Up Tempo Transition Drills
A lot of teams want to play fast, but not a lot of teams practice as fast as they need to. As a coach it is great to stop practice and break down fundamentals, but is this keeping your team from practicing at the tempo you want to play at? Even if you are not a team that plays fast it is still more beneficial to practice fast. It is so much easier to slow the game of basketball down than it is to speed it up. How many times do we see freshman come in and we say, “they can be good once they get used to the speed of the game”? The coaches that I have seen be successful with faster tempo’s all have told me that preaching pace of play at the beginning of the year is most important. Players can learn the fundamentals and improve there skills quicker when the game seems slower. I was fortunate enough to see BYU Head Coach Dave Rose at a clinic last summer. He said that during practices they rarely stop to explain things to players. He feels that practice should be more focused on effort and tempo. He uses individual workouts and film sessions to correct players fundamentals.
Below are some drills that can help your team get used to playing at a faster pace and will benefit your team if you like to get up and down the court for easy baskets.
BIO-Currently a Grad Assistant at Pitt St. 1 season at Indiana University Southeast as Assistant Coach. I have spent 4 years coaching at the high school level. I was a coach for Team Southern Indiana AAU. I have 2 DVD’s with Championship Productions. Installing the Dribble Drive Motion Offense, and Full Court Trapping System and Breakdown Drills. I have also completed a DVD Showcasing my own offense, The 4 Out 1 In Attack and React Offense, that will be released soon.
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