shots at each area. If he missed two shots in a row we started over at that area. We performed this at five foot range and 15 foot range.

Goal: Make 6 at each area without missing two in a row.

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End of Game SLOB: Need 2 (Lob)

I recently watched some video from last year’s Brayden Carr Foundation Coaching Clinic run by coach Jim Carr. This play came from the legendary John Lucas and is a very simple sideline out-of-bounds play from the side that gives you a lob. Main goal of this action is to get the lob to 5 at the rim. However, if the defense takes away the lob you have 4 cutting hard to the top for a catch & shoot as well.

 

Lucas

On-Court Agility Workout 7/4/2014

As I mentioned yesterday one of the goals for my players is to increase their agility and quickness for next season. Today’s workout was our first session of the Summer. Our plan is to perform basketball training two days, followed by a day solely committed to agility and quickness.

Agility Ladder Footwork Series

Each exercises was performed down and back on the ladder for a total of three times.

  1. High Toe Skip
  2. High Toe Skip – Leg Circles
  3. High Knee Skip
  4. Quick Knee Drive Skip
  5. Wide High Keep Skip (Outside the Ladder)
  6. Wide Quick Knee Drive Skip (Outside the Ladder)
  7. Running – 1 Foot per Hole
  8. Running – 2 Feet per Hole
  9. Ickey Shuffle (Forward & Backward)
  10. Ski Jumps
  11. Lateral Ski Jumps
  12. Lateral 1 In – 2 Out Shuffle
  13. Lateral 2 In – 2 Out Shuffle
  14. Carioca Crossover – Forward & Backward
  15. Carioca Cross Under – Forward & Backward
  16. Lateral Carioca

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