Second Move Competitive Finishing Drill

Post First Published On https://coachingtoolbox.net/second-move-competitive-finishing-drill

This video is one of the great resources available from basketballhq. They have several more videos as well as basketball coaching resource articles.

Sean Hanrahan is the Head Men’s Coach at Warner University.

You can tweak the drill to make it fit what you want.

I like the idea of playing to 10 to improve focus and concentration with the competition.

Please make sure your sound is on to see the video.

Click the play arrow so see the drill.

The drill is a You Tube video, so you will need to be able to access You Tube to see the drill.

 

 

Second Move Finishing Drill

The post Second Move Competitive Finishing Drill appeared first on .

Developing a Positive Team Culture

Post First Published On https://coachingtoolbox.net/developing-positive-team-culture

I recently spent the day at the Psychology of Coaching Teams Conference in Boston, MA. It’s an all day event for coaches of any sport and it features some great speakers with vast experiences. I was speaking on behalf of Point Guard College along with one of my co-workers, Mara Schanfield. More importantly, what I always look forward to the most is the shared learning and professional development that you get out of these types of experiences. I am committed to a life of education that is fueled by my insatiable hunger for growth. I find myself growing on a daily basis, but it’s events like these that really fuel my fire.

Our 75-minute presentation was titled, “A Coach’s Role in Impacting Team Culture”. We shared some key points about how the culture of your team can be established, reinforced, and even reinvented, through your team’s basketball practices. The two main areas that support this belief come from Point Guard College’s brilliant founder, Dick DeVenzio, and also from watching some of the top basketball coaches in the country at the high school, college, and professional level. We have identified some of their championship-level habits in developing the top players and creating the best basketball teams.

A simple formula we’ve come up with is the following:

Successful Team Culture =
Procedures + Progressions + Precision + Patience

  • Procedures are the actions which have to be executed in the same manner in order to obtain the same result. In a prior blog (‘What I Learned from Coach Krzyzewski’), I shared the various procedures you can use with your basketball team to develop daily consistency and expectations throughout the program. Establishing procedures within your program allows you to maximize your time as a basketball coach. While this can create some temporary inconveniences, it will lead to permanent improvement.
  • Progressions are a series of activities or drills with a definite pattern of advancement. It’s important for coaches to progress through drills in a way that will ‘make sense’ to the athletes. During our summer basketball programs and year-round clinics, I find it especially helpful for basketball players to progress through teaching using this model:
    • Give instruction that describes the organization of the drill — Provide the rules for the drill — Give them the points of emphasis — Remind them of the intangibles (i.e. how to lead themselves, enhance the drill, and ignite their teammates)
    • In providing your athletes with the points of emphasis, stick to the ‘Rule of 3’ and explicitly state what you are looking for.
  • Precision means having a ridiculous attention to detail. As coaches, we have to understand: we teach what we emphasize. In my experience, it’s quite apparent that the best coaches in the world demand a high level of ‘exactness’ from their basketball players at all times.
  • Patience is required once the above three items are put into play. Be honest… What drives you crazy as a coach? What causes you to slam the clipboard or throw the whistle? Every good coach has a long list.  I think of Dick DeVenzio’s “Responsibility Principle” from Runnin’ the Show that places the responsibility on coaches to be bigger than shortsighted frustrations. Essentially, the thought is: don’t put yourself through a whole season being irritated by the things you failed to explain. Do you lose your patience because your players performed the drill wrong or because you failed to properly explain the basketball drill? It’s our job as coaches to teach with clarity and to ensure we communicate exactly what we want at all times. But, be patient. Have a persistence to your patience. Model the qualities that you want to see embodied in the culture of your team.

After watching both the Duke men’s basketball and Connecticut women’s basketball teams practice this year, it’s quite obvious why both basketball programs won NCAA national championships. In their practices, this formula held true. The daily procedures were run, the progressions made complete sense, the precision was phenomenal, and each coach was patient enough to explain something to their players that was not understood.

PROCEDURES ARE EFFECTIVE

In line with the great precision Coach K demands of not only his team and program, which includes managers, staff, and other personnel involved with the team, there were a definite set of procedures the team understood happened ‘every’ and ‘always’. Dick DeVenzio used to refer to this concept of creating procedures that your team should do every time they are in the gym and at an ‘always’ rate, not a sometimes thing. The shirts were tucked in, the players knew how to line up on the baseline, and even the obtaining of water was a set, routine procedure. This allows for more coaching and teaching, and less telling. There is a difference between teaching and telling. High level coaches, like Coach K, are teachers, providing useful information in a variety of ways and creating engagement with the athletes. Coach K and his staff no longer had to tell their athletes repeatedly to do something. They understood the procedures, and as a result, time wasn’t wasted on mundane tasks.

