Jason Otter Point Guard Elite Series Vol. 1 Review

Jason Otter Point Guard Elite Series Vol. 1 Review

Jason Otter Point Guard Elite Series Vol. 1 Review

I am really excited to be doing this DVD article review on the Jason Otter Point Guard Elite Series Vol. 1. Jason Otter inventor of the Otterbasketball efficiency of movement basketball training system is widely consulted by the top Division I and High School coaches in the country today. His attention to detail, emphasis on efficiency of movement, and driving passion to teach is what makes many coaches consider him the best trainer in the market place today. Coach Otter continues to train players of all ranges from the NBA to Elite High School players. He also currently directs Otterbasketball Training events and camps across the country.

I. Point Guard Philosophy and Mentality | Jason Otter Point Guard Elite Series Vol. 1 Review
– Put team first
– The only success is team success

II. Point Guard Qualities | Jason Otter Point Guard Elite Series Vol. 1 Review
– Don’t draw unnecessary attention to yourself
– Always encourage your teammates
– Take the heat, but not the credit
– Be a student on and off the court
– Study great point guards: Steve Nash, etc…
– Pay attention to detail
– Know coaches system inside and out
– Stay a play ahead in games
– Scout opposing teams
– Know your teammates strengths and weaknesses
– Be a vocal leader
– Be a great example
– Be at all pre and post season workouts
– You must be mentally tough
– Be competitive
– Keep your composure under stress
– Be a great shooter
– Be consistent, credible and under control
– Get teammates involved
– Control the tempo of the game
– Bring enthusiasm to practice
– Be selfless and hold yourself accountable
– Respect
– Take care of your body
– Earn it, don’t expect it

III. Form shooting Drills | Jason Otter Point Guard Elite Series Vol. 1 Review
• Top Half Form Shooting
• 1 Click shooting drill (Read it, elbow, T, Straight line, Track)
• Floor to fingertips
• Catch, track, Shoot drill

IV. Jump Rope Workout | Jason Otter Point Guard Elite Series Vol. 1 Review
Stick ball of foot in floor acceleration and change of direction. The players will do these drills from sideline to sideline
– High knees
– Butt kicks
– Knees out
– Right foot, knee drive
– Left foot, knee drive
– High kick
– Carioca
– Lateral slide
– Rope throw
– Lateral slide alternate
– Shooting gait
– Knee tucks

V. Defense drills | Jason Otter Point Guard Elite Series Vol. 1 Review
The following drills are used to teach point guards how to slide, sprint and change directions:
– Lane slides
– Triangle slides
• Sprint to slide
• Slide to sprint
• Slide to slide
• Closeout
• Denial drill

VI. Ball Handling Drills | Jason Otter Point Guard Elite Series Vol. 1 Review
6 Reasons to dribble:
• Advance the ball up the floor
• Create shot opportunities self
• Create shot opportunities teammates
• Create pass angles
• Escape pressure
• Escape 5-second count

1. Straight V front
2. Straight V Side
3. Crossovers
4. In and out
5. V Between the legs
6. Straight behind back
7. Point guard dribble
8. Step Back dribble
9. Step back behind
10. Stick N Square
11. Slide dribbles
12. Blow By

Resistance Belt Drills | Jason Otter Point Guard Elite Series Vol. 1 Review
The players will put on the belt with one in front and one behind both connected. There are 4 cones lined up about 12 feet apart. The player in front will push the ball to the next cone, stop and then explode to the next cone.
– Crossover
– In and out
– Between the legs
– Stick and square

Points of Emphasis | Jason Otter Point Guard Elite Series Vol. 1 Review
– Ball on outside hip
– Touch the floor with inside hand
– Punch explode
– Chatter your feet
– Defense: sit back, push chest out, butt down, dig hand, pass lane hand, use hands for momentum, swing elbow and swing hips

I strongly recommend this DVD to gather some great individual technique drills to use with your point guards. The Defensive “Triangle series” are the best drill that I reviewed.

Coach Kevin Furtado

Coach Kevin Furtado Bio: I have coached girls varsity basketball for 22 years at both public and private schools. I have coached in Georgia, Virginia and Kentucky and have collected 369 wins in my career. I have collected basketball clinic notes from 1990 to 2013 that I will be sharing with you.

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