The pro-hop and spin move, when used correctly, can help ball handlers get past multiple defenders and finish close to the hoop. Austin McBeth, Smart Basketball Training lead trainer and former player at Iowa State University, demonstrates these two moves and shows you how to work on them in the gym.
Drill Summary: Place one chair (or another similar object) at the wing and another close to the elbow on the same side of the court. Begin by using a crossover move on the first chair, then once you get to the second chair, utilize a pro-hop or spin move before finishing with a layup or floater. The pro-hop and spin moves both require precise, quick and explosive movements. Make sure you gain ground on every move, maintain your balance, and work on finishing on both sides of the hoop with both hands.
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University of Georgia head men’s and women’s swimming coach, Jack Bauerle, is one of the best in the business at teaching the freestyle. The “Push Drill” works on finishing the stroke with a high elbow, which will allow for an easy recovery to increase speed and eliminate resistance.
Drill Summary: The goal of the Push Drill is to finish the stroke with speed and work on keeping the elbow high (not straight) and relaxed on the recovery. You can choose to isolate each arm in this drill by doing them once at a time, or swim using a regular freestyle stroke. Start swimming and work on pushing water out the back side of the stroke. Coach Bauerle recommends doing six reps with one arm, then six with the other, or eight-eight, before moving on to a regular freestyle.
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In this drill that pits servers versus passers, both groups battle to be the first to hit their target point total. Abbey Sutherland, UW-Stevens Point head coach, gives players advice on which hits are ideal as they complete the drill with the goal of developing team finishing skills.
Drill Summary: This drill pits passers against servers. Passers start at 10 points and their goal is to get to 20. They gain points by hitting 3 passes. The servers want passers to get to 0 points… Any time the passers make a mistake, it’s -1 point. The point of the drill is to work on FINISHING a game. Coaches are also free to add hitters and blockers for an added dimension. As players are completing the drill, coaches should be instructing them on any good or bad decisions they make.
This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Finishing Drills for Simulating Game-Like Pressure.” View other world class Volleyball videos!
Wrestlers looking for a quick finishing move from the top position will love this move from two time NCAA Champion, Mark Ironside. By controlling the opponent’s wrist and turning them over, wrestlers can get them in a position to earn the fall.
Drill Summary: Begin by bumping the opponent forward and getting a hilt tip on up. Force the opponent into a near fall and get a five second count, then pinch your knees together, hold the opponent’s wrist and begin to move over them. While you’re moving over them, quickly switch which hand you’re holding their wrist with while continuing to apply pressure. Next, come under their elbow with your other hand and turn them over with your chest on their chest for the fall.
This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The Art of Breakdowns: Creating Constant Grinding Pressure.” View other world class Wrestling videos!
Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Louisville, Jeff Walz, provides you with the “Two Ball Chair Drill.” This drill incorporates ball handling, finishing through contact, footwork, and shooting.
Athlete Movement: The drill begins with the post players dribbling two basketballs out to the free throw line area. He/she will place one of the balls on a chair and then drive hard to the rim, take a hit from the pad, and score one of the basketballs. That player will then go back to the chair, pick up the second ball, reverse pivot, and shoot a free throw line jump shot. Each player will go three times from each side.
Keys to the Drill:
1) Dribble both basketballs low with alternating dribbles.
2) Drive strong to the rim, absorb contact, and finish.
3) Pick up the second ball from the chair and reverse pivot.
4) Shoot a free throw jumper with proper form.