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Off-Season Training with David Kravish

David Kravish training

A post shared by Scott Thom (@coachscottthom) on Jun 15, 2018 at 8:10pm PDT Another off-season means another visit from David Kravish. Big Dave is going into his 4th year playing professionally overseas. David’s work ethic is top notch and his ability to constantly develop his game on the court as well as get after it in the weight room, …

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Josh Hawkinson Off Season Lift/Hoop Workout

Josh Hawkinson Off Season Workout

@jhawk.24 putting in that werrrrrk: wake up, eat, lift, hoop, fuel, nap. Rinse and repeat all week! Lift: 9×5 Trap bar Deadlift, 9×5 Flat Bench, 2×15 seconds sled push/pull, 2×15 Seated Row, 2×15 Goblet Squat, 2×15 Military Press. Hoops: First hoop drill is continuous ball screen progressions Roll to finish, Pick pop, Pick pop to Dirk fade. Went onto a …

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Basketball Chair Drill

Basketball Chair Drill

@sdomingo31 working the Chair Drill, set a ball on each chair and progress from ripping baseline to a jump shot, to ripping middle to a jump shot, then ripping baseline to a step back, middle to a step back, finishing with a baseline rip to a step back crossover. When teams deny entries players will have to work a lead …

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Basketball 6 Spot Shooting Drill

Basketball 6 Spot Shooting Drill

  @sdomingo31 getting buckets in this 6 spot shooting drill, incorporating some conditioning between each shot. Players have to make 4/6 to get out of the drill. I learned this drill from Coach Mark Grabow. Have players focus on their first three steps i.e. “getting on their horse” after each shot attempt, then stride out to the next spot, making …

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8 Spot Shooting Drill

8 Spot Shooting Drill

@sdomingo31 getting after it with the 8 spot shooting drill. I like this drill as a court conditioning drill, player starts off with a break away layup, then goes right into a short corner jump shot, then to high post area, touches half court and finishes the 1st side of the drill with a trail 3 (ALWAYS keep the environment …

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Floater Drill

Floater Drill

@sdomingo31 and @samsinger2 have been a blast to work with these past couple weeks! Here they are going through a floater warmup drill. I like to implement this drill early in court session, especially if the court session is following a lift. This helps the players get the feel of the ball and helps them to loosen up after a …

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Hand Slap Reaction Drill

Hand Slap Reacion Drill

@sdomingo31 and @samsinger2 getting after it with the hand slap react drill. I learned this drill while interning for a great player development coach Mark Grabow. I like to incorporate this drill after the players are warmed up. This drill cranks it up a bit and gets their central nervous system going as they have to slap hands, dribble, and …

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Cone to Cone Shooting Drill

Cone to Cone Shooting Drill

@samsinger2 and @sdomingo31 going through the cone to cone warmup drill. Set two cones a good distance apart, players are allowed only one dribble to get passed second cone and shoot. Make 6 shots on right side of cone using your right hand, then 6 makes on left side of cone using their left hand. You can add floaters, pro …

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Basketball Players, Weight Vests, and a Jump Circuit!

There’s a plethora of training tools out there to choose from when you are putting together your year plan.  One of my all time favorites is the weight vest, a great tool when your players are READY for them.  Incorporating weight vests into your teams training can build toughness and prepare your players for the demands of the upcoming season.  …

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