(Rental)-Duke Basketball: Creating A Championship Guard
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Duke Basketball: Point Guard Drills
As a player at Duke, Steve Wojciechowski was one of the most complete guards to ever wear the uniform. Following a successful stint as an assistant coach at Duke and now as the head coach at Marquette University, Wojciechowski shares with you the formula for developing the complete point guard.
A former All-ACC, All-American, and National Defensive Player of the Year, Wojciechowski covers in detail every aspect of a guard’s game. He shares what it takes to be successful at the position and offers up some of the best drills to develop ball-handling, shooting, and defensive skills.
Creating a Championship Guard: Ball Handling
Any guard must be able to handle pressure in order to facilitate the offense. You will see a number of full-court ball handling drills that teach players to:
- See the floor as they dribble
- Push the pace when they want the game to speed up
- Slow the pace in order to organize and command the offense
- Create space between themselves and their defenders
Coach Wojciechowski also talks about the importance of developing a relationship with your point guard. He must share the same vision as you. Coach Wojciechowski outlines the five qualities every point guard must have. Teaching these qualities and building the relationship will help the point guard become an extension of the coach.
Shooting Point Guard Drills
The second part of the workout includes a “Game Shots Series” where players practice the shots they normally take in game situations. The series includes the following:
- Power layups
- Running hooks
- Goofy foot layups
- Giant killers
- Reverse layups
- 15-foot catch-and-shoot
- Post feeds and kick outs
- Penetrate and kick
- Penetrate and hesitation dribble move
- Dribble hand-off
The complete guard must play defense and Wojciechowski explains the habits a point needs to have on the defensive end. You will see two drills that develop these habits keeping your guards in their stances and developing the conditioning and technique necessary to pressure the ball.
What makes Coach Wojciechowski’s presentation special is that he combines teaching advanced skills with game-like intensity. Players are forced to “up” their game as well as their conditioning levels. The skills that Wojciechowski acquired as a player and an assistant at Duke are masterfully incorporated into this outstanding DVD on guard play. Rent this point guard drills DVD today.