Coach Mason here, back in the #DishLab putting in work! This week we are working on basketball drills that can be done individually and in a group or team practice. In both these drills the Dish was set on a tempo so that it kept me accountable with my speed and effort. Even as I became tired, I knew I had to keep pushing to keep pace with the shooting machine.
With the season starting, its important to include more and more game-like training so that players are ready when it really counts. These drills will help players work on their overall game and skill set, I highly advise coaches to add in their own flavor with these drills and tailor them to your players needs.
The video below will detail the two different drills we did this week and some of the skills we are focusing on. Check it out and challenge yourself to become a better player!
DR. DISH DRILL OF THE WEEK: SCORING OFF THE DRIBBLE AND ATTACKING FROM THE WING
ADVANCED BALL-HANDLING INTO FINISH
The first drill we did was the advanced ball-handling paired with finishing at the rim. I moved the Dr. Dish All-Star away from the basket and put it at the top of the key at the three point line. I swiveled the net system around so that I could make passes back to the Dish. I set the Dish on tempo 7 for this drill and when the Dish passed me the first ball, I freestyle dribbled until it passed me another ball. At this time I did two ball dribbling for about 3 seconds then I passed one of the balls back to the Dish. After that I made a quick move towards the basket and finished around the defender at the hoop. I then grabbed my rebound and dribbled back to my spot and freestyle dribbled until the Dish passed me another ball. I repeated this cycle several times and made sure to switch up my finishing and ball-handling moves each time. It's important to stay low and in an athletic stance the entire time. You want to also make sure to keep your eyes up on your target at all times.
WING SCORING AGAINST TWO DEFENDERS
The last drill we did focused on beating two defenders from the wing and then receiving a pass from the Dish and finishing in the deep post. Once again, I programmed the Dish and set it at a tempo of 7 to keep me at game speed. I started the drill using an L cut to get open on the wing and this is where the Dish was programmed to make the first pass. I used a quick low sweep to blow past my first defender and then made a quick move to get past my second defender in the mid-range area. After that I finished at the hoop with a dunk, floater or euro-step. I also used a step back and hesitation dribble against the second defender into a mid-range jump shot to switch it up and add shooting to the drill. After the shot or finish, I got my rebound and passed it back to the Dish. The Dish then made another pass to me posting up in the lane line area. I finished with my quick go-to post move over or around my defender in the paint. I then got my rebound and passed it back to the Dish and repeated the drill.
It's important to go game speed and work hard. Always, remember to work on your fundamentals and sharpen your basic skills. As you become a better player, you can add in more difficult sequences and moves to take your game to the next level. Luckily, I have the Dr. Dish All-Star and no other shooting machine in the world is designed to make game location passes, so this makes training with the Dish first class in every way!
As always, make sure you train hard, train smart and train with a purpose!
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