Tag Archives: player development

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 »

The Complete Player Pyramid

You build a complete basketball player the way you build a pyramid. It doesn’t matter how athletic a player is, if they aren’t skilled, they won’t be very good. It doesn’t matter how athletic or skilled a player is, if they have a low I.Q., they won’t be very good. It doesn’t matter how athletic, skilled or smart a player ... Read More »

Tribe Spotlight: Kiski Area Lady Cavaliers

This week’s Tribe Spotlight features Nick Ionadi. Nick is the Kiski Area Senior High School head girls varsity basketball coach. I began coaching as an assistant coach on the boys’ side for 8 years. In 2011, I had an opportunity to work as a girls varsity assistant at Kiski Area Senior High School. When the job opened the next year, I ... Read More »

5 PIECEs to a Killer 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 »

Playing 3-on-3 for Player Development

The following article was shared to us by Coach Randy Brown. Randy does a tremendous job sharing various elements of the game in his email newsletter. As we are in the “off-season” improvement time, consider incorporating 3 on 3 as the anchor to your approach. Here are some ideas on how to maximize 3-on-3 in your workouts: Give 3 on 3 some ... Read More »