Jab & Sweep Drill

This drill is great to teach players how to effectively sweep the ball opposite of the defender’s hands and attacking with a low and quick first step. Having the coach extend only one arm high o...

Single-Double Ball Handing Drill

I have recently grown away from using a lot of cones on the court with player development. However, I do think they’re good to break out now and then to get players moving in tight spaces and ma...

Hall of Fame Shooting Drill

Hall of Fame Shooting is a drill I recent acquired at the NBPA Top 100 Camp that I plan to use quite a bit this Summer. Since we run the Read & React, the majority of our shots originate from the ...

3 Cone Shooting Drill

Today’s drill is excellent to use in a small group setting to help teach players the proper footwork to catch-rip-score in small amounts of space. You can perform each move below individually as...

How to Defend a Corner Fill

Recently I was fortunate to spend time with almost 20 NBA players for a week at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. One term that was used by one of them when defending a shooter in the corner with a potential win...

NBA Half-Court Set – “Slash”

I recently worked the NBPA Top 100 camp and got this play from one of the coaches in attendance. It is a fabulous action that leads to multiple scoring options throughout the set. Like this:Like Loadi...

Closeout Push-Step Shots Drill

Today’s drill is another closeout shooting drill similar what I shared yesterday. This drill gets players transitioning from a closeout to cutting off a middle drive and working on an explosive ...

Closeout – Slide Shooting Drill

This is a great drill to use to warm-up or as a high intensity defensive drill that incorporates a shooting element. Before you put in this drill, read how I teach closeouts. After shooting, the play...

Transition Outlet Drill

I recently came across this drill from Bob Hoffman, head men’s basketball coach at Mercer. This is a great drill to incorporate into the beginning of practice or even pre-game warm ups. It is ex...