3 Transition Drills to Bolster Your Defensive Play

In this week’s Playbook Series, we highlight three proven defensive drills that focus on transition basketball. Competitive and effective at improving defensive recovery, these drills should become staples in your future practice plans. Never Too Late Drill Submitted by Will Mayer, Middletown North HS, Middletown, NJ “Never too late” runs for three minutes before the […]

Fundamental Defense: A Pair of Highly Effective 3-on-3 Drills

Pick up a pair of proven defensive basketball drills from Northern Iowa head men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson. These “fundamental” drills are considered crucial pieces of Jacobson’s practice plans throughout the basketball season (Yes, even in March) and are considered to be very effective tools for improving team defensive play. Numbers Rebounding Drill Overview/Set-up: Start in […]

All-Access Kentucky Basketball: Charges, Stunts, and Lunges

In the latest edition of All-Access, we return to Lexington, Kentucky for an exclusive look inside a University of Kentucky men’s basketball practice. Follow along as head coach John Calipari walks through a number of team defensive drills focusing on charges, stunts, and lunges. Charges and Loose Balls First, we’re going to teach players how to dive and take charges. According to […]