This is a great drill that helps your post players improve on their footwork, hand-eye coordination, and finishing around the rim. Put 1 minute on the clock for this drill and have each player perform the drill 3 times.
Elements to Emphasize:
- Staying low and wide
- Keeping hands up (goal post or H)
- Catch and score quickly
I love this drill because it works on several components of improvement all at once:
Ball Handling: Force your players out of their comfort zone and to dribble lower and quicker each time, that is the only way to improve
Footwork: Creating space and finishing with the least amount of dribbles
Finishing Through/Over/Around the Defense: This drill consists of a multiple of different types of shots and finishes that are great to add to your players’ repertoire.
Yesterday I posted the Backboard Tap Drill (1 Hand), today’s drill takes a little more strength and athleticism. This drill forces your players to learn how to grab a rebound with 2 hands and then explode back up without bringing the ball down. If the player brings the ball below their shoulders have a coach/manager/players smack the ball out of their hands.
This is an excellent drill that teaches your bigs to have a soft touch around the rim and have better ball control by improving hand-eye coordination.
Player starts by tossing the ball against the backboard and then continues to tap the ball (jumping) off the backboard with one hand. (Left hand on left side, Right hand on right side). Goal is to successfully make 10 taps in a row and then finish with a made lay-up. If the lay-up is missed you must start over.