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Thursday, July 18, 2013


If you are like me are constantly looking for resources to help yourself grow as a coach as well as looking for avenues to improve your team.  Our men's basketball staff puts out an outstanding email newsletter and they've really took it up another notch lately.  Here is what you got in the last issue:

Fellow Coaches! 

As the "dog days" of summer continue, I hope you are making progress with your team as you develop your players! With the 4th of July, Summer School, and Recruiting we have been extremely busy over the past few weeks. More than ever, we value the summer as an important time with our current players. In keeping with our theme of PLAYER DEVELOPMENT, we are looking to see steady improvement in each of the following areas:

1.Skill Development    
2. Quickness and Agility  
3. Basketball IQ  
4. Performance Under Pressure  
5. Competitive Will    
6. Leadership

During our Workouts this summer, we are seeing our players gain confidence especially in the areas of Ball-handling and Finishing. This week I'd like to highlight a shooting drill that we warm up with each day for at least 3-5 minutes. We have taken parts of Steve Nash's 20 minute workout linked below and use it as a warmup to start our shooting progression. We also progress with shots off the spin out-catch, shot fake 1 dribble, and various jab steps which force our guys to use both pivot feet. 

You can tweak this workout to fit your players skill set. But the simplicity of continuously shooting from both sides, using both feet, and getting the conditioning effect of chasing their own rebound is very beneficial. I think we'd all agree that if our players could do this for 20 minutes we would see a major difference! 

I always love to hear your feedback on these or any other drills that have helped your players improve! Have a great July and good luck!

Good stuff!  If you haven't already signed up, send Mitch Cole of the Aggie staff an email and he will put you on the list.  Here is Mitch's email:


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