- Add a ball-handling routine that develops explosive moves with both hands
- 15 drills to train young basketball players to shoot quality shots off the dribble and over the top of defenders
with Tarik Robinson,
Professional Basketball Trainer; 15 years training basketball players from the elite youth level to the NBA
Developing perimeter players in your program is essential to building a team. Perimeter players run the offense and must have a multitude of skills. Skill Trainer Tarik Robinson has put together a dynamic perimeter development workout teaching skills that are applicable to game situations and actions.
The skills and drills in this video address ball handling, ball screen moves, individual moves and defensive skills. Many of the drills can easily be introduced into your individual workouts or your team workouts. Some of the drills are quite challenging, however, these drills can be used with players of any age who have a basic fundamental skill set. Coach Robinson does a fantastic job of challenging his athletes throughout each drill, but also emphasizes the importance of making mistakes while practicing.
Players must be able to handle the ball. Coach Robinson demonstrates stationary ball handling and on-the-move ball handling drills. From basic crossover moves to zig-zag dribbling, Coach Robinson pushes players to keep their handles tight and be explosive with every move they make.
One drill that stands out is the Spider dribble drill. Beyond working some of the basic dribble moves, Robinson adds a challenge to the drill that requires players to stay low and stay focused throughout the drill. This becomes not only a challenging dribbling drill, but also a fantastic thigh burner.
Ball Screen Series
Nothing is more important in today's game than coming off of a ball screen looking to attack the rim or create your own shot. Coach Robinson teaches players how to read the defense in order to create your own shot and space to make a pass. Whether the defense is coming underneath the screen, loaded with help side defense, or rejecting the screen, your players will learn basic and advanced techniques to see the floor and look to attack the rim.
Of particular interest is the Freeze move. This move forces the defense to make a decision and allows the ball handler the chance to create for others as well as themselves. This is a killer, high-level move to add to your arsenal.
This section is fun for players because of inclusions like NBA star moves. Moves used by James Harden and Russell Westbrook, as well as other high-level NBA moves are demonstrated and put into action. While some may seem difficult at first, Coach Robinson does a great job of showing how any player can add these devastating moves to their game. He does a fantastic job throughout the video of emphasizing creativity within your skill set.
Coach Robinson's combo drills challenge players defensively, but still allow players to focus on the fun part of the game: their offense.
In the "Closeout" drill, players are challenged to work on explosion steps out to the closeout, but then they get rewarded by getting a chance to attack the rim and work on their finishing. The players are in almost constant motion as they D up, score, and then quickly get ready to go again.
1v1 Individual and Competitive Drills
The best way to develop any player is through 1v1 competition. Beginning with 1v0 drills to teach footwork and attacking angles, Coach Robinson teaches transition moves, half court moves, and how to draw a foul in the lane. Each drill demonstrates how to attack the rim, draw contact, and finish strong around the rim or knock down the open jumper.
Building a better skill set is necessary in today's game. The old fundamental drills are always valuable, but developing a higher level skill set is a must if you want to take your game to the next level. Whether you want to build ball handling skills, attack moves or work on the team game with ball screens, you will