1-second advantage cone drills

A playlist of several 1-second advantage cone drills from The 21st Century Basketball Practice:

Slalom Dribbling and Lay-up Drill

A drill that I picked up from a French basketball clinic online. We use it as a finishing drill during our high-school skill workouts. Read more

Coaching a European Club – Week 17

Trying to incorporate a new player in the middle of the season is difficult, especially with limited court time. Even with a fairly realistic practice plan each day, we failed to get through everything that I hoped to cover in each practice because of time spent reviewing old plays and defensive calls for our new guy. It’s not his fault, but in a week where we were preparing to play the best team in the league, it was not ideal either, especially when he ended up fouling out in less than 8 minutes of action.  Read more

Pass and Finish Drill

Coaching Frosh Basketball 2.0 – Week 14

The week began and ended with a game against the same team, the 3rd and 4th time that we played this team. We play in a year-end tournament, and in the infinite wisdom of the tournament director, one side of the bracket features teams who have been playing each other all season, and the other side features teams who have been playing each other all season. I asked to drop in seed just to play someone different, and the director opposed because the tournament was seeded. The other two coaches who we have played repeatedly said that the director does it every season so his team makes the championship game, as they felt our side of the bracket was stacked (the two teams who we played on our side of the bracket have beaten us by 6-20 points in a total of 6 games; the two teams who we played one time each on the other side of the bracket beat us by 4 and 5 points in our second and third games of the season).  Read more

Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter, Vol. 4 Links

Issue 2

How to Juggle

Issue 3

Woodward focuses on ‘extra 1%’ with enlistment of vision expert from World Cup staff

Tyreke Evans’ Euro-Step

Tyreke Evans’ Stride-Stop

Issue 4

Long-term Athlete Development: Trainability in childhood and adolescence, windows of opportunity, optimal trainability

Finishing what he starts – Brooks gets tricky to score around much bigger players

Issue 5

How nerves affect soccer penalty kicks

Issue 6

No More Drills, Feedback or Technical Training…

Steve Nash vs. the regular ol’ layup

The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan’s Tour of the NBA (Sports Illustrated)

Issue 7

Self-Monitoring, Human Nature, and Sustained Learning

Issue 8

Eye-Training Video

Issue 9

The two faces of perfectionism

Hip Mobility

Squat Progression

Issue 10

Ice Skater Drill

Curry’s imaginative finishers grabbing attention

The Rondo

Issue 11

Arsene Wenger: ‘Am I too intelligent to be a football manager? You can never be intelligent enough’

Issue 12

Keith D’Amelio videos

Issue 13

Stability, Sport, and Performance Movement: Great Technique Without Injury

Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less

Developing Sport Expertise: Researchers and Coaches put Theory into Practice

Issue 14

The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

Issue 18

Secrets of Soviet Sports Fitness and Training

Break the Ice

Don’t Ice That Ankle Sprain-with 43 min DVD (Sprain- The F.A.S.T. Approach to Preventing and Treating Sprained Ankles, volume 1)

Issue 19

Performance Assessment for Field Sports

Issue 20

How to Shoot a Floater

Stephen Curry’s The Rondo

Rajon Rondo’s Euro-Step

Issue 21

Harvard Tennis and the High Set

Valgus, varus or neutral knees?

Issue 22

Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat

Valgus Overload

Exercise Bands

Issue 24

Coconut Water

Seven Behaviors of Successful Athletes

Sports Genes

Nideffer

Issue 25

Mike Roll and Leg Strength

How to Train like a World Cup Player

Mirror Drill

Issue 26

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Issue 30

Reading the Play in Team Sports

Issue 31

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

Vitamin Water

Issue 32

Myth of Core Stability

Energy Drinks

Issue 33

Team USA article

Blitz Basketball

Organized Streetball

Issue 34

Suzanne Farrell

Land on your ties, save your knees

UCD study

Issue 35

Free Throw Shooting Technique

Efficiency and the Mid-Range Shot

Issue 37

Sports Personality Position Theory

A Multidimensional Approach to Skilled Perception and Performance in Sport

Identification of non-specific tactical tasks in invasion games

Issue 38

Russell Westbrook

Crossover Step

Defensive Footwork Drills

Issue 39

Anticipation in a real-world task

Issue 40

Benefits of weight lifting for kids

Issue 41

Inside the brain of an elite athlete

Issue 42

The Fighter’s Mind: Inside the Mental Game

Pass, Cut, & Fill 1v1 Drill

Here is the Pass, Cut, & Fill 1v1 Drill from the Playmakers Basketball Development League curriculum:

2-Ball Block-to-Block Post Moves Drill

Here is the 2-Ball Block-to-Block Post Moves Drill from the Playmakers Basketball Development League curriculum:

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