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April 4, 2017

Game-speed drills to improve your team’s 3-point shooting

by Keven Bradley, associate men's basketball coach, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Getting players to go “game-speed” and take shots during practices at a pace that is equivalent to how they will play on game days is one of the most challenging messages to get across to players. To help our players practice at a faster pace and...

January 13, 2014

The Philosophy of Drills: 23 rules to guide practices

Every team must practice to prepare for their games. And what takes place in practice can and will make the difference in whether that team fails or succeeds. It's likely that a large portion of each of these practices will consist of fundamental dr...

January 5, 2011

Own the paint: 12 games of 1-on-1 to improve post players

Own the paint. Don't just take up space or clog the lane, but rather, have your players dominate this area of the floor. The better your team is on the interior, the more high-percentage shots you create and, consequently, it opens up your squad for ...

June 3, 2010

Keys for winning the battle at the boards

Our team considers rebounding one of the most important elements to winning games. We don't consider the total number of rebounds to be the key, rather it's the rebounding differential that matters most. We know that if our team shoots well, there wo...

September 20, 2009

Emphasizing passing, catching fundamentals reduces turnovers

One of the most under-taught skills in the game today is how to catch the basketball. To truly develop these skills, fundamentals need to be emphasized on a daily basis. Each time our team takes the floor for practice, we begin with a passing-and-ca...