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Individual Defensive Rebounding Drills [ARTICLE]

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Hit-Go Technique: Use the hit-go technique to stop your opponent's path to the rebound by striking them with a forearm to the chest. As soon as...... Continue

Defensive Closing Out Drill [ARTICLE]

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Players begin on the half court. Split the team into two even groups. Begin with the understanding that the offensive player has the advantage because the defensive player is going to close out to the high side. Relative distance, speed, and size...... Continue

Closing Out Drills [ARTICLE]

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Guard, No Ball-Side Cut: To defend against a guard cutting to the middle, the player must slide, or jump to the ball, two steps on the cut to prevent the opponent from getting inside (between the defender and the ball). The defender should have...... Continue

Three Player Screening Drills [ARTICLE]

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The following three-player drills continue to focus on ball handling, passing, and shooting layups. These drills also highlight proper screening techniques, which are often overlooked. Players must learn these screening... ... Continue

8 Keys to Becoming a Great Point Guard [ARTICLE]

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1. Mentally Tough Confidence Ability to think positive and be constructive in every situation Ability to self-analyze/self-diagnose ...... Continue

Amherst 2 on 2 Drill [ARTICLE]

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Object: Part of a warmup (second, third or fourth drill of a practice) — this is a great teaching drill for defense; offense; reading and setting screens; hi-low; inbounding vs. pressure; transition; trapping and breaking traps; and dribble drive...... Continue

2 Drills to Speed Up Basketball Footwork [ARTICLE]

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Basketball is a game that starts with the feet. Cutting, jumping, sliding and backpedaling all work from the ground up. Yet when we train for basketball, we typically train for whole-body performance and pay too little attention to our feet.... Continue