Drill of the Week: Hummer
Duration: 5 mins
Objective: 7 perfects full repetitions each side
Keys: Passing, Spacing, Cutting, Communication
Hummer is a drill that we like to use in our warm-up during practice. In this drill, we are set in 5 lines with the ball starting at the top of the key.
The first pass is made to a player flashing to the elbow. Once the player has received the pass, they will make a quick bounce pass to the wing player cutting to the basket.
As the wing player receives the ball, they will jump out of bounds to make a baseline flood pass to the opposite corner. Once the ball is the corner, the player will pass back up to the wing.
When the ball reaches the wing, the player will be looking to make a post feed to the player entering in from the baseline. Once the post feed is made, the player will come to a jump stop and throw a skip pass back to the first line to restart the process.
This drill is very fundamentally based, so we make sure our players talk without the ball, make hard cuts, get open to receive the passes, and come to meet the pass once they have received it.
We hope this serves you well!
Video Coordinator @uclawbb
Drill of the Week: Vanguard Shooting
Duration: 1 min
Objective: Score 30 points
Point value: 1pt for a layup; 1pt for a mid range shot; 2pts for a 3 point make
Keys: Passing, spacing, shooting, communication, conditioning,
Vanguard shooting is a drill that can be helpful for all levels. In this drill, place your team in to three lines on the baseline and designate two players to go to the opposite baseline. For this drill you will need two passers, and two cones.
Start the ball in the middle line and begin a three player weave. As the players have completed two passes, the outside players must run their lane wide and get outside side of the cones looking to receive a pass from the two designated players on the baseline. As they shoot, the middle player will continue toward the basket to make a lay-up. Once the lay-up is made and the shots have been taken, the two wing players must rebound the ball and stay on the baseline to become the new passers. The middle person will get their ball out of the net and begin a three player weave going back toward the baseline they started at with the two players that were previously passers. As the two wing players fill their lane, they will receive the ball from the two respective outside lines for shots and the middle player will finish with a lay-up. After all the shots have been taken and made, the repetition of the drill begins to take place.
This drill is great for a team looking to get a lot of shots in a short period of time. It help builds communication, and enthusiasm as well as develops passing and floor spacing.
We hope this serves you well!
@UCLAWBB Video Coordinator
Drill of the week: USA Rebounding
Objective: Score 50 points
Keys: Rebounding, shooting, communication, conditioning
USA Rebounding is a drill that is good for all levels. In this drill divide your team up in to three lines and start them at half court. You will need two scout defenders or coaches on the block or just inside the key to compete against your team for the rebound.
Have the ball start in the middle line, the player will pass it to either wing and weave behind that person. The player receiving the ball will catch as they sprint toward the middle of floor making another pass to the opposite wing. This opposite wing person will then shoot the ball from either the 3 or which ever shot is in their range. Once the shot goes up, the two free players must seek a scout defender or coach and try to position themselves for an offensive rebound. If the basket is scored then all three players are off, however if the shot is missed the possesion does not end until the scout players recover the ball or the players offensively rebound it and place it back up for a score.
This drill will can be very competitive and fun. Remember the keys are to: Rebound, communicate, and make shots!
We hopes this serves you well!