I encourage you as either a coach or a basketball player to consider implementing some of these key thoughts above into your practices and basketball training. It will take time, it will take persistence, but most importantly it will take a commitment to be someone better than you already are. None of the prior three statements are easy. But hey, winning four (4) NCAA national championships isn’t a walk through the park either!

 

The post Developing a Positive Team Culture appeared first on .

Larry Shyatt Tate’s Conversion Drill

Post First Published On https://coachingtoolbox.net/larry-shyatt-tates-conversion-drill

The video in today’s post is with Dallas Mavericks Assistant Coach Larry Shyatt.

He is also the former Head Coach at Wyoming and Clemson as well as an assistant at Florida State.

The drill forces your players to sprint back in conversion defense, communicate, and rotate.

If you are interested in finding out more about the DVD that the video sample came from, click here:

Larry Shyatt: Building a Defensive Culture – Basketball — Championship Productions, Inc.

Make sure your sound is on as you watch.

The video is a You Tube video.

Click the video to start the presentation.

The post Larry Shyatt Tate’s Conversion Drill appeared first on .

Putting a Defender In Jail in the Pick And Roll

Post First Published On https://coachingtoolbox.net/putting-defender-jail-pick-roll

This post was originally from Zak Boisvert on his basketball Coaching Website: Pick and Pop

This is how Coach Boisvert described the video:

When working with young point guards, I’ve found there to be two common deficiencies in their understanding of pick and roll play.

The first nuance they don’t totally grasp is the art of deception both directionally and in a speed sense. Most young point guards come off a pick & roll at one speed in one direction without recognizing the need to set the on-ball defender up with a foot/ball fake away from the screen and a change in speed as you encounter the screen.

The second problem is the lack of understanding of the physicality you need to play with as the ball-handler. Great stuff below on how NBA point guards use their body when coming off screens.

-Linked below is a fantastic video of Ty Lawson explaining “how to put your defender in jail” (or what John Beilein calls a “Hostage Dribble”) put together by BBALL BREAKDOWN.

The video is a You Tube video.

You will need to click the play arrow to view it.

The post Putting a Defender In Jail in the Pick And Roll appeared first on .

Mike White Florida Transition Offense

Post First Published On https://coachingtoolbox.net/plays/mike-white-florida-transition-offense.html

A couple of man to man sets from Florida’s Mike White. The first is an early offense set, the second is a half court set. You could make some adjustments and use either for early offense or for half court.

They are from Mike White’s Florida Playbook which is included in this week’s eBook special.

We are running our March Madness Celebration eBook bundle sale again this year. Any bundle of 4 Coaching Toolbox & HoopScoop eBooks is $35.

Create your own bundle by selecting any 4 of the eBooks that we have featured in our Thursday bundles. Email me at [email protected] or call/text me at 765-366-9673 and I can set one up for you.

Or click this link and select any 4 eBooks: eBook Bundle Special

Bundle #1 Shaka Smart Playbook, Meet the Press, Ultimate Matchup Zone, Mental Toughness

Bundle #2 Brad Stevens Butler Playbook, Packline Defense, Spurs Playbook, Attention to Detail eBook

Bundle #3 Louisville Playbook, Comprehensive Ball Screen, Iowa State Playbook, Winning Special Situations

Bundle #4 Ultimate Horns Playbook, Versatile Swing Offense Playbook, Spread and Go Offense Playbook, 130 Ways to Improve Practice

Click here for all choices: eBook Bundle Sale Choices

Diagrams created with FastDraw

Florida Pistol 5X Early Offense

 

4 slash cuts in front of the basketball.

1 dribbles off back of 4 cut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 runs a dribble hand off with 3.

5 sprints out and sets a Pick and Roll behind the Dribble Hand Off

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Circle High Ball Screen

 

1 dribble hand offs with 3.

5 pins down for 2.

3 passes to 2.

 

 

 

 

 

2 dribble up.

1 curls cut to under rim and comes off pin down from 5.

4 sets flare screen for 3.

 

 

 

 

 

After setting flare screen, 4 steps up and sets high ball screen for 2 and pops.

 

These plays are from Mike White’s Florida Playbook which is included in this week’s eBook special.

We are running our March Madness Celebration eBook bundle sale again this year. Any bundle of 4 Coaching Toolbox & HoopScoop eBooks is $35.

Create your own bundle by selecting any 4 of the eBooks that we have featured in our Thursday bundles. Email me at [email protected] or call/text me at 765-366-9673 and I can set one up for you.

