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Team Skill Development Workout – Part 4

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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

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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 »

6 Thing You Should Do Every Practice

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There is an old adage that you ‘play the way you practice.’ So here are are 6 things you should do every single practice: Have a detailed practice plan Go through a proper movement based warm-up Spend time on skills and fundamentals (ball handling, passing, shooting, etc.) Teach a specific aspect of the game Emphasize the 4 C’s: Communication Competition ... Read More »

Tiny Tweaks Lead to Big Changes

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It is well-known and commonly used as motivation that it only takes a one degree change to turn water into ice and similarly water into steam. This same concept should be considered in coaching, especially this time of year. Whether your team is having a record season or under-performing, a coach must continue to look for meaningful adjustments to elevate the play of ... Read More »

Now is a Great Time to Reload Your Practices

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Take a breath. Go on, you deserve it. You’ve powered through the first part of your season. Now, you have some time to catch your breath, assess where your team is right now in its development, and focus on how to find success in the second half of your season. It is a perfect time to rethink your Practice Plans. ... Read More »

Read & React: Momentum Moves

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Momentum moves are based off of the newly defined scoring opportunities Rick has created in the NEW Read & React.  I modified the drill from only three players to our entire team to allow for more repetitions. The focus of this drill is to simulate filling spots vs a defender that is a step slow. Divide your team in half and put one team at each ... Read More »

Read & React: Open Shot Drill

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This is the third drill of Layer 1 that is based off of the newly defined scoring opportunities Rick created in the NEW Read & React.  I modified the drill from only three players to our entire team to allow for more repetitions. The focus of this drill is to simulate filling spots vs a defender that is drops to the free-throw line (distance) area, allowing ... Read More »

Read & React: Curl the Puppydog Drill

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Last week I shared a Read Line Drill that is based off of the newly defined scoring opportunities Rick created in the NEW Read & React.  I modified the drill from only three players to our entire team to allow for more repetitions. The focus of this drill is to simulate filling spots vs a defender that is a step slow. Divide your team in ... Read More »