Link Passing Transition Drill
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Link Passing Transition Drill

The Link Passing Transition Drill integrates the use of all possible passes within basketball while proving a scenario specific to practicing one of the more troublesome aspects of transition, the second or link pass.

 

The Link Passing Transition Drill starts with an offensive player (One) positioned under the basket at one end of the floor.

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3 Reasons Why Form Shooting Should be Important to You
Form Shooting allows players to improve their technique when performing a Set or Jump Shot by working on form and the fundamental technique (Photo Source: Jeramey Jannene)

3 Reasons Why Form Shooting Should be Important to You

Form Shooting is a type of shooting method where each item of the technique is broken down into more easily manageable pieces and corrections made accordingly. Form shooting allows for a coach or player to spend time with their shot ironing out any particular flaw that maybe having a significant affect upon their overall shot.

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The Importance of Body Positioning during a Lay-up
Here we can see how the offensive player keeps their body between the ball and the defender while performing a lay-up. As can be seen from the picture if the defender is on the hip or inline with the ball handler then there is no other option but for a foul to be committed when trying to stop the shot (Photo Source: Danny Bollinger)

The Importance of Body Positioning during a Lay-up

The lay-up is the highest percentage shot outside of the dunk. It is one of the very first skills that young players will attempt, and often is the stuff of nightmares for senior coaches whose teams can squander a certain two points in a moment with a poor attempt.

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Ball Reversal to Score Drill
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Ball Reversal to Score Drill

The Ball Reversal to Score Drill looks to help players develop the set of technical skills needed as well as offensive awareness to be able to score in the post from ball rotation on the perimeter. As players become more and more athletic they become more aggressive and intense in defence.

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Overusing Drills for Your Team
Good Drill Progression is a building block for individual and team development. Overusing drills however can slow this progress and development for players (Photo Source: Jim Larrison)

Overusing Drills for Your Team

When looking to start out planning a training session many coaches will start by formatting a session in the time-honored way of selecting activities or Drills for a warm-up, skills based section, tactical segment and then finally finishing with some conditioning and cool-down activities. This strategy helps give some fundamental structure to a session,

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