Are you touching a ball every day? If no, why not!
I am sharing with you a fairly simple ball handling drill that you can use to increase your control and strength. Controlling two balls at once will increase your hand/eye coordination and keep a ball in your weak hand, ultimately making you more effective with the ball around the court.
The trick here is to be consistent with your work. Some of these reps of 25 are harder, some are easier. Master them all…sticking with it and getting better as you commit to practice!
Ball Handling Drill of the Week: 2 Ball 200
Eight different dribble moves for 25 reps each.
Pound dribbles x 25 reps
Speed Tap x 25 reps
In and out x 25 reps
Windshield wipers x 25 reps
Back and forth x 25 reps
Alternating back and forth x 25 reps
Crossover x 25 reps
Between legs x 25 reps
Complete this ball handling set with two balls for the rest of this week. If you commit to it each day, you will see improvement!
Track it! Complete the 2 Ball 200 as fast as you can each day. Compete against your score to constantly try and beat it.
Quick thought today to share with you: everyone is going through something. Mental health has a range of depths, and affects everyone differently, but everyone has struggled with it at some point. From a bad attitude for a few days, to a real and difficult struggle with depression. We can do a better job at being available for each other if we just realize we don’t really know how those around us are really dealing with life.
Make it your job this week to approach others with empathy and bring a bright moment to their day. Depression and anxiety are real, and many times there is a stigma to talk about it and be open. Treat those that you come in contact with as humans needing a little extra love, support, and hope. If we all do this, we can end up helping someone who needs it, without them having to ask for the help. Recognize the reality of mental health struggles, and decide what you can do it about it for others.
Slow down a little to listen. Smile hard through your mask. Assume the best when you are treated poorly. Make it your job to care.
Incase you didn’t realize:
19% of adults suffer from anxiety disorders
32% of young people suffer from anxiety disorders
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the US
Less than 40% of people with anxiety seek help
Danny Green entered the NBA and created a role for himself. This week he also won his third championship with a third team (only the fourth player to ever do so). His role creation to be a knock down 3 point threat has kept him in the league as a sought after guard (his 3 point % in the NBA is 40.0% over a ten year career), but he is also known as a gamer. He’s a big playoff shot maker. He has the versatility to beat you off the bounce and to defend. Although he did not play great in the LA/Miami series, DG is a player to learn from and emulate!
Train yourself to hit big shots and have counters to your shot:
Celtics Drill - Set the timer for 2 minutes. Starting in the corner, catch and shoot until you make two in a row. Move to the wing and make two in a row. Continue to the top of key, opposite wing, and opposite corner. You are now done with 5 spots and will repeat the same thing back around the key. Finish all ten spots with two in a row at each spot in under 2 minutes. Shoot from 3 if high school player; Shoot from midrange if younger. You will need a passer and a rebounder, 2 balls.
Triangle Shooting - Shoot 5 shots at each spot: Catch and shoot jumper, pullup jumper right, pullup jumper left, shot fake drive right and finish, shot fake drive left and finish. Goal is 4/5 or repeat the spot. Try to complete 7 spots making 4/5 shots.
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