(Rental)-30 Drills For Building A Complete Guard
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There is no question that superior guard play is one of the keys to success in modern basketball. University of Pittsburgh assistant basketball coach Kevin Sutton is one of the nation’s best at developing guards. He did while the head coach at national high school power Monteverde Academy. Sutton oversaw the development of six players who made their way to the NBA as well as over 90 that played collegiately.
The heart of any successful basketball program, according to Sutton, is directly related to its guard play. Strong, explosive guards that are able to take over a game are in high demand and Sutton has spent years developing a set of drills to build the complete guard. In addition to actual basketball skills, a complete guard must also be well-versed in the game and have a high basketball IQ. Coach Sutton addresses this in his presentation.
Guards must be able to handle the basketball, find open teammates for easy scoring opportunities, and have the ability to hit a game-winning 3-pointer. Sutton has designed a package of drills that work on individual skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. What makes his drills different is Sutton always has his players working in a game-like situation. The competitiveness of Sutton’s drills are what helps to build the complete guard.
Along with the individual skills, Coach Sutton also presents drills to help guards set an offense, dictate the tempo of a game, and even counter certain defensive situations. Sutton has used these drills at Monteverde and also as a coach at the Nike Skill Development Academy. The drills presented in this 52-minute video can help any coach lay the foundation in building outstanding guards, the key in building a successful program at any level these days.