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Chair Curl

Drill Purpose (All Ages)

This is another great multi use drill. It combines shooting, ballhandling and speed and high intensity change in direction.


Instructions

  1. Place a chair, facing sideline, at the foul line extended, within the shooter's range.

  2. Place a ball on the chair.

  3. Player starts on the same side block.

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  1. Player sprints and curls around the chair (it can be from the baseline or over the top), picks up the ball and takes a jump shot.

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  1. After shooter takes the jump shot, he chases down the rebound (puts it in if the jumper was missed - always end on a make).

   chair_curl3 (1K)

  1. The player then makes a 1 or 2 change dribble move back around the chair and takes a 1 dribble jump shot.

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Points of Emphasis

  • Keep your head up.
  • Use your finger tips when dribbling (not your palms).
  • Teach mentality. There is too much dribbling for no reason in our game today. I like to teach that the primary purpose for putting the ball on the floor is to get a lay-up. If you don't have an opportunity, don't put it on the floor.
  • Basketball is a game of length. Work on lengthening the dribble. Work to get your opportunities with 1 dribble. You don't beat defenses with your dribble. You beat people with your feet; you SEPARATE from your defense with the dribble.
  • Basketball is also a game of angles. Try to move in straight lines. Whenever you make an "East-West" move (something that takes you toward the sideline), re-capture a "North-South" path (direct line to the basket) as quickly as possible.
  • Don't do things in 2 dribbles that you can do in 1.
  • Practice outside your comfort zone. Experiment; go faster than you are used to, use your imagination. When working on new skills, don't be concerned with losing the ball. Just pick it up and do it again.
Do you have any questions or suggestions for this drill? Let us know by leaving your comments...





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Sebastian Frederiksen says:
7/30/2008 at 11:11:47 AM

Another great exercise. thank you.

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wilmer says:
10/3/2009 at 11:37:49 PM

thanks for making all this basketball knowledge and fundamentals available for people(such as me) who never had a chance to train with coaches..thanks a lot..nore powers god bless

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ELLIE says:
7/30/2010 at 1:43:48 AM

Thanks a lot for this great drills.
God bless you all.

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Draffor edem says:
6/18/2012 at 6:50:22 AM

Thnx for the drills ba pls i jx need a whole tip to become a gr8t point guard. Frm Ghana

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Rey says:
1/15/2013 at 11:28:28 AM

This has been great for me, I only became an assistant coach so the real coach would have help. Now the e-books make me sound like maybe I know what I'm talking about and the kids really respond to these drills

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Bend says:
8/5/2013 at 12:16:43 AM

Basketball is also a game of angles. Try to move in straight lines. Whenever you make an "East-West" move (something that takes you toward the sideline), re-capture a "North-South" path (direct line to the basket) as quickly as possible

I don't understand this...
Example needed please

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Ken Sartini says:
8/5/2013 at 8:30:33 AM

While I didn't write this article... I take it to mean..... make yourself a threat to score. Going from sideline to sideline is a lot of wasted movement in my opinion.

Think about setting your man up by making a V cut. Take your man towards the sideline, then change your pace (explode) with a cut to the basket....

You can do this while dribbling or just cutting to get yourself open to score. I hope this helps and I hope I explained this correctly -Jeff & Joe

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dongalbs says:
2/17/2014 at 12:13:44 AM

it is unusual drills

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paul says:
9/6/2015 at 5:08:16 PM

i really cant shoot with my left hands how can i improve that?

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Cam says:
1/16/2016 at 7:09:09 PM

Great drill that improves ur game

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