Work on a variety of individual skills in this drill from Iowa State University head women’s coach Bill Fennelly. In this drill, players work on ball handling, fakes and jump shots.
Drill Summary: In part one, a player starts at the wing with two balls and another player posts up on the block. The player with the basketballs dribbles both balls simultaneously, then feeds one to the post player while keeping the dribble going with the other ball. After receiving the pass, the post player lays the ball in while the player on the wing performs a dribble move and takes a jump shot. The second time through the drill, instead of shooting the ball, the post player waits for the other player to shoot, then hits them with a pass so they can take a second shot on the wing. The player at the top of the key dribbles both balls, then attacks the lane and dishes to the player on the wing. Then, the attacker takes one dribble away from the player on the wing and shoots a jumper, then comes back toward the second player, receives a pass and shoots one last shot.
Keys to the Drill:
1) Keep the eyes up.
2) Stay under control.
3) Vary dribble moves.
4) Pass with different hands.
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John Danowski, Duke University Head Lacrosse Coach, reinforces the need for players to learn to shoot on the run. The technique that he teaches is designed to create separation between the shooter and the defender, in order to get off a shot.
How it Works: The drill begins with players approximately 5-7 yards above GLE. A player will pick up a ball and take only a few steps before jumping off their inside foot and shooting. Some might call the movement a “hitch” that is used to create separation from the defender.
Drill Tips: In this drill, continue to reinforce good shooting techniques that include getting the hands back and kissing the shoulder. Note that the shooters are aiming for the back third of the goal (or inside the far pipe), because a goalie would be protecting the near pipe.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Shooting Technique & Drills for Championship Lacrosse.” To view the latest video selections on Skill Development, CLICK HERE.
Head Coach for the 2013 National Championship UNC Women’s Lacrosse team, Jenny Levy, gives you a great drill for building technique on finding or creating cutting lanes, taking a shot, and learning to take advantage of a defender’s positioning. It teaches players to be aggressive in their attack and to use their vision to find scoring opportunities.
A defensive player is optional, as seen in the video, since the focus of the drill is the fish hook motion and the cut. An additional option for the drill is to have the feeder looking for an option to shoot on goal as well.
From the creator of the Attack and React Offense, Andrew Grantz, delivers a shooting and conditioning drill in which the players are constantly moving and taking as many shots as possible within a two minute stretch. You will also see an element of pressure in that the pace of an individual player affects the pace of the collective group.
Player Movements: The drill starts with a pass from player 1 to player 2; during this action player 3 will shoot a ball. Player 2 shoots the ball after receiving the pass from player 1. After the pass, player 1 will move out to the perimeter and spot up, player 3 will rebound their shot and kick it out to player 1 before moving out to the perimeter to receive a pass from player 2 who has rebounded their shot.
Teaching points: Emphasize getting into a shooting rhythm and keeping good form as you fatigue.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “4-Out 1-In Attack & React: Attacking Drills & Skills.” To view the latest video selections on Offensive Drills, click here.
Highly successful Oklahoma Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Sherri Coale, runs players through a two ball dribble drill with the cones. Using this drill will help develop your players’ ball handling ability as well as their shooting ability.
Player Movements: The drill begins with a player doing an alternate dribble with two basketballs towards the first cone. That player will pass the basketball on the outside (right) hand to the coach on the right side of the floor. Immediately after the player passes the first ball, she will cross the second ball over from her left to right hand and attack the rim for a right-handed lay up. That player will then come off the second cone on the block, simulating a pin down screen for a corner 3-point shot on the right side. The corner 3 will come from the same coach, who received the first basketball at the start of the drill.
Coach Coale tweaks the drill at the end of this clip. The drill starts the same way, but instead of going in for a layup, the player will pull up for an elbow jump shot. After shooting the jumper, the player will simulate setting a back screen and will step high for a top of the key 3-point shot.
Drill Setup: Place one cone at the top of the key just about the 3-point line, have a coach with a basketball at the free throw line extended, and put one cone on the block which is on the same side as the coach
Drill Tips: When switching sides, the coach will move to the left side of the floor. The player will pass the ball from the left hand, cross the ball over from right to left, go in for a left-handed layup, and come off a pin down screen for a 3-point shot in the left corner.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “AAU Coaching Girls Basketball Series: Perimeter Player Skill Development.” To view the latest video selections on Women’s Basketball Player Drills, click here.