Watch an offensive skill session that incorporates all facets of the game!
- Get drills to train players to make accurate passes while being pressured
- Learn a shot preparation drill that focuses on footwork to preps players to get momentum into the shot and eliminate travels
- Implement a continuous disadvantage drill that works on offensive and defensive transition
with Mike White,
University of Florida Head Coach;
2017 SEC Coach of the Year;
former Louisiana Tech Head Coach, back-to-back-to-back conference champions (2013-15);
2015 Conference USA Coach of the Year, 2013 WAC Coach of the Year
Fresh off of a run deep into the 2017 NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight, Coach Mike White of the University of Florida uses this on-court presentation to demonstrate skill development drills for you and your team. These drills can be utilized for a variety of skill groups and will help take your team's skill level to even higher levels.
Coach White covers a lot on developing your team skill-wise. The drills focus on building your team offensively, and, there's a big emphasis on being strong with the basketball.
Dribbling and Passing
Being able to handle the ball, regardless of position, is so crucial in today's game. At the start of many of Coach White's practices, Team Two-Ball Handling is done to develop dribbling with both the right and left hand.
For passing development, Camp Passing is introduced as a way to get players engaged into practice in its early stages. An emphasis is placed on working on increasing speed as the drill progresses, working on different types of passes and alternating hands. The drill can be easily implemented with players of any skill level.
To become a better shooting team, White demonstrates his Shot Prep Drill. This drill is designed to help younger players train their feet and minds to be ready to shoot the basketball. The utilization of this drill develops footwork with players to eliminate traveling and to have players ready to shoot on the catch.
Another drill, Disadvantage Shooting, can be used with younger players or in a morning shoot-around. This drill encompasses working on the whole process of the shot as well as communication. Players make game passes to a teammate, who then works on the same fundamentals that are taught in the Shot Prep Drill.
To develop competition, Four Spot Shooting has teams competing to make three shots in a row from four different spots. In four groups, two are placed on each basket with the requirement that they make three shots in a row from one spot before moving to the next spot. Three consecutive made shots from the corners and the slots must be made in two minutes or less to successfully complete the drill.
As a kid, Coach White was taught a drill by legendary coach Rick Majerus to develop ball-handling for guards. A simple yet effective drill, Team Majerus Handling helps add a pull-back dribble to players' games.
The drill is utilized in practice with the whole team on the floor and spaced out appropriately. A point of emphasis is to push off with the front leg when executing the pull-back dribble. The drill progresses to add a counter move to the crossover dribble with an inside out dribble.
On defense, White utilizes Majerus Closeouts. This drill allows for the defense and the offense to develop their individual skills. Three defensive players along the baseline begin the drill by passing to an offensive player and closing out on the ball. The offensive player then works the defender for three or four seconds using ball fakes and jab steps before working on fundamentals from Team Majerus Handling. On the whistle, the offensive players with the ball execute a post pass to a player on the baseline.
If you're looking to build your overall team skill level, this workout gives you options to pull from all season long. This video is a must-have for your collection!
Produced at the Spring 2017 Chicago (IL) Nike Championship Basketball Clinic.
56 minutes. 2017.Basketball Videos