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Danny Miles' Pride Drill (VIDEO) - Transition Defense, Team Offense, Fast Break, & Conditioning
The Pride Drill is great for perfecting a team's transition defense. In addition to providing a key conditioning component, this drill also allows teams to improve their fast break and rebounding skills, and is great for boosting team morale.
The video clip that shows the Pride Drill is taken from the DVD Danny Miles' Value Point System & Daily Drills.
|At one end of the court, divide the team into two (2) groups of five players, giving each group a ball. Decide on a number that you want the team to reach in order to complete the drill (Example: 60 Prides).||
|On the Coach's whistle, one group is to run a fast break to the opposite end of the court and either immediately score a basket, run the offense, or run a specific offensive play.||
|After a basket is scored, all players in the group are to go to the hoop and continuously jump for the ball with their hands in the air. As they are jumping, one or more players must shoot the ball into the basket, making a total of four (4) offensive "put backs".||
|The last player (or coach) with the ball rolls it along the sideline, down the court, as the group sprints to the opposite end.||
The next group now begins the drill, taking the ball to the opposite end of the court to score.
Each time a group runs the floor, award the team points (between 0 and 3) subjectively based on the following:
The drill repeats until the team reaches a specified number, as set by the Coach.
Use the Pride drill to finish each practice instead of suicides or sprints to keep up player morale and momentum. Incorporate your team's offensive plays into the drill to reinforce lessons taught during practice.
As a team, aim to reach a certain number of "Prides" before dismissing players at the conclusion of practice.
Related Products & DrillsDanny Miles' Value Point System & Daily Drills
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