Prioritizing your practice design

by on June 10, 2015
in Practice Design

“If, for whatever reason, you were only allowed three 15-minute sessions a week, what would you do?”

The question above is from Dan John’s Can You Go? and is related to strength & conditioning, not basketball. However, the question is one for a coach to consider. If restricted to three 15-minute sessions per week, what would you do?

Whatever your answer, it should be a major portion of your practices.

Personally, with young children, I would play 2v2 Rugby; with older players, I would play 3v3. I might add 1-2 things to the small-sided games, such as a two-minute shooting drill that I use, as a finisher, but I believe that I get the most bang for the buck with these SSGs. With 3v3, I could switch the emphasis every game by using different constraints or rules to modify the game. To me, in that short amount of time, that is the best use of the time.

If you disagree or have other suggestions, please leave them in the comments. Interested in the ideas of others.

By Brian McCormick, PhD
Director of Coaching, Playmakers Basketball Development League
Author, The 21st Century Basketball Practice and Fake Fundamentals

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