What did YOU think about today?
I conducted clinics yesterday for 3 high school teams. What a blast! I love the enthusiasm to learn, the effort and the opportunity to have to get on the floor and teach young players. They are a blank canvas!
I like to use clinics to break out and tweak drills that have been shared with me, drills I haven’t used in a while or modify existing drills I’ve used based on each team’s needs, conversations with the coaches, etc…
Four of the drills I used yesterday are below and from the UW Women’s Basketball Newsletter. Thanks Coach Neighbors! These were from the Xavier days!
We tweaked +1 -1 a little (he calls it “Girls Game” on his diagram.) We took away the dribble after the first set. I liked that it really forced players to get open vs. 3 defenders and immediately look to advance the ball, putting pressure on the tandem defenders in the front court.
“GET 5” we made competitive by adding a :20 limit to all 5 shots and awarding bonus points for “attempting” all 5 spots. Caveat… You couldn’t “Chuck and Duck” on your shots… they had to be quality cuts and quality shots.
“50 Passes”… we added -1 point for a turnover and reduced to 3 points per made basket. Value the ball!
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1. 50 Passes
4. GET 5