Archive for July, 2011

The Chest Pass

The chest pass is an awesome basketball drill for building on your accuracy and passing ball movement.  In order to perform this drill, you want to begin by standing approximately six to eight feet away from your partner.  To throw a chest pass, step forward with your dominant foot,  extend your arms fully, and make a pass.  Your partner should grab the ball and return the ball back to you using the same chest pass.  Your goal is to perform ten successful chest passes.  Begin by stepping forward with your dominant foot for the first five passes.  With the next five passes, alternate your feet and step out with your less dominant foot.

To get more advanced with this basketball drill, move back about four or five steps and repeat the drill.  Once you have completed ten passes successfully at this range step back further and repeat the steps.  Continue moving back and repeating the steps until you cannot make a successful pass to your partner.

The chest pass is an integral play in any game of basketball.  To strengthen your offensem you must be able to perform this pass with accuracy, speed, and strength.

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Posted by Coach Z - July 14, 2011 at 11:08 pm

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Power Stairs Speed and Endurance Drill

Another excellent way to increase both your speed and vertical leap is by exercising with either a stair climber, or utilizing stadium steps.  This is an old method but works extremely well to build power and strength to assist in your jumping ability and overall speed on the court.

To perform this basketball drill, either utilize a stair climber type of product and set it so that the stairs move with very little resistance.  You want to be able to run on these stairs without having to wait on the machine.  If your going to attempt this at a stadium start at the bottom and run and power off of each step on your way to the top.  Sprint up the stairs and as you push off each step you want to leap from step to step.  As you get more experienced with this drill, you can start skipping steps to really improve your vertical leap.

See the video below for an example of how one should perform the Power Stairs basketball drill.

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Posted by Coach Z - July 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm

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