Winter 2022 Training Programs

Ballhandling Wizardry

 

In today’s game where players are asked to be multi-positional and playmaking with the ball in one’s hands has become essential to creating offense, this is the program to build those skills!  

 

This program focuses not only on improving the “flashy” ball-handling ability that you may see in the NBA, but also the strength of one’s ball-handling skills - the ability to maintain ball control against the very best / most physical defenses.  

 

Learn the tools to building ball-handling confidence and the ability to manipulate the defense around you.  Things we teach include:

  • Morphing one’s weakhand into their off-hand

  • Open-court dribbling aka bringing the ball up against pressure

  • How to use your body to protect your dribble and create space

  • How to identify a go-to move

  • Building creativity as a ball-handler

  • Bagwork vs. improvisational dribbling 

  • Maintaining a wide base

  • Understanding when to use a high dribble vs. low dribble

  • Dribbling with scoring and passing vision

 

This program is essential for today’s game where most offenses play a 4-out or 5-out system!

 

 

Finishing School

 

In this new era of basketball analytics, the highest point value shot (based on percentages) is at the free throw line, followed by shots in the key.  However, most of today’s skill work consists of shots outside the three, but not enough from inside the key.  

 

This program focuses on shots within 10 feet of the rim and teaches players how to score in all facets of the game, whether it’s in transition or in the half-court.  Learn the tools on how to be a dominant scorer.  Things we teach include:

  • Finishing off two feet 

  • The power of always being balanced

  • Euro-step finishes

  • Two-step finishes

  • Floaters

  • Finishing with either hand

  • Using your body to create angles 

  • Using different parts of the glass to increase your shooting percentage

  • Finishing through contact

 

This program is a must for ballers of all abilities and aspirations!


Deadeye Shooting Academy

 

In today’s game, offense is spacing and spacing is offense.  The best way to keep defenses honest as an offensive players is by having the ability to be a knockdown shooter.  Shooting has become an essential skill that is required in the modern game of basketball.  

 

This program focuses on building shots from the ground up / inside-out, teaching players that having a balanced and consistent form is going to lead to the most consistent shooting results.  

 

Things we teach include:

  • Understanding your shooting base

  • Squaring your lead hip to the rim

  • How to reduce your guide hand from impacting your shot negatively

  • Getting your feet set early

  • Learning how to shoot quicker without rushing your shot 

  • Identifying your consistent visual target while shooting / narrowing your vision on your shot

  • Building shot confidence

  • Catching the ball looking to shoot

  • Shooting off the stride (1-2 step)

  • Shooting off the quick hop

  • Shooting from off-ball movement aka sinking and filling

  • Using a shot fake to create additional space

  • How to use your shooting ability to increase your overall versatility as a shooter

 

This program is a MUST for all players!