by POINT 3 Alpha Rob Crandall, FlashTrainings
Basketball training is almost like going to school. From April to November, the faster you understand a concept, the faster you’ll graduate to a new skill.
We’ll take as long as it needs to take to conquer a skill and we’ll move on. If we can get the same amount of drills done in half the time because a player is understanding and doing a good job, then that’s when we’ll add more.
Here's an example of how we'd do that with a focus on shooting.
Goal: Make over 500 shots a session
Goal: 300 makes within five feet of the basket before we shoot any other shot on the court
Keys: Concentration on and Dedication to shooting
Graduation: When taking 300 shots goes from taking an hour to taking 15 minutes
Goal: 50 swishes on 10-foot jump shots
Keys: Continued focus on Concentration and Dedication
Goal: 10 swishes in a row from five feet, taking one step back until you reach the three-point line.
00:00-5:00 – Bank shots off the glass from the right and left block, have to make 50 from each block
5:00-10:00 – Square up in the center of the paint working on perfect form have to make 50 shots five feet in front of the basket.
10:00-20:00 – Layup Series – Right and left layups and reverse layups. Have to make 20 of each type of layup, 80 total layups.
20:00-40:00 – Shooting Series – Catch and Shooting, Shooting off the Dribble, and Stationary Shooting, need to make 150 total shots.
40:00-50:00 – Ball-Handling – Working on one- and two-ball dribble. Passing with two balls. Really focusing on our hand-eye coordination.
50:00-60:00 – Competition – Example of a competitive game is “Continuous 1-on-1”. There are multiple lines at multiple hoops, if you score you stay on. First player to 11 scores wins, you have 4 dribbles to score.