We have all been there. Waiting for the last minute to do our work.
It leads to stress, frustration, anxiety, and other ugly feelings that could of all been denied by doing one simple thing.
Do it early! Do it really early! Well before the moment comes and you will be ready.
Like this clip where #22 makes a shot. However, it's not the shot that stands out. It is the readiness the player has before the ball arrives.
Knees are bent. Body is loaded. Hands are up. He is ready to help the team, by doing his work early.
Can you be this ready? Absolutely! Do you have to be a special athlete to be ready? No.
Put in the work behind the scenes, and understand you are doing the work early which leads to good things.
Creating space and moving without the basketball.
Two high level skills necessary for any team or player to succeed. You can do it too!
Watch how the Notre Dame player sets the screen by getting into a solid possession.
Showing patience waiting for her teammate to attack off the screen.
Then she rolls quick and confident to the rim.
This is the moment - when moving without the ball helps a teammate. The powerful roll makes the defense pull back into guard her which opens up a window for the guard to get a shot.
Truly good stuff!
This could be you! You will be a special player, if you move without the ball.
Check out the ballhandler too:
1. Touches the screener to close that space
2. Patience when coming off screen - takes time to read Defense and uses the pullback to create more space plus set up the attack.
3. Shoots the midrange pull-up jumper
You can score in the paint. You can score at the rim.
Avoid the bad shot. Avoid the turnover. Make plays for your team that can change the course of the game.
In this clip you will watch a solid finishing move at the rim which utilizes the following skills...
1. Target - Let your teammates know where you want the ball. Use your hands, eyes, body, and feet to guide the ball in to the spot.
2. Patience - after the catch develop the ability to slow down, feel the defense, and make the move.
3. Footwork - the ability to pivot and use both feet is a game changer. You can go places and do things on the floor that are hard to guard.
4. Forward - attack the rim. Go towards the basket. Move forward and finish strong.
The great news is you can use this move too. You can develop your feet, hands, and skills to make this move. All it takes is some time working on it and you can become a threat for your team in the paint.
Interested in working on finishing? Check out our session #3 here.
Player Development Coach