Joe Haefner: Hey, this is Coach Joe Haefner. This next drill improves your post moves, your rebounding, and your ability to score around the basket. You also improve your first step speed and your ability to change directions explosively. This drill is great for all age levels and every position, including guards. Many guards struggle defensively in a paint, and this is a great way to improve your skills to take advantage of it.
Joe Haefner: Breakthrough Camps instructor Jim Huber will take you through the drill next.
Jim Huber: This is called the one-on-one in the paint drill. So what we're going to do is ... How it's set up is, we have two players at the elbows, alright and what they're going to do is they're going to sprint down, and they've got to touch their foot on the lane line on their side. Right. Just touch the foot, one foot's got to touch, and then they're going to sprint to the chair. The first one that gets there and grabs it, is on offense. The person that trails, is on defense. All right?
Jim Huber: And in this drill right now, we're going to play it to where ... You're going to play until somebody scores. So what happens is, if you get it first, Zack, right here, and you take it ... Come on Zack, come here Dac. And Dac's on defense ... Come on, guard him. And so you turn, and so you shoot it, so you miss it. He misses it and Dac gets through, and he can stick it back right there and play.
Jim Huber: And you got to go guard him, so it's like you're playing live after that. Offense, rebound, stick back, you're trying to make it difficult for him to score, and now we're having the mentalities, we're rebounding and sticking back and scoring. Okay? And then, whoever finishes now stays on offense. The person that didn't goes off, and then you'll come on, Nick. Okay? All right.
Jim Huber: So on go, you're going to sprint up. Make sure when you grab it, tell your players when they sprint up ... Or you're an individual coming up, come up low. Low. Rip it. Rip it tight, right. Chin it, check, and be low and compact. Have a base to yourself, okay All right, you ready? Go.
Jim Huber: Good. Now, he would stay, he would get two points, Dac would be off. Here comes Nick on, and ready. Go. Let's go. Good. Step through the rondeau action. Nice. Play, play, play, play. Play, Nick. Come on, come on, Zack. You got to rebound it. Play, play. Rebound. Stick back, let's go, let's go.
Jim Huber: Again, working on rebounding the basketball, putting it back up, thinking about offense, defense, and rebounds. Ready, go. Let's go. And being able to grab it, go right back up and finish. Play it, play it, play it. Tell them they've got three dribble max. Good. So stop there.
Jim Huber: Then, you just keep track of score. And again, offense will stay on. Make it, take it. Defense comes on, and again, you're having them play it when they're catching it in the middle lane, back to the basket, and now they've got options. Do they sit there again, do they step into somebody and then crab dribble, get lower to a hook, do they drop step into somebody takes away, or are they going to face up and play? And then, when shot's up, they're thinking rebound, rebound. Right. Grabbing it, offense, rebound. Stick back, we're trying to score.
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Breakthrough Camps instructor Jim Huber goes through the drill below.
This drill improves your ability to score in the paint, your post moves, and your rebounding.
You also develop first step speed and your ability to change directions explosively.
This is a great drill for all age levels and every position including guards! Many guards struggle defensively in the paint and this is a great way to take advantage of it.
Since you have to make decisions during a game, it's vital to include some drills against defenders to practice this. Almost every offensive play involves a decision against a defender. So you need to work on this!
After you do some 1v0 footwork or post moves drill, this a great time to add it to a practice or workout.
Points of Emphasis
- Play Low - You want to start low to be in a strong, balanced position. That way, the defender can't easily nudge you out of position. It also puts you in a good position to play through contact.
- Chin the Ball & Elbows Wide - You chin the ball and get your elbows wide to protect the ball from the defenders. Chinning the ball also keeps the ball up and away from the perimeter defenders sliding to try to swipe at the ball. If you have the ball too low, it makes easier for these defenders to steal the ball.
- Go hard! This is LIVE play. Go hard to simulate game action. That way, you get comfortable playing against competition similar to the game.
- Rebound, rebound, rebound! Don't quit on the shot. Just like during the game, you need to attack the boards after each shot. And you can score on the misses. From a defensive standpoint, you also need to try to finish the play with a good box out then secure the rebound.
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