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Practice Ideas

Shooting-The Catch & Shoot Jumper

Many times players moving without the ball are in situations where they must get their feet underneath them very quickly to be able to get their shot away.

Dribbling - The Roll Crossover

In some situations a dribbler needs to use a crossover dribble when running down the floor.  The 'roll crossover' should be used in this situation to allow the dribbler to maintain speed or even speed up and to protect the ball from the defender.

Finishing - Outside-Inside Stop

Footwork is the most undertaught skill in basketball. The ability for players to stop on balance and pivot both, quickly and efficiently, help make a player a greater threat to score.  

Attacking Full-Court 1 on 1 Denial

Many teams that play full-court pressure defence will take the inbounder's defender off the ball and have him/her deny the player receiving the inbounds pass.

Youth Dev-Transition-3 on 0 Run the Circle

As discussed in the article Youth Development-Transition-'Run the Wings Wide' (http://bit.ly/12PS58I) it is important for coaches to teach the 


Defence-Challenging Shots

Shooting percentages are significantly reduced when the defender gets up and challenges (or contests) the shot by the offensive player.