Breakthrough Basketball Newsletter:
Post Touch Drills to Improve Your Points Per Possession

February 4th, 2022

This week we have an article and a shout out for you...

  • Paint and Post Touch Drills to Improve Your Points Per Possession - NEW article showing how getting the ball into the paint increases your points per possession (more points on the board!) and some drills to help with Paint/Post Touches.

  • Coaching Shout Out! - Girls team earns a new school record for 3 Pointers by utilizing this practice strategy…let’s celebrate good news!

  • Coach Says Breakthrough Camps “Blows Away” Competition!

Keep scrolling to check it out!

Paint and Post Touch Drills to Improve Your Points Per Possession

In our new article, you’ll see how Paint Touches helped the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Baylor Bears score more points per possession and give them the extra push needed for success...

And you’ll also see how Post Touches (a type of Paint Touch) improved points per possession in a study of D1 teams.

And to help you out with getting more Paint and Post Touches for your own team, we’ve also included:

  • How to Teach Your Players to Move After the Pass (Not Stand Around!)
  • A Drill from Don Kelbick that Helps with Post Touches & Movement

Hope our new article can help you out!

Paint and Post Touch Drills to Improve Your Points Per Possession

Coaching Shout Out - New School Record for 3 Pointers!

We like to highlight the positives going on in the basketball world, and we saw that one of our very own coaches just broke a school record the other night...

This is Nate Sanderson’s first year as head girls basketball coach at Mt. Vernon.

Last year, prior to Sanderson’s arrival, they finished 1-20.

And in just one year, Sanderson has helped them improve to 10-9!

Well, as of January 31, there was even better news...

Sanderson’s Mustangs set a new school record for 3-point field goals made in a single season.

They have made 142 this year with two regular season games remaining. The previous record was 137 set in 2014-2015.

You might know that Sanderson is a big proponent of using Game-Based Drills in his practices and pre-game warmups so players are ready for any game situation...

In fact, Coach Sanderson says that he uses game-based drills for 90% of his practice and the results speak for themselves!

Congrats to Coach Sanderson and Mustang girls for a great turnaround season!

Camps “Blow Away” the Competition

“Your camps are FANTASTIC! I am a retired 53 year old Special Education Teacher and a long time basketball coach of kids between the ages of 10 to 19. Breakthrough has the best camps I have ever attended or worked at. And there have been many including top D1 schools. Breakthrough blows them away!”

- Coach Bob Vigars

Many coaches love our camps because we incorporate skill development, game-based drills, positive-impact coaching, life lessons, leadership, being a great teammate, and more...

We do limit our numbers at Breakthrough Camps, so there is a high coach-to-player ratio that ensures high-quality repetitions to guarantee rapid improvement.

We have different camps that fit the needs of all skill levels from ages 8 to 18.

And right now, you can take advantage of the 20% early-bird discount.

View the camp schedule here



- Joe Haefner
Breakthrough Basketball