Over 15 drills that will help your team improve in all areas of the game!
- Learn skill development drills to improve ball handling and passing, leading to more skilled players and easier ways to score
- Get a series of rebounding drills that will challenge your players both physically and technically
- Learn multiple competitive offense/defense drills to reinforce team principles for both man-to-man and zones
with Steve Schmidt,
Mott Community College Head Coach;
4x NJCAA National Champions (with eight Final Four appearances);
Distinguished member of the NJCAA Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2010);
Over 675 career wins - the winningest active coach at the NJCAA level;
has developed 4 National Players of the Year
Being a four-time national champion, Steve Schmidt knows how to effectively and efficiently run a practice. Coach Schmidt provides a variety of practice ideas for you to integrate into your practices in order to amp up your player development and sustain/maintain your program.
In this video, Coach Schmidt shares over 15 of his favorite drills in five different areas.
Ball Handling Series
This segment contains four drills that work on being able to handle the ball with both hands. You'll get a simple warm-up drill that incorporates stretching, an explosion drill to simulate real game action, a conditioner to keep your players in shape, and a simple scissors action to work on ball handling skills.
Passing is usually the least-covered aspect in basketball practices today. These drills from Schmidt - such as diagonal passing to break a press, defensive slide passing, and full court layup passing - focus on the fundamentals of making good passes while also improving the catching and receiving of the basketball.
Controlling both offensive and defensive rebounds is an essential skill and is needed to become a competitive team. Schmidt shares four competitive drills to address rebounding, which is the skill that Coach Schmidt claims to be the most difficult to teach. The drills focus both on the fundamentals of rebounding as well as the physical aspect behind being a great rebounder.
Included in these drills is Coach Schmidt's "3 and Out" drill. This is a great drill that works on rebounding and offensive and defensive skills, but more importantly it teaches players to compete for extended periods of time.
Learn three drills that train players to defend with sound footwork and technique, improving cardiovascular strength. The 50 Drill forces players to get down in a stance and work on their defensive footwork. This isn't a player favorite drill, but is sure to be a coach's favorite! H.I.T is another drill that challenges the players' Heart, Intensity and Toughness. Coach Schmidt ends the defensive series with a fundamental 2-on-2 drill that teaches positioning and builds on guarding 1-on-1.
Coach Schmidt loves putting his players in game-like situations and in competitions against each other. With 7 and Out, you'll get a great drill that players will enjoy and will help them learn your offensive concepts. Southern Indiana is a great 1-on-1 drill because it brings teammates together for a united cause.
As a JUCO coach, Coach Schmidt only gets two years to develop players, so the drills and concepts he teaches must be effective and efficient. Have your players win each day and rep hard each day with this developmental series that contains passing, dribbling, rebounding, and offensive/defensive work!
Produced at the Spring 2017 Kansas City (MO) Nike Championship Basketball Clinic.
73 minutes. 2018.Basketball Videos