Basketball camp is right around the corner for thousands of players and coaches. I always loved basketball camp as a player and appreciated the importance as a coach. I always had two very important goals when coaching camp:
Have Fun – If kids don’t have fun, they won’t come back.
Get Better – If the kids don’t learn and improve their skill, they won’t come back.
With those goals in mind, here are three reasons I would use Dr. Dish at basketball camp.
Repetitions – The enemy of every basketball camp is the line. Long lines with few repetitions lead to bored kids who are not having fun and will not be coming back to your camp next summer. Using Dr. Dish to get kids more shooting reps leads to a better overall camp experience.
Fun – Every kid that walks into your gym and sees Dr. Dish set up will immediately want to use it. If you aren’t using the Dr. Dish at camp, I suggest you hide it because the kids will start asking you right away. Remember, the goal of basketball camp is to improve your skills and have fun. Using the Dr. Dish accomplishes both of these goals.
Coach Dr. Dish – Working with a small staff and large camp numbers is always a tricky situation. Employing Coach Dr. Dish is a great tactic to keep kids having fun and getting reps while opening up other staff members to focus on providing feedback or running other drills instead of rebounding and passing.
These four shooting drills were selected as drills that can be run with a large group of players and at different skill levels. (Click on the diagram to send the drill to your FastDraw)