Tag Archives: player development

Intelligent Drives : Training Dribble Penetration : Intro

As a coach, I have experienced frustration many times when a player drives to the basket at the most inappropriate time, drives at the correct time only to drive in the wrong direction and directly into a helping defender, or freezes, and does not drive, when there is a clear path to the basket to score.   It was only ... Read More »

Circle Movement : Getting The Player Wheel to Turn – Part 4

  The last drill we will discuss and diagram in this series to help all players without the ball to learn the reaction habits they need, is called the “Click-Click-Boom” drill.   I picked up the terminology used and name for this drill while working with PGC Basketball – Essentials Course this past summer.  PGC Basketball does a fantastic job of delivering ... Read More »

Circle Movement : Getting The Player Wheel to Turn – Part 3

  The third drill we are going to discuss and diagram, is the “Attack-Fade-Fill” Drill. I have found that players really like this drill, primarily because I include a shooting machine, The Gun (from Shoot-a-way.com) and by using this, they get a lot of shots during the drill.  There are multiple ways to set the drill up so you can create ... Read More »

Circle Movement : Getting The Player Wheel to Turn – Part 2

  In part 1 we talked about why and how to get players to circle move correctly and consistently.  The answer to these questions is daily repetition and drilling.  Now we are are going to talk about the three drills that involve all 5 players that trains the reaction habits. The first drill we will talk about is the “Bounce-Off ... 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 »