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.

Pivot Series Drill

One aspect I want to improve with this particular player is his footwork and using space more effectively attacking the rim. You may recall I did some elbow pivoting drills a few months ago and I will share the video below to give you an idea, but today’s variation was more basic. This set I got from LA Clippers Director of Player Development Dave Severns at the 2014 Coaching U Live in Las Vegas.

We performed four different pivots (at each elbow) and two different moves with each pivot. The player made a self pass to the elbow and performed the following pivots. Each move was finished with a two-foot jump stop lay-up to avoid the offensive charge.

Series 1: Front Pivot Right (Right foot is pivot and left foot is the “free” leg) – Take 1 left-hand dribble pushed out in front to create space and finish.
Series 2: Front Pivot Right  – Take 1 right-hand dribble across the lane to create space and finish on other side of rim.
Series 3: Front Pivot Left  (Left foot is pivot and right foot is the “free” leg) – Take 1 left-hand dribble pushed in front to create space and finish.
Series 4: Front Pivot Left  – Take 1 right-hand dribble across the lane to create space and finish on other side of rim.
Series 5: Reverse Pivot Right (Right foot is pivot and left foot is the “free” leg) – Take 1 left-hand dribble pushed out in front to create space and finish.
Series 6: Reverse Pivot Right  – Take 1 right-hand dribble across the lane to create space and finish on other side of rim.
Series 7: Reverse Pivot Left  (Left foot is pivot and right foot is the “free” leg) – Take 1 left-hand dribble pushed in front to create space and finish.
Series 8: Reverse Pivot Left  – Take 1 right-hand dribble across the lane to create space and finish on other side of rim.

Goal: Make 4 power lay-ups in each series.

Here is the video from earlier this Summer that might help you understand the pivots.

5 Spot – Catch & Go Shots (1 Dribble)

Using the five spots around the perimeter, the player alternates going right and left and taking one hard dribble to the rim before the quick shot.

Goal: Make 10 per spot.

5 Spot – Catch & Shoot 3-Pointers

Using the five spots around the perimeter, the player had to make 10 3-pointers at each spot.

Goal: Make 10 3-pointers per spot.

5SpotShooting

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Posted on July 24, 2014, in Today's Bounce and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Nice warm up to get the player in “make-mode” rather than just shooting. Enjoyed watching Matthews play against The Gate. In my humble analysis looks like a higher elbow finish would help his arc.

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