Coaches today , especially in Player Development put such a premium on the drills that they use. What I get a kick out of are the names. The Paul Pierce Floppy Drill, The Kobe Bryant Spin Series, The Tim Duncan Off Face Up Drill, etc etc. My apologies if you have drills that are named these I just spitballed the names for the sake of this blog.
The drills that you do with your players are not the things that will make them better. We can all come up with elaborate drills and put our players through them. Our game is filled with coaches, trainers, specialists, "experts" that can do that. What we need are more coaches that can do these three things:
EXPLAIN IN SIMPLE TERMS
You can do the most basic of drillwork with your players and they can maximize their development because you are right there ready to correct them and explain the correct way to execute the skill that you are working on.
Don't get caught up in keeping up with the Jones's when it comes to drills. The easy part is going on YouTube and stealing the drill. Do the hard part and actually stop a drill and correct your players. Don't worry about impressing people with your knowledge on how to setup a drill or 26 cones, 5 barrels, and the rest of the construction site on the court. Stop a player when they travel. Stop a player when they are fading on their jumpshot. If they aren't closing out the right way and get out of their stance don't let it go for 5 straight reps because you are daydreaming about your next drill to impress people with. Get off your ass and make the correction.
Your players will only get better by your correcting them and educating them on how to do something correctly. Some of my favorite coaches and mentors in making players better are the simplest of simple teachers. You always hear me preach Dominating Simple for players. How about as coaches we Dominate The Simple way of Teaching.
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