Or click this link and select any 4 eBooks: eBook Bundle Special

Bundle #1 Shaka Smart Playbook, Meet the Press, Ultimate Matchup Zone, Mental Toughness

Bundle #2 Brad Stevens Butler Playbook, Packline Defense, Spurs Playbook, Attention to Detail eBook

Bundle #3 Louisville Playbook, Comprehensive Ball Screen, Iowa State Playbook, Winning Special Situations

Bundle #4 Ultimate Horns Playbook, Versatile Swing Offense Playbook, Spread and Go Offense Playbook, 130 Ways to Improve Practice

Click here for all choices: eBook Bundle Sale Choices

The post Mike White Florida Transition Offense appeared first on .

Kelsey Plum 99 Shooting Drill

Post First Published On https://coachingtoolbox.net/kelsey-plum-99-shooting-drill

This basketball shooting drill came from the University of Washington Women’s Basketball Coaching Newsletter.

If you would like to subscribe, email me and I will forward your interest on to Coach Mike Neighbors.

The shooter in the video, Kelsey Plum, became both the Division I Women’s Career Leading Scorer and Single Season Leading Scorer during the 2016-17 season.

This is Coach Neighbor’s description of the drill:

Fun drill that we got from a high school coach, but per NCAA rules does not allow me to mention them by name… but thanks!!

With a player like Plum who is in the gym so often it’s imperative to find new ways to keep score and track time during her shooting sessions.

This quickly became a favorite…

For us it’s a game spot/game shot drill. Not necessarily game speed but we still create some elements of relocation and 1-2 step shooting to make her move between attempts.

Like most drills, the secret sauce is varying the scoring to keep the challenge unique.

In 99, the shooter gets 3 points for every made shot. That score continues to accumulate as shots are made. If one shot is missed there is NO penalty, but if two shots are missed consecutively, three points are deducted from the overall score. The goal is to get to 99 points before the shooter falls below zero or a set time is reached.

Your best shooters will strive to never “go backwards’ by missing two in a row.

In this video, Plum gets to 99 in 2:09.60. Since then she has set a record of 1:53.10.

I can assure you she won’t stop doing this drill until she makes 33 in a row with no misses.

Another key: get a good rebounder. Notice I delegate that to Coach Todd Schaefer here, and I assumed the much, much more important role of timer.

Hope your players enjoy this.

We have since morphed this into a team shooting and small group drill that creates fun times in practice… Clutch shooters will emerge!!!

This is a You Tube video. Click the play arrow to watch

The post Kelsey Plum 99 Shooting Drill appeared first on .

Greg Kampe on Role of Assistants

Post First Published On https://coachingtoolbox.net/blueprint/greg-kampe-role-assistants.html

Oakland University Head Men’s Head Coach Greg Kampe discusses some of his views on the role of assistants in his program.

Coach Kampe has won 567 games in his coaching career.

Please make sure that your sound is on.

Click the play arrow to hear the talk.

This portion of Coach Kampe’s online presentation was taken from an online webinar that is available from the Glazier Clinics Vault.

You can get access to the vault by attending any Glazier Basketball Coaching Clinic, or by visiting this page: Glazier Vault.

 

Click the play arrow to hear the talk.

The post Greg Kampe on Role of Assistants appeared first on .

Teaching Creating Separation

Post First Published On https://coachingtoolbox.net/teaching-creating-separation

Some teaching points from Drew Hanlen, Founder of Pure Sweat Basketball on teaching your players to create separation.

The drill is posted in the Pure Sweat You Tube channel. You can access their channel of instructional videos at this link:

Pure Sweat You Tube Channel

This is a You Tube video, so please make sure that you are able to access that network.

Also, please make sure your sound is on for the instruction with the video.

Click the play arrow to view the video.

Separation Moves

The post Teaching Creating Separation appeared first on .

Northwestern Basketball Plays

Post First Published On https://coachingtoolbox.net/northwestern-basketball-plays

We are running our March Madness Celebration eBook bundle sale again this year. Any bundle of 4 Coaching Toolbox & HoopScoop eBooks is $35.

Create your own bundle by selecting any 4 of the eBooks that we have featured in our Thursday bundles. Email me at [email protected] or call/text me at 765-366-9673 and I can set one up for you.

Or click this link and select any 4 eBooks: eBook Bundle Special

Bundle #1 Shaka Smart Playbook, Meet the Press, Ultimate Matchup Zone, Mental Toughness

Bundle #2 Brad Stevens Butler Playbook, Packline Defense, Spurs Playbook, Attention to Detail eBook

Bundle #3 Louisville Playbook, Comprehensive Ball Screen, Iowa State Playbook, Winning Special Situations

Bundle #4 Ultimate Horns Playbook, Versatile Swing Offense Playbook, Spread and Go Offense Playbook, 130 Ways to Improve Practice

Click here for all choices: eBook Bundle Sale Choices

Diagrams created with FastDraw

The post Northwestern Basketball Plays appeared first on .