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Keith Dambrot: Fundamental Drills that Build Champions
Don’t waste valuable practice time! Pick up the pace!
Current Duquesne University head coach Keith Dambrot shares the same practice drills he used when he coached LeBron James at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School in Akron, Ohio. These same drills produced back-to-back state champions and seven straight 20-win seasons at while Dambrot coached at the University of Akron.
Coach Dambrot begins his presentation with the defensive drills he used to warm up his team. These drills teach some of the basics of Dambrot’s defense. Basic defensive skills like closing out, denying the wing, fronting the post, help-and-recover, and digging the post are worked on first. Then, it’s on to defending the down screen, flare screen, back screen, and how to defend the screener.
You’ll see Dambrot go through the very intriguing Circle Trap Drill. The drill teaches both how to trap and how to manage the trap all in one, a valuable time saver.
If you have ever been frustrated with your players for traveling or for missing a pullup jumper, Dambrot has a series of finishing moves for you. Watch as Coach Dambrot stresses proper footwork and finishing at the rim. You’ll see footwork for one-dribble layups, pullup jumpers, floaters, lunges, and step-throughs. Players that practice these skills are more likely to make them in game situations.
You will see that Coach Dambrot presents an exciting way to teach the game of basketball while focusing on fundamentals and details that help both players and teams improve. Coaches at any level can benefit from Coach Dambrot’s presentation as could players who might better understand what a coach is looking for in offensive and defensive fundamentals.