Basketball is a team game, but your players need individual skills to perform their best - and to help your team succeed.
University of Oklahoma Women's Basketball Coach Sherri Coale provides a smorgasbord of 20+ individual skill developmental drills that stress the importance of grooming fundamental skills prior to players entering a team-based environment.
Coach Coale teaches you the basic skills any post player will need to be successful at any level of play. She stresses footwork and the need to do the work early in the possession to establish an advantageous post position. These drills aim at developing hand-eye coordination (in order to cleanly receive a post entry pass), utilization of the power dribble to create space, body positioning to prevent blocked shots and to seal off a defender, and finishing around the rim (as well as in transition).
Coach Coale describes in detail the most important part of post play, establishing your position. More post touches equals more points. In order to do this, she shows you how to effectively teach your players about catching the basketball - especially while taking contact - with her hands package. This package teaches post players how to properly catch the ball and put it into a "vice" position at the chin in order to execute any move. Coale uses the Mikan Drill to teach her players how to finish around the rim once they catch the basketball. In her Love Series, Coach Coale diagrams how post players are can effectively execute a catch, pivot, and square to the rim maneuver.
You will be able to implement any number of shooting drills for your post players right away. Coale demonstrates their V-Cut series in the post which teaches her players to catch at a fast pace, while getting a lot of reps in game spots at game speed.
Order now and discover what successful coaches look for and demand from their players and how you can help your players improve essential basketball skills!
This series of videos was produced by Championship Productions in association with AAU (The Amateur Athletic Union).
64 minutes. 2012.
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great ideas. have been using this a lot early in the season when we break down posts and perimeter players.
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