Threading the Needle: 50 Tips and Drills for Passing
with Ganon Baker,
Nike Basketball Training Specialist,
Ambidextrous Shooting Coach, and World-renowned Instructor and Clinician
Ganon Baker is quickly becoming the game's next true "Innovator." In this fantastic DVD, he explores creative and competitive drills for the art of passing. He begins by offering 10 teaching tips for the proper passing fundamentals; Stance, release and catching. Because the game is so quick, passing against pressure is very important. The concept of "Pressure Vision," "Foot Fighting" and the "Sweep Pivot" are all combined with a passer's ability to read the defense. Drills are categorized by one man, two man, three man, four man and team drills. Other drills, such as the Jason Williams Series, the Jason Kidd Series and the Steve Nash Series, are specific to the skills of each NBA player as to how they use their skills to "Thread the Needle." Baker emphasizes that any of these drills can be done with just a ball, a wall and a willing player who wants to improve his game. This presentation concludes with five team drills that combine many of the individual or small group drills previously illustrated. These team drills emphasize passing and catching skills in a competitive team setting. Without the ability to pass, a player will be left behind in the basketball world today. Whether you are a junior high, high school, or professional player, each of these drills has a specific value. Use this DVD to identify your weaknesses and work hard to improve them. When players apply the passing skills of Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, and Jason Williams, they can elevate to new area of player development. Ganon Baker has packed another DVD with the tools that today's player must have. Don't be left behind!
88 minutes. 2006.Ganon Baker: Innovative Two Ball Shooting Drills
with Ganon Baker,
Nike Basketball Training Specialist, Ambidextrous Shooting Coach, and World-renowned Instructor and Clinician
Ganon Baker is quickly becoming the game's next true "Innovator." He has trained over 2,500 players while traveling the world. Baker is always in search of the next teaching concept that will push skills to the next level. In this fantastic new DVD, Ganon Baker explores new ground in this innovative, two ball shooting drill video designed to reinforce repetition and shooting in competitive, game-like situations. Both the screener and the cutter's responsibilities are demonstrated and explained. Baker details teaching points for the screener to get teammates open and also highlights opportunities for the screener to get open. This is accomplished by teaching the screener to open up, early or late slip, roll or pop. To create space and openings for scoring opportunities, Baker demonstrates a curl cut, the "bump" and a misdirection cut. The third cog in the motion shooting wheel is passing. Baker teaches passers to drop their hips, elbow behind the basketball and to lock the elbow when passing. Baker also shows how reading the defense is crucial. Keys to reading the defense are popping out for a shot when the screener is caught. By incorporating these cutter and screener concepts, Baker creates challenging drills for self-improvement. The cone shooting drill teaches cutting with change of speeds. The "America's Play" and "UCLA cut" are used to break down screen and shooting options. The back door drills helps players read pressure defense by cutting to the basket. The ball screen is an important of part of today's offenses. Baker dissects options from the ball screen for offensive opportunities. Another two ball drill is created for the shooter and screener after an on ball screen. Any player who wants to get more shots by reading the defense can improve by employing tips from this excellent presentation.
55 minutes. 2006.
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