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 […]

Behind the Scenes UConn Basketball Practice: Backdoor Cuts & Defensive Zig Zags

In this behind-the-scenes look, we travel to Storrs, Connecticut for a glimpse inside a University of Connecticut women’s basketball practice. Follow along as head coach Geno Auriemma leads his squad though a number of team drills, including backdoor cuts and defensive zig zags.  Backdoor Cuts With backdoor cuts, it’s essential to time these so we catch the ball and […]

Knight School: Improving Man Offense By Eliminating the Dribble

Watch as Hall of Fame basketball coach Bob Knight reveals how you can improve your man-to-man offense by eliminating the dribble in practices. Incorporate this practice technique today and watch your squad improve its ability to pass, cut, screen, and play with confidence. Drill Overview According to Coach Knight, there’s nothing better for developing cutting, screening, and […]