Archive for May, 2011

Agility Cone Drill

This is another drill that will really build on your speed, agility, and balance on the court. To perform this basketball drill, you will want three cones. Place each cone approximately two to three large steps away from each other.

Start in a balanced position facing forward behind the middle cone, push off the floor with your left foot laterally and move either to the right cone. Quickly push off of your right foot to move back to the center cone, and again push off your right foot and move to the left cone. Push off of your left foot and return to the center cone. At minimum perform this drill for five sets at one minute per set.

As you progress with this drill, you will want to change it up a little to include cross over movements with your legs. Instead of moving your feet in a lateral motion, you will cross over your feet when moving between the cones.

Check this video out for a clear explanation of this basketball drill.

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Posted by Coach Z - May 9, 2011 at 10:04 pm

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The Push Pass

Performing the push pass drill is simple.  Begin by standing approximately eight to ten steps away from your partner, then throw the pass.  The proper way to throw the pass is as follows:  If you plan on passing on your right, step forward with your right foot.  Ensure that you hold the basketball with both hands.  As you put your right foot past the person defending you, push the basketball to your teammate.  The pass should be similar to a bounce pass.

Your goal during this basketball drill is to perform ten successful push passes to your partner starting with a distance of eight to ten steps apart. When you have made ten successful push passes, step back another five to ten steps and successfully complete another ten passes.  Continue following this drill and moving backwards from your partner until you can no longer make a good pass.

This is a great drill to perform to really get a strong and accurate push pass.  These passes are really good for getting past an opposing team’s player.  When the defense is crowding you, stepping past the defender and performing a push pass is an excellent way to get the ball to your teammate.

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Posted by Coach Z - May 3, 2011 at 11:18 pm

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