Competitive Practice Approach

The Competitive Practice Approach to player development comes in many forms. From Individual Stretch Skill Goals, 1 vs 1, Finishing, Shooting, Fundamental Basketball using Small Sided Games and 5 On 5 Games.

Principles of Competition Approach

  • Individual Stretch Skill Goals

  • Play Against Pressure, Noise, Stress and Contact

  • Eliminate the 1-0 or 5-0. Add Defender as a rule

  • Add max reps and timed execution

  • Accountability for actions

  • 1 On 1 Promotion and Relegation Ladder

  • Emphasize Practice The Way We Play

  • Result Based Drills with consequences

  • Inter Team Rivalry On Skills and 1 vs 1

  • Skill Instruction, Verification and Repetition

  • Skills Through Struggle. Errors are teaching moments and proof of progression

  • Passion and Perseverance To Compete and Improve

  • Allow for players to experience self discovery

Examples of Competition Approach

  1. Stretch Skill Goals

    • Dribbling

    • Finishing

    • Shooting

    • Form Shooting

    • Free Throws

    • Mikan’s

  2. Small Sided Fundamentals

    • 1 vs 1 Competitions

    • 2 vs 2 Competitions

    • 3 vs 3 Competitions

  3. Game Execution & Statistics

    • FG Shooting %

    • FT Shooting %

    • Finishing %

    • Shot Selection

    • X Dribble Penetration

    • Turnovers

    • Assists

    • Secondary Assists

    • Blocks

    • Steals

    • Rebounds Offensive and Defensive

    • Effort Plays

    • 1 On 1 Battles

    • Violations

      • Stepping over line

      • 3, 5 and 10 Second Violations

      • Travel, Double Dribbles, Carry’s

      • Charges or Bad Fouls

    • Set Slip-Ups

    • Fundamental Failures

      • Spacing

      • Timing

      • Standing, Not creating passing and angles, passing lanes and motion

      • Screens

      • Hard Cuts