By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
In this segment, we will look at a shooting drill called the ’4-3-2-1 Drill’ used by Gregg Marshall. This exercise is part of a skill development practice with the guards at Wichita State. Your players will develop their conditioning and shots at game speed.
Player Movements: In this shooting drill, the player will shoot 4 shots on one end of the floor while alternating right and left sides. The player will then sprint to the opposite end of the floor and shoot 3 shots in the same manner. The drill continues as he sprints to the other end again for 2 more shots and then he will push the ball on the dribble (no more than 3 dribbles), and pull up and take his last shot.
Drill Tips: Focus on conditioning your players and developing their footwork to make the most of this drill.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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.
Inside Out Drill
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.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
In this segment, we visit the home of the 2013 Final Four Shockers from Wichita State to see how Gregg Marshall and his coaching staff improve the ball handling of their guards. This is an excellent short series of two ball drills.
Ball Handling: 2-Ball Drills
Overview: Players are in a line at the free throw line facing half-court, and each player has two basketballs. Coach Marshall likes these drills to be done with heavy basketballs and big basketballs. Players dribble the two balls from the free throw line to half-court, pass back and forth once with a manager, then turn to dribble back to the end of the line. The series concludes with players again starting at the free throw line with two basketballs. They dribble to half court and back with added resistance from a manager.
Player Movements: Each player goes through once each with the heavy balls and the big balls using a same-time speed dribble, and then repeat the drill with an alternating dribble (one goes up, while one goes down).
Drill Essentials: Pound the basketballs, make a good pass – chest height, and receive a good pass.
Drill Tips: Make sure to use a one-handed push pass with their off hand to a manager and to make a one-handed catch with the pass back from the manager. In the resistance part of the drill it is key that the managers place resistance on the player’s shoulder on the dribble to half court and resistance on the player’s waist on the way back to the free throw line.