Basketball Basics

Basketball Passing Windows

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Basketball Passing Windows - Coaching Basketball Fundamentals

OzSwoosh Academy athletes help in demonstrating the concept of passing windows in basketball. While there are many types of passing in basketball, here Coach Rowe discusses the 6 passing windows on an on-ball defender. These are often used when making a penetrating pass or entry pass in basketball. Having basketball players understand these options leads […]

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Basketball Close Out Drop Step Agility Drill

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Basketball Close Out Drop Step Agility Drill - Coaching Basketball Fundamentals

This close out drop step basketball agility drill is good to work on defensive footwork, close out footwork and hand harassment of the ball handler. Athletes work together in 30 second stints to work hard to speed up their defensive basketball footwork fundamentals. Players communicate ‘ball’ on the closeout. Basketball Close Out Drop Step Agility […]

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Mikan Drill – Basketball Post Lay-ups

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Basketball Mikan Post Layup Drill - Coaching Basketball Fundamentals

In this video OzSwoosh Academy Athlete Aaron demonstrate the Mikan Drill, a fundamental basketball drill to help improve footwork and finishing around the basket. Mikan Drill Basketball Post Lay-ups Basketball Skill Acquisition Layups, Put Backs, Footwork, Dexterity, Right Hand Layups, Left Hand Layups, Reverse Layups Basketball Drill Purpose Using the same footwork as you would […]

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Basic Basketball Foot Fakes Dribbling Drill

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Basketball Open Court Foot Fakes Drill - Coaching Basketball Fundamentals

In this video OzSwoosh Academy Athlete Ethan demonstrate a simple open court foot fakes drill against a chair. Ahead of arriving against a chair he executes 4 different foot fakes each time through including a stutter step, hesitation, onside dribble (i.e. inside out move) and reverse pivot fake Open Court Foot Fakes Basketball Skills Acquisition […]

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Basic Crossover Moves Basketball SUPER Drill

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Basic Crossover Moves Basketball Drill - Coaching Basketball Fundamentals

In this video OzSwoosh Academy Athlete Ethan demonstrates a “Super drill” to help athletes work on all the basic crossover moves. Using the corners of the half court athletes complete different types of crossovers in each corner. Basketball Crossovers include through the legs, behind the back and spin or reverse pivot moves as well as […]

Basketball Basics

Basketball Close Out Agility Drill

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Basketball Close Out Agility Drill - Coaching Basketball Fundamentals

This video Taylin and Ethan demonstrate a basketball close out footwork agility warm-up drill. Using push points, they close out to top or wings and using their lead hand held high and trail hand held low defensive slide to those spots on the floor. Coach Rowe suggests using a 1 hand close out as opposed […]