Lyndsey Fennelly, All American point guard at Iowa State and basketball skill trainer, demonstrates how she trains her players to become dynamic ball handlers and efficient passers. In this two-part video, you learn two different skill workouts: passing and ball handling. With each ball-handling drill, Coach Fennelly trains you at two different levels: eyes open and eyes closed. This exercise increases players' comfort levels with the ball.
Coach Fennelly also demonstrates how she warms her players up by progressing through 10 different confidence ball handling drills. She spends just 10 minutes building players' confidence, focusing on having her players dribble at game speed to make mistakes and get out of their comfort zone.
Once players are loose, she adds different movement drills with contact to simulate game-like conditions. Players work from the wing to attack the rim using different dribbles and different finishes to build an unstoppable player. In her wing attack drill, Coach Fennelly teaches four different attacking moves that promote dexterity and placement of the off arm to protect the ball, which aids creativity in finishing moves. She includes instruction on the Euro-step, training the technique from baseline to middle and middle to baseline.
To make you players complete, Coach Fennelly adds a skill that is underrated and overlooked by most coaches: passing. Her drills are designed to build passing confidence in players so that they can make difficult pass under pressure without fearing a turnover. She teaches four types of passing: hook, push, rugby and behind the back pass, all of which are quicker passes that are less likely to be telegraphed.
This is a great video for coaches and players who want to build their ball handling and passing skills. Most of these drills can be done individually, with a partner or as a team. These drills are so fundamentally sound that no matter what the skill level of the players involved, they will help develop players into unstoppable scoring and passing threats.
46 minutes. 2014.
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