Archive for April, 2011

Quickest Way to Improve Off-the-Dribble Game

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Do you know the quickest way to improve a player’s off-the-dribble
game? Do you know the fastest way to beat a defender, get to the
hoop, and make a play?

This email is going to be short and to the point. No complicated
drills, nothing fancy. Just a simple tip that will make your players
twice more effective with the ball.

Ok, so in 1-on-1 basketball, or even 2-on-2 or 3-on-3, players have
a lot of room on the court. They can dribble almost as much as they
want…

But, 5-on-5 basketball is MUCH different. Not only is the floor
crowded, but there are 4 other teammates that are just going to
stand around and watch you if someone dribbles too much.

So the 1st step in improving the off-the-dribble game is to …
stop dribbling as much! As simple as it sounds, this tip is very
valuable, and you’ll see why in a minute.

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The Single Best Drill to Teach Great Individual Defense

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

We know what makes your skin crawl, your blood boil, and your
temper flare…

Bad defense…thats what you hate. When your players can’t seem to
contain the other team, it really ticks you off. We can’t blame
you. Almost every coach’s worst nightmare is terrible individual
and team defense.

You can work on team defense in practice, by setting up different
formations and running various drills and plays…

But, individual defense is hard to teach, because you just don’t
have the time in practice to work with each and every player. It is
each player’s own responsibility to improve their individual
defense in their own spare time, so all you have to focus on is
teaching defensive formations.

The reality is that most players love offense, and they hate
defense. In this email, we’ll give you some individual defensive
tips that you can share with your players.

Take 1 or 2 practices to share these defensive tips with your
players and tell them that it’s their own personal responsibility
to improve at an individual level.

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Develop Killer Low-Post Players Who Dominate the Paint

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

A Big Man(Or Woman) that plays in the low post can help you
dominate the competition…

If you’re a youth coach, then find the tallest kid on your team
and develop him/her into a post player…its that important.

If you coach high school and up, then you already know the value
of throwing it into the post for easy buckets. Even if the big-man
gets double-teamed, then other teammates are wide open for outside
shots. So, having a big-man who can score is awesome!

To help you develop good post-players, we’ve prepared a free
2-part series called: “How to Dominate in the Low-Post”…

Part 1 of this series shows you: How to Get Position in the Post &
Receive the Pass.

Part 2 of the series shows you: How to Develop Low-Post Moves to
Score with the Ball.

Part 1 includes some diagrams, so we have it available for you at
this url:

->> http://www.basketball-drills-and-plays.com/post_position_2.html

The above url is Part 1. You’ll find free info with diagrams and
details that’ll show your players how to position in the post.

Once you finish Part 1, move on to Part 2, below:

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Improve Passing Skills in the Open Court

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Drills are the backbone of every practice.

Without’em you’re left with a bunch of guys simply
hangin’ out…not improving…and showing the same
weaknesses.

The only way to improve is to use drills that are
fun and challenging…

…and get your players *game-ready* and pumped
to perform.

Later on, we’ll reveal specific things that you
can show your players so they can dominate
the low-post and get a TON of points in the paint…

Dominating the paint is where the BigMoney Is…

But for today, we’re going to start with something a
bit more “fundamental”…

We’re going to help your players improve their passing
skills in the open court…

They become good at passing in the open-court…you get
a lot of easy buckets…its a good deal.

So here goes a great passing drill you should use:

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