Player Development

Dribbling with the Globetrotters

If you’re a young player sitting at home surfing the internet, then pick up a basketball and head outside and work on these fundamental dribbling drills. The Harlem Globetrotters shared four of their favorite drills  to get warmed up in the video below: Around the World Figure 8 Figure 8 Dribble Quick Hands Drill Read More »

King of the Court

I may be off base on this, so please correct me if I am wrong, but I don’t think kids play much 1-on-1 anymore. I feel like if there aren’t uniforms, referees, an air-conditioned gym and 10 players – kids just don’t play. That’s too bad, because playing 1-on-1 against someone who challenges you is an excellent way to develop ... Read More »

Drew Hanlen – Shoot Like the Pros

Whether you are a player or coach, the Summer is crucial to player development at every level of the game. That is why we have teamed up with NBA Strategic Skills Coach & Consultant Drew Hanlen to bring you some of the best basketball drills on the planet. Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards is one of Drew’s long time ... Read More »

10 Ways to Be a Great Teammate

(courtesy of Show up for practice on time, with a good attitude, and ready to work hard. Decide at the outset that you love (not just tolerate, but love) every member of your team (athletes, coaches, trainers, and assistants). Never shortcut or minimize warm-ups, calisthenics, wind sprints, distant runs, and cooldown.  These are more than just conditioning. They are ... Read More »

Finishing at the Basket

Post Player

We are always looking for great content from guest coaches, and recently came across this article from Coach Randy Brown ( Coach Brown is a consummate professional who spends his days helping young coaches get started in the college game. His College Coach Now Mentoring Program is a fantastic resource for Rising Coaches. “Conquering Contact” by Randy Brown The Catch, ... Read More »

Defining a Champion

You picked up a basketball because it was fun, right? It was fun to play with your friends and get some exercise. But then your idea of fun began to evolve. Competing began to give you a thrill. Your team winning began to be the definition of real fun. But a team can only be as good as the individuals ... Read More »

50-Shot Workouts

50 Shot Workouts

You’ll need a workout partner for this one, but it’s worth the trouble. A workout partner adds 3 things to your training: An element of accountability A defender that you can see and read rather than just imagine. Intensity: a partner will naturally raise the effort and concentration that you put into your workout. The first goal of this workout ... Read More »