Tag Archives: Basketball Drills

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 1

Players- Here’s the situation: Season has begun and you find yourself wanting to bring something to your team that can immediately affect the outcome of the game. But you don’t have time to acquire a new skill like shooting, or point-guard-dribbling-abilities, or ten more pounds of muscle. (Those kind of things take time – usually off-season time.) So, what can ... Read More »

4 Drills to Become An Effective Pressing Team

Circle Trap The Circle Trap drill is one of the best drills to not only teach your offensive players how to handle traps under pressure, but it also teaches your defense how to trap without fouling. Offensively teach your players to be strong with the ball and how to create space. This drill also enforces the term “Fake a Pass ... Read More »

Drills vs Skills

The Summer is upon us and while many players will  be crossing the country playing tournaments, do not over look the importance of skill development during this time of the season. Whether you coach a team or specialize in player development, it is essential to know the difference between being a skill coach and a drill coach. One of my absolute ... Read More »

Recharge your Batteries with Off-Season Ballhandling

Once the season is over, most players want to take a little time, perhaps a few days at most, to recuperate from the daily practice and game schedule. But once a player has “unwound”, how does he or she recover the love and joy of basketball that will propel them to get better in the off-season? I have a suggestion: ... Read More »