(Rental)-Improving Performance With Competitive Basketball Drills
Scott Drew: Improving Performance with Competitive Practice Drills
Baylor head coach Scott Drew has developed a method for getting the most out of his players at each and every practice. Motivating players to work their hardest and stayed focused throughout a long season is difficult. Coach Drew has been able to do so by instilling competition into everything he does.
In this video, you will see 15 drills and variations that will lift your practices from routine to highly competitive. Incorporate Coach Drew’s tactics into rebounding, passing, shooting drills and more. Coach Drew shows you how to raise the level of competition in your practices to help improve players’ skills.
Team defenses are better when all the individuals are strong 1-on-1 defenders. Coach Drew presents four drills to strengthen players’ individual on-ball defense. You will see the Superman Closeout that will challenge your players to get consecutive stops while working their closeout technique.
You will also see three variations of the Zig-Zag drill that make this classic drill ultra-competitive. Players will improve their lateral explosion and their ability to keep the ball in front of themselves. Another drill has players working on fighting through different types of screens. It also has a competitive element.
Coach Drew uses two competitive passing drills to motivate players to focus both on offense and defense. Players learn to see the floor, be strong with the ball, utilize ball fakes, and fire off quick, crisp passes. Defenders work on ball pressure, forming traps, and anticipating the next pass.
Two rebounding drills are presented to develop the skills and mindset needed to be great on the boards.
- Numbered Rebounding: challenges players to block out and secure consecutive rebounds
- Circle the Wagons: involves the whole teach in a 5-on-5 competitive rebounding drill
If you want to win close games, you need players that can make free throws in crucial situations. Coach Drew shows you four competitive free throw shooting drills that force players to focus on knocking down critical shots. These pressure drills will also show coaches which players need to be on the floor in those late-game situations with a game on the line.
Coaches need to get the most out of players at their practices. With Coach Drew’s constant game-like atmosphere, your players will improve faster and always be prepared for game situations.