Here is a great drill that improves decision-making to shoot or drive off of the catch.
In the video below, Coach Jim Huber demonstrates the Contested “Shot Read” Drill.
Be careful not to over-coach and correct on every repetition.
At the beginning of my coaching career, I corrected too often. This creates indecisive players who freeze when they catch the ball.
I have found that players are much more aggressive and play better if you let them self-learn through repetition. Some figure it out right away. Some take longer.
I engrain the “attack” mentality first. After I’ve done this, I worry about teaching counters to what the defense does. This was influenced by Don Kelbick’s Attack and Counter Skill Development System.
I believe that sometimes the most effective coaching is not coaching too much.
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