Player Development

Read & React Success! Coach Doug Holden Part 1

I love sharing success stories about the impact of The Read & React Offense! Here’s the first of two parts from Coach Douglas Holden – Mohonasen Girls Basketball. Thanks for sharing, Coach!! – Rick QUESTION #1: How and where did you first hear about the Read & React? “Basically as the Assistant Head coach for the past 2 seasons – ... Read More »

5 PIECEs to Every Workout

I realize the landscape of youth and high school basketball has changed drastically over the past 20 years and that players don’t really have a true ‘off-season’ anymore. While my prescriptions for each have been severely modified over the last decade, I still choose to divide the calendar year into 3 phases based on the typical high school season in ... Read More »

Team Skill Development Workout – Part 4

This is a high intensity workout to throw in the mix that should take your group of players under an hour to complete. Before starting, make sure your players go through a proper dynamic warm-up. 10-10-10 Warm-Up This warm-up is one of my favorites to warm-up shooting and forcing to shoot with touch and finesse. From all 3 angles around the ... Read More »

Kermit Davis Pre-Practice Drills

Kermit Davis spoke at the PGC Clinic in Atlanta in the Fall of 2014 and discussed the culture at Middle Tennessee State and their emphasis on pre-practice player development. Culture Everybody in the room is into the same process. We get great satisfaction from success to others in the room. Avoid slogans in the locker room, instead we use signs with ... Read More »

Team Skill Development Workout – Part 3

This high intensity workout is perfect for the off-season. This workout takes approximately 60 minutes. Make sure your players do a proper dynamic warm-up before starting. Mikan – Reverse Mikan – Slams – Tips Mikan – Make 20 (in a row) Reverse Mikan – Make 20 (in a row) Slams – 3 times on each side  *Standing to the side of ... Read More »

Team Skill Development Workout – Part 2

This workout is designed to give your entire roster a great workout. It should only take a little over an hour to complete and the players will be gassed by the end. Utilize both ends of the floor by splitting your team in half. Communication is enforced in every drill below. **Water breaks are gauged on the player’s body language and wind. I also ... Read More »

Team Skill Development Workout – Part 1

This workout is designed to give your entire roster a great workout. It should only take a little over an hour to complete and the players will be gassed by the end. Utilize both ends of the floor by splitting your team in half. Communication is enforced in every drill below. **Water breaks are gauged on the player’s body language and wind. I also ... Read More »

Skills without Drills – Part 10

Players: You want to bring something to the game – bring something to your team that can immediately affect the outcome of the game, but you don’t time to acquire a new skill like shooting, or point-guard-dribbling-abilities, or ten more pounds of muscle. These things take time – usually off-season time. What can you bring RIGHT NOW?! What can you ... Read More »