4 Must-Have Finishing Moves

By Joe Haefner

4 Must-Have Finishing Moves

Unless you’re 6’6 with a 40 inch vertical, you will need to develop a few crafty finishing moves. As you progress through high school and college, players get much taller, longer, and more athletic. This makes it more difficult to finish around the basket. Here are four must-have finishing moves taught by Jim Huber.

6 Critical Drills For Elite Guards (Or Aspiring Ones)

By Joe Haefner

6 Critical Drills For Elite Guards (Or Aspiring Ones)

Here are 6 drills that will improve your shooting, finishing, footwork, defense, dribble moves, perimeter moves, and more. These are drills that you can do by yourself or with a partner.

New Play – Ball Screen & Screen-the-Screener Actions That Will Lead To An Open Perimeter or Post Shot

By Joe Haefner

New Play – Ball Screen & Screen-the-Screener Actions That Will Lead To An Open Perimeter or Post Shot

The play gives you multiple scoring options that will guarantee a wide open shot in the post or on the perimeter. Whether it’s a ball screen, screen-the-screener action, a back screen, kick-out, or a penetrate-and-pitch, this play will give you…

Why Coaching from Stands Causes Confusion – And How to Stop Parents From Doing It

By Joe Haefner

Why Coaching from Stands Causes Confusion – And How to Stop Parents From Doing It

If you have parents that shout instructions to their kids from the stands, you probably already know that can be problematic. Nothing worse than a kid continually…

Pistol: Portland’s Transition Hand Off Play With Multiple Options

By Joe Haefner

Pistol: Portland’s Transition Hand Off Play With Multiple Options

The Portland Trail Blazers run this simple quick hitter called Pistol. This play can be used in secondary break situations. It is designed to be used before the defense is set. There are multiple options to counter the…

Gates Dribbling Drill – Rewards Great Offense and Defense

By Joe Haefner

Gates Dribbling Drill – Rewards Great Offense and Defense

This competitive drill doubles as both a dribbling and defensive 1-on-1 drill. It rewards ball handlers for good dribbling habits. Habits like dribbling in straight lines, attacking the defender’s hip, and being efficient with the dribble. It also rewards good defense. If you can keep the…

Three Components Of A Quick Release

By Joe Haefner

Three Components Of A Quick Release

Does having a quick release really matter? Ask any defender and their response to that question is a resounding YES! Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and…

New Shooting Drill – Improve Decision-Making Off The Catch

By Joe Haefner

New Shooting Drill – Improve Decision-Making Off The Catch

Here is a great drill that improves decision-making to shoot or drive off of the catch.

Defending The Short Corner – 2-3 Zone Defense

By Joe Haefner

Defending The Short Corner – 2-3 Zone Defense

One of the biggest threats to a zone defense is the short corner. If you don’t properly defend the short corner, it can be one of the major reasons you lose..