After a few weeks off because I was out-of-town at Coaching U Live, and my players have been busy with the AAU circuit, we got back in the gym for a skill tune-up today before one of my players heads out to Panama City for his last event.
3 Area Move & Shoot – 2 Levels
This drill was our warm-up for today. Using the three area of the court, Corner to Wing (Elbow) both sides and Elbow to Elbow, player had to move and shoot until he made six shots at each area. If he missed two shots in a row we started over at that area. We performed this at five foot range and 15 foot range.
Goal: Make 6 at each area without missing two in a row.
Slide – Slide – Attack Shots
This is a new drill I got from LA Clippers Director of Player Development Dave Severns. It is a drill used to simulate the slide dribble players must perform when attacking a pick & roll hedging defense. Using all seven spots on the floor, the player stays low and performs two quick slide (lateral) dribbles as if they are creating space from the defense, before attacking the rim with one hard dribble. This is done seven times around the perimeter with the right hand, and then back using the left hand. Today we performed this drill with four different variations with a goal of making 14 shots in each variation.
1. 1 Attack Dribble Jumper
4. Crossover – Step Back Jumper
Goal: Make 14 shots in each of the variations above.
Offensive Catch & Go Shots
As I have mentioned in previous posts, our team runs the Read & React Offense and a goal is to incorporate as many game-like shots into our workouts as we can while also adding new skill elements to the players. This drill used six main cuts around the perimeter and the player had to make 6 for 8 with each cut. On the catch, the player had to option to go, or rip through, and attack with one dribble for a jump shot.
Series 1: Corner to Wing (Left)
Series 2: Wing to TOK (Left)
Series 3: TOK to Wing (Left)
Series 4: Corner to Wing (Right)
Series 5: Wing to TOK (Right)
Series 6: TOK to Wing (Right)
Goal: Make 6 for 8 in each series before moving on to the next.
Creating Space – 2 Foot Floaters
Using five spots around the perimeter, the player had to fight contact from a coach and create space using various footwork and rip techniques before attacking the rim and finishing with a two foot floater. Our goal today was to start reading the defense and reacting quicker. As soon as the defense retreats or gives an angle, the offensive player immediately must read that and make their move towards the rim.
Goal: Make 3 floaters at all five spots.
5 Spot Shooting – 3 Pointers
Today we finished off the workout shooting a multitude of 3-pointers. Using the five spots around the perimeter, the player had to make eight college 3’s and 4 NBA 3’s at all five spots.
Goal: Make 8 college 3’s and 4 NBA 3’s at each spot.
I did not video this segment today but the video below should give you a good idea of what it looks like.