Dr. Dish Skill Builder: Reaction Shooting Workout
by Jefferson Mason, on Mar 4, 2017 9:57:37 AM
Dr. Dish Basketball is at it again with another great Skill Builder workout. This workout will focus on reaction shooting from locations all over the court and also incorporate some defensive slide drills. This format will focus on the transitions from offense to defense which simulates game-like action. This is very important in any basketball drills that you perform.
The game is evolving at an all-time high rate. The only way to keep up with changing times is to evolve with it. Dr. Dish has become the trusted solution for coaches worldwide when it come to purposeful and complete training. The Dr. Dish All-Star is the only machine designed for post training and the only shooting machine designed to make game location passing. With the recent release of Skill Builder, Dr. Dish has set the bar even higher and has taken complete basketball training to unseen territory. The great thing about Skill Builder is that coaches and trainers can create specific drills and workouts that are tailored to their players needs and share to their players anytime and any place. Players can also select workouts created by Dr. Dish and other elite trainers and push the workout to the machine themselves. This is a great way for players to challenge themselves and their teammates as well!
The video below with break down each part of this Skill Builder workout!
REACTION SHOOTING WORKOUT
Reaction shooting drills have become very popular lately and these basketball shooting drills can be extremely challenging even to the most advanced players. Reaction shooting forces you to locate the basketball quickly, locate the hoop quickly, and also forces you to work on your balance all at the same time.
In this workout we have 3 reaction shooting drill segments. The first was the 2pt reaction shooting, the second was 3pt reaction shooting, and the third was a double move 2pt reaction shooting drill. Each of these requires a different level of focus and skill. It's important to stay low in an athletic stance and also have your hands ready each rep. The player will start facing the opposite direction of the Dish. As soon as the Dish beeps and prepares to pass the basketball, you will quickly turn, catch the basketball in your stance and then explode into your jumpshot. Focus on staying balanced and also keeping your eye on the target. When you are shooting from the 3pt line, make sure to use your legs each time otherwise you will find your shot being short and off target.
The last reaction shooting drill includes a double move which adds another level of difficulty to the shooting drill. In the above video we worked on a double between the legs and also between the legs-behind the back. The tempo is slighty adjusted in the workout to account for the added double move but it's still a quick pace. The entire time you have to be dialed in and focused. Challenge yourself to stay low and in an athletic stance the entire time to eliminate added movement that will slow you down.
In between each reaction shooting drill there will be a defensive slide drill. We included d-slide drills to simulate the transition from defense to offense and vice-versa. Being a complete player is contigent on your ability to play on both sides of the floor. Players have to be able to sit down for 20-30 seconds and play defense and then transition directly to offense easily. Make sure to keep a strong base and work on your quick feet while pushing yourself beyond your limits. During this drill, the Dish will display a count down which will be a reminder of the time remaining before starting the next drill. Coaches and trainers can get very creative with customizing strength and conditioning drills for their players with Skill Builder.
The last shooting drill in this workout was dedicated to knocking down free throws. The ability to knock down free throws is crucial for every player. No coach wants liabilities on the court and you never want to be in a position where your coach has to take you off the floor because you cannot make free throws. For great shooters, free throws are like lay-ups and the more you can get up, especially when you're tired, the better. There are many NBA players that struggle at the line and oftentimes lose games because of it. In the video above, we had to knock down a total of 20 free throws to end the workout. The goal should be to make every free throw but if you can shoot 85%+ in an empty gym, you will be fine when game time comes around. Lastly, make sure to do the same routine while shooting to develop good habits and muscle memory. Skill Builder allows for players to perfect their game and truly become an all around complete player.
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