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Terry Layton is a highly respected basketball coach, scout, and consultant both here in the states and internationally. Here you will see the ”Possession Change Drill” which emphasizes offensive and defensive conversion. This is a two-on-two drill that is used to simulate a turnover.
Player Movements: Once the ball is turned over, the defense must be in a sprint back in order to stop the ball. The coach looks to pass ahead to the two teammates, who have just converted to offense. Both the defense and the offense need to cover as much court as they can in the least amount of time. Once the offense shoots the ball in conversion, they go back to defense, and the same four players go two-on-two coming back to the end of the floor where the drill began.
Drill Essentials: Coach Layton stresses being low and using your arms to help you run a more effective sprint.
1) Defense Sprints Back to Stop the Ball
2) Offense Looks to Run Out and Get Ahead of the Ball
3) When Sprinting Back in Conversion, Be Low and Use Your Upper-Body to Help Power Your Movement.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Explosion and Full Court Drills from Around the World.” To view the latest video selections on Conditioning, click here.
Billy Donovan, who was one of the best guards to play in the Big East during the 1980′s, shows you how to effectively use an inside out dribble. The purpose of this dribble is to fake a crossover, get the defender off balance, and continue in the same original direction. Get an exceptional breakdown of this drill that will help your son or daughter improve their dribbling skills.
Player Movements: The basketball does not change hands with this move. If you are doing an inside out dribble with the right hand, you would jam your left out to fake a crossover, and bring the ball back to the right using the same hand
Drill Essentials: Coach Donovan emphasizes the importance of the shoulders moving inside out.
Drill Tips: 1) Jam the opposite foot to fake the crossover. 2) Be sure to keep your hand on top of the basketball when you are bringing it back to the original side.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD ”AAU Basketball Skills Series: Billy Donovan’s Father and Son Workout.” To view the latest video selections on Youth Basketball Training, click here.
In this segment, you will get instruction from University of Oklahoma Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Sherri Coale. Coale incorporates two dribble moves that you can use in the full court. The main purpose of the “rocker crossover” is to create separation with the defender and then blow by that person who is guarding you. The “whirl” is another dribble move in the full court which can be used to change direction.
Player Movements: With the “rocker crossover” you will learn how to properly use a retreat dribble to create space with you and the defender. Once that space has been created, it’s crucial that you cross the ball over quickly and find a faster gear to explode by the defense.
With the “whirl”, you must always keep the basketball in the same hand for the entire duration of the move. Coach Coale demonstrates how the player should swing her head and whip the front leg to change direction.
Drill Essentials: With the “whirl”, Coach Coale stresses to keep this move tight with an emphasis on moving forward, not side-to-side.
Drill Tips: With both moves she emphasizes three teaching points: 1) Look at the rim ahead of you 2) Keep both your head and shoulders low 3) Go North/South, not East/West.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD ”AAU Coaching Girls Basketball Series: Perimeter Player Skill Development.” To view the latest video selections on Player Drills for Women, click here.
In the event one of the top two scorers is two passes away from the ball, Rick Majerus, wants the defender to play a step below the line of the ball. The former National Coach of the Year teaches you that stance and vision are highly important in this scenario.
Player Movements: You will have one hand pointing at the ball and the other hand pointing at the man who he is chasing
Drill Essentials: If the player who you are matched up on, is two passes away and either flashes high or low to the ball, Coach Majerus wants you to jam or bump the cut.
Drill Tips: When you are guarding one of the top two scorers, who is two passes away, Coach Majerus stresses it’s critical not to get back cut. This is why you will play below the line of the ball in this situation.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD ”The Complete Guide to the Triangle and Two Defense.” To view the latest video selections on Basketball Defensive Philosophy, click here.
Head Men’s Basketball Coach at UT-Arlington, Scott Cross, has accumulated 122 wins over 7 seasons! Here he will provide you with a ball screen drill which focuses on getting his guard players deep into the paint. Coach Cross uses this drill every single day in practice on an average of 15 minutes. It is a 4 on 4 drill which has two guards and two posts on offense.
Player Movements: In this drill, he wants continuous side ball screen action with the opposite post player looking to duck in down below. If the defense really hedges aggressively, that opposite post can duck in as high as the foul line area.
Drill Essentials: The only players allowed to shoot jump shots in this drill are post players, who are screening and popping.
Drill Tips: His major point of emphasis with this drill is that guards can’t shoot jump shots.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD ”5-Star Coaching Series: Practice Drills and Ball Screen Offense.” To view the latest video selections on Screening Drills, click here.