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All Access Stanford Women’s Basketball: Team Shooting & Passing Drills

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

In this week’s edition of All Access, we take you to Palo Alto, California for an exclusive look at a Stanford University women’s basketball practice. Head coach Tara VanDerveer leads her squad through a variety of shooting and passing drills during one of the first practices of the 2010-11 campaign.

First, VanDerveer’s squad runs through “Cut Passes and Driving” before moving into partner passing and shooting drills. The squad finishes off the session with an effective passing warm-up called “Showtime Passing.”

The Cardinal squad is currently 24-1 overall this season and ranked No. 2 in the country in both ESPN and AP polls.

Cut Pass and Driving

The drill begins when one player flashes to the free throw line. This player immediately receives the ball from a wing player. Next, this player then makes a bounce pass to a cutting player (starting from up top) and hits a layup in stride (with a coach as the defensive presence).

Meanwhile, that flash player who dished it off then immediately catches a pass from a coach/teammate, dribbles down the lane and hits a pull-up jumper.

Tips: Switch sides to which you pass and cut. Guards must go full speed to the basket. After going through layups, switch to short pull-up jumpers. Look to make good passes and knock down your shots.


Partner Pass: Bounce & Chest Pass

This drill can be conducted right down the middle of the court. Players work in pairs and should be set up about 15-20 feet away from each other.

Start with a bounce pass. Make a “T” with your hands. After catching the pass, players simply go through their shooting progression. No baskets are in play. Step in and take a nice jump shot. Every time the ball touches your hands, you should be looking at the basket.

Tips: Try to get a good rhythm going. Remember the fundamentals and deliver nice passes. Get your feet set and be ready to shoot. Eventually, switch things up to chest passes and then change partners.


Partner Shooting: Rep Shooting

Next, we’re shooting three-pointers at game tempo. There should be one rebounder and one shooter at each basket. Start with the shooter in the corner. The rebounder passes to a coach or teammate and they pass right to the shooter. After one minute, the players switch. Eventually, work your way around the perimeter.

Tips: Look to get a ton of reps with this drill. Players should always be stepping into their shot. Catch the ball looking to shoot. Push up and follow through and remember your footwork. Repetition is key in every shot you take.


Showtime Passing

Showtime Passing starts at the baseline. The first player up (Player 1) passes to a wing player (Player 2) and then immediately passes to Player 1 cutting up the floor. Player 1 delivers a pass to the next player (Player 3) in line at midcourt. Players replace each other and follow. The same passing technique continues now with two midcourt players. The passing moves all the way around the half-court area and ends with a layup on the left side.

Tips: Start the drill going to the left and then switch to the opposite side. Catch and pass the ball quickly. Players should always be moving and communicating.


The previous clips can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “All Access Stanford Basketball Practice with Tara VanDerveer.” To check out more videos in our All Access lineup, head over to our basketball library.

New Water Polo DVD featuring John Tanner and Brenda Villa!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We have recently released three Water Polo DVDs featuring John Tanner and Brenda Villa.  John Tanner is the Stanford University head coach and the 2012 Olympic Water Polo team head coach.  Brenda Villa is a 3x Olympian and Water Polo Player of the Decade.  The titles of these new Water Polo DVDs are:

20 Unpublished Tips for Becoming a World Champion Water Polo Player

  • Prepare yourself for the big games
  • Increase your speed, strength and individuals skills
  • Learn to get rid of grabbers
  • Create more space to shoot or pass
  • Understanding Water Polo

  • Watch and play the game with greater knowledge and insight
  • Get a player, referee, and coach’s perspective of the game.
  • See how all fouls are defined, with demonstrations and appropriate whistle signals
  • Get strategic and tactical insights from 3-time Olympian Brenda Villa
  • Breakdown of offensive and defensive strategies
  • Strategies for Creating Competitive Advantages in Water Polo

  • Implement and practice the nuances of the game and cross the fine line between success and failure
  • Features 2012 USA Olympic Women’s Water Polo Coach John Tanner & 3-Time Olympian Brenda Villa
  • Learn both in water and out of the water intangibles for success in both the sport and life
  • Learn how to turn perceived disadvantages into advantages in a variety of common game match-up situations
  • Get game strategies for overcoming your team’s shortcomings
  • Strategies for commitment to become your best!
  • See technique demonstration for defending and attacking

    Purchase the DVD 3-Pack  and save $15!

    John Tanner’s Intangibles for Water Polo 3-Pack


    New Lacrosse DVD featuring Stanford University!

    By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    We have recently released two Lacrosse DVDs featuring Stanford University Women’s Head Coach Amy Bokker and Sports Performance Coach Lesley Moser.  They both led the team to the NCAA tournament in 2010.  The titles of these new Lacrosse DVDs are:

    “Take Charge” Defensive Drills

  • Control and dictate the movement of attackers
  • Force offensive players toward their “weak hand” side
  • Develop double team skills and slide package options to increase your defensive pressure
  • Gain the ball, defend against passes and cutters, and create more turnovers
  • Enhance your team defense through communications and teamwork
  • Direct offensive players away from passing lanes and scoring opportunities
  • All Access Agility and Conditioning Workout for Lacrosse

  • See a live agility and conditioning session featuring the Stanford University Women’s Lacrosse team
  • Learn a plyometric routine to develop power and balance in your athletes
  • Get a progression of agility drills to create explosive change of direction
  • Purchase these two DVDs together and save $10!

    Stanford Women’s Lacrosse 2-Pack

    New Volleyball DVDs featuring John Dunning!

    By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, January 9, 2012

    We have recently released a 3-disc Volleyball DVD set featuring John Dunning.  He is the head coach for the Stanford women’s basketball team and has a 2001 and 2004 NCAA Championship.  The All Access Volleyball DVD set is called:

    All Access Stanford Women’s Volleyball Practice with John Dunning

  • Get all access to six John Dunning-coached Stanford practices
  • Each practice includes skills, drills, strategies, and tactics that will improve your team
  • See a “freshman only” session that reveals the indoctrination process for first-year players in the Stanford program
  • This DVD set includes over five hours of volleyball instruction!
  • If you like this product, check out these other instructional DVDs featuring John Dunning:

    John Dunning’s Taking Your Setting to the Next Level

    John Dunning’s Taking Your Attacking, Serving, & Blocking to the Next Level!

    John Dunning’s Taking Your Passing & Defense to the Next Level

    Becoming a Champion Volleyball Player: 50 Advanced Tips to Elevate Your Game!

    Coaching Youth Volleyball DVD 1: Practice Planning & Drills for Teaching Skills

    Coaching Youth Volleyball DVD 2: New Approaches for Better Volleyball

    Coaching Youth Volleyball DVD 3: Simplified Playing Systems

    Setting Techniques

    Becoming a Champion Setter

    Becoming a Champion: Passing and Serving

    Becoming a Champion: Defense and Blocking

    Becoming a Champion: Hitting


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