Archive for April, 2011

Suicide Basketball Drills

Suicide drills are one of the greatest basketball exercises for endurance, stamina and speed.  Suicide basketball drills simulate the events and actions that occur in a game of basketball with countless changes of directional sprints. 

To perform the suicide basketball drill, begin by starting on the baseline, facing the other end of the court.  Sprint to the free throw line, bend down and touch it, and then sprint back to your starting point.  When you get back to the starting point, bend down and touch the line then sprint to the half-court line, bend down and touch it, and sprint back to your starting point.  Upon reaching your starting point, bend down and touch the line then sprint to the opposite free throw line, touch it, and sprint back. When you reach your starting position, touch the line and then sprint to the opposite baseline at the end of the court, touch it, and sprint back. Make this last sprint count and cross the baseline at full speed.

Check out this video on how to perform the Suicide Basketball Drills

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Posted by Coach Z - April 9, 2011 at 8:56 pm

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Tip In Rebounding

The tip in shot is one of the easiest ways to score off of a missed shot and as you become a better basketball player, the tip in rebound will become an important peice of your game.

Putting numbers on the board in a rebound situtation is definitely better than coming back down with the ball and trying to either pass the basketball out or go up for another shot.  Learning how to properly tip in a shot tends to take a lot of skill and practise to actually make tip in shots.  This basketball drill will assist your tip in shot ratio and build confidence when attempting tip in rebounds.

To begin this basketball drill, stand about four feet out from the basket and bounce the ball off of the backboard.  As the ball is bouncing off the rim, jump and attempt to tip the basketball in with your dominant hand.  Do this drill at least ten times. As you get proficient with the drill from the front of the basket, begin to switch it up to the sides of the basket.

The success factor to this basketball drill is to properly time your jumps and to only utilize your fingertips to put the basketball back into the rim.  This drill will build your confidence and accuracy with a tip in shot.  It will dramatically increase your tip in percentage over time.

 

Check out this short video on how to perform a tip in drill.

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Posted by Coach Z - April 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Categories: Rebounding Basketball Drills, Shooting Basketball Drills   Tags: ,