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 […]

Winning the Battle of the Boards: Two Practice-Tested Rebounding Drills to Implement Now

Spice up your practices this season by implementing this pair of proven rebounding drills. Between second chance opportunities, transitional basketball concepts, and strategies for controlling the boards defensively, these drills cover a ton of ground and are bound to become staples of your practice plan. Start by reading the drill synopsis provided before seeing each […]

All-Access Maryland Women’s Basketball: Team Rebounding and Closeout Drills

In the latest edition of All-Access, we return to College Park, Maryland for a behind-the-scenes look at a University of Maryland women’s basketball practice. Follow along as head coach Brenda Frese first leads the Terps through an effective rebounding drill before getting into 2-on-2 closeouts. The squad finishes up the action with a competitive full-court layup […]

Knight School: 3 Essential Drills to Build Team Toughness

In this week’s team development feature, legendary basketball coach Bob Knight leads you through three drills instrumental in building mental toughness. Coach Knight has used these same drills throughout his esteemed coaching tenure with great success. The drills focus on ball handling, rebounding, and passing fundamentals – all while under pressure. After picking up each […]