Geno Auriemma is the current women’s basketball coach at the University of Connecticut. A big part of UConn’s offense is playing through the high post. Coach Auriemma works on breakdown drills everyday which simulate movements throughout his offense and you will see those movements in this segment.
Athlete Movements: In this drill, the post player starts low and sprints to just above the elbow area. The post player will catch an entry pass from a guard, get wide, and chin the ball. The passer will then set up his/her cut, get the ball back, and get a layup or short jump shot off of the handoff. This drill not only works on the guard cutting, but also the timing of the handoff and the entry pass. The players must also call out each other’s names on the pass and the handoff.
1) Timing the Post Entry Pass
2) The Post Player Being Strong with the Basketball
3) Cutting Hard to Ensure a Clean Handoff
4) Timing the Handoff
5) Simulating a Game Shot at Game Speed
Terry Layton has over 300 wins on the college, junior college, and high school levels. Coach Layton has also racked up 300 coaching wins at the international level. Here, Layton will show you the ‘Six Ball Shooting Drill’ which can act as a conditioning exercise for your perimeter players. The drill simulates sprinting the floor, catching in transition, and scoring.
Athlete Movements: This would mimic a scenario where the defense turns over the offense and they are shooting quickly in the conversion from defense to offense. There are three kinds of shots in the drill: 1) Catch and shoot mid-range 2) Catch midrange, shot fake, and pull up 3) Catch and shoot behind the 3-point line. There is also emphasis on the passers in this drill. The passers must deliver the ball right where the shooter wants it, inside the shooting pocket.
1) Run the floor hard
2) Catch & Be ready to shoot
3) Good passes
4) Work on shot fakes and scoring off the dribble
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Explosion and Full Court Drills from Around the World.” View the latest video selections on Conditioning Drills.
Mark Petrone coaches alongside highly successful Haverford School Head Coach, John Nostrant. This is a fast-paced shooting drill that gets the players a high number of shots on goal in a short amount of time. This drill reinforces technique and is a great way to work on placement.
How it Works: Form two lines of players, five yards outside each pipe and 20 yards out from the cage. One player passes to the other side, who catches and then takes a shot. The player who passed, receives the next pass from the other side for the next shot. And it continues in that fashion at a high pace.
Show your back to the goalie, then follow through with your shoulders
To increase the challenge, give your players a defined area to shoot at such as a lower corner, far side pipe, high corner. This same drill can also be done from different distances from the front of the cage.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “High School Coaching Academy: Efficient Shooting Drills for Lacrosse Practice.” View the latest video selections on Shooting Technique.
Playing off dribble penetration is an important concept to be taught in any offense. In this clip, you will see how 2013 Final Four coach Gregg Marshall and his staff take their players through a shooting series to reinforce proper movement and getting set up to take good shots created off drive and kick situations.
Player Movements: The “Euro” move – looping behind an offensive teammate driving the basketball – has become increasingly taught in today’s game. Watch how the Wichita State Shockers work on this Euro move as well as a baseline drift move on a baseline drive. The players go through a series of shots that include catch and shoot jumpers, as well as shot fakes with one dribble pull-up jumpers to both the right and left.
Teaching Points: Coach Marshall and his staff emphasize players getting set up properly for the shot by getting their feet set and having a quick release.
Mark Petrone, Assistant Coach at the Haverford School, puts the team through a great pre-game warm-up drill to tune up the sticks. This drill is intended to strengthen shooting fundamentals, passing, and shooting with constant motion. Here you will get a fast-paced shooting drill that is easy on the legs due to limited running.
Player Movements: Divide the players into three spots in the shape of a triangle above the cage. The passing order is right-side to middle and then left-side to the right-side (you pass and then you get a shot).
Drill Essentials: This drill relies heavily upon proper player movement and rotation. By rotating positions, the players get the opportunity to work on shooting with both hands.
Drill Tips: Remind the players to get the shot off quickly.
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