Basketball Drills from Ganon BakerFrom the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook, @ http://www.coachesclipboard.net
The drills on this page have been provided by Ganon Baker, and new drills will be added from time to time, so stay tuned! Also, see Ganon's 3-DVD series on how to become a point guard.
Ganon Baker is a high-performance, elite basketball trainer who runs basketball camps and has trained over 15,000 players each year with clients and contacts in over 15 countries and 44 states. He has worked closely with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Vince Carter, Amar'e Stoudemire, and Deron Williams at each of their Skill Academies and has trained multiple NBA stars such as Chris Paul, Jerryd Bayless, Kevin Durant and Amare Stoudemire to name a few.
Specializing in Individual and Team Training, Camps and Instructional DVDs, annually, Ganon Baker and the Pro Trainers of Ganon Baker Basketball, host camps and clinics throughout the world and have authored nearly 50 Instructional Basketball DVDs and counting... Coach Gels.
Also see "An Interview with GanonBaker".
Stance N Step - 4 Cone Drill
- Drop hips, head on chest of offensive player, step slide toes, mirror offensive players feet.
- Step slide cone to cone , then sprint slide to cone, step slide, then closeout all in a square.
- You can use a smaller area as depicted in the left-hand diagram below, or a larger area (more aerobic) as seen on the right.
Circle Gladiator Drill
Offensive players are on the 3-point arc and all have a ball. They dribble stationary in place, with the defender in the lane. The defender (X5) closes-out on a player and then it is live 1-on-1. If the offense misses and defense gets the rebound, defense gets 1 point and the drill keeps keeps going, with the defender picking another offensive player and closing-out. If the offense scores, the offensive player now becomes the defender.
Ganon Baker: Basketball IQ Development Drills
with Ganon Baker, Founder of Elev8 Sports Institute, Owner of Ganon Baker Basketball, WNBA/NBA Nike Basketball Training Specialist, Ