BASKETBALL AGILITY DRILL – CONE HOPS

In this speed and agility drill for basketball we are working on getting off the ground quicker than our opponent.  Like I said in the video, “It is often the second jump in the game that gets you the rebound.” and that is what we are working on here.  This exercise focuses a lot on…

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REPEAT CROSSOVERS – FULL COURT BALL HANDLING

In these ball handling drills we will focus on building our strength and power in our dribbling ability, improve our overall handle of the basketball, and even incorporate some footwork. FOOTWORK Each dribble you take should be accompanied by a step.  Do basically every time you dribble you must step.  Work on keeping the ball…

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FREE THROW ROUTINE TO IMPROVE YOUR PERCENTAGE FROM THE LINE

I was about 12 years old when I was taught how to shoot a free throw.  I was told that I needed to develop a free throw shooting routine.  I did that and to be honest my routine did help improve my free throw percentage from the line that season. I have now tweaked that…

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My Sanctuary Basketball Court – Rattelsdorf, Germany 2011

In my second season playing overseas in Germany I played in the 1.Regionalliga.  I lived in a small village of only 2,000 people.  In Germany it is very difficult to get gym time, believe it or not.  Basketball is not very popular in Germany compared to other sports so there really just aren’t that many…

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Basketball Motivation Tip – Music

BASKETBALL MOTIVATION TIP – MUSIC I know waaay too many players that think they go hard, but the truth is that they don’t.  The problem is that being a hard worker is relative.  What that means is that what one person might think is working hard others might laugh at.  In college my friend was…

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Speed and Agility Drills and Training for Basketball – Acceleration and Deceleration

Speed and agility training is the most overlooked part in basketball training these days.  Everyone wants to increase their vertical leap, but if you can stop and start better than any other player on the court you have a huge advantage throughout the course of a game.  Jumping ability is important too, but only really…

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Are You A Robot On the Basketball Court?

Type 1 I don’t know the reason why, but some people believe they need to be as big as a body builder.  This is what I call a type one robot on the court.  This type of player lives in the weight room and he only eats egg whites.  I respect the work ethic of…

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4 Things That Make The Basketball Crossover Move Work Every Time

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  The way that the basketball crossover move is taught these days is outdated and ineffective. It’s too bad that most coaches don’t even teach their players how to use this move to make plays, but in this video today we will breakdown exactly how Jamal Crawford is able to use the crossover basketball move…

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My Basketball Training Philosophy

  Skills Kill Your basketball skills are the most important thing in the game of basketball.  That’s why I spend about 50% of my overall basketball training time on them.  We have all seen those freak athletes that can jump out the gym, but if they don’t have the skills to dribble, pass, or shoot,…

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My 0 To Hero Basketball Career – From Underrated to Overseas

My Youth Basketball Days – Ages 8 – 11 I started playing basketball when I was 8 years old. That was the first time I played on an organized team. I was always one of the faster kids back then, but I wasn’t the best player on the team or anything. Unlike a lot of…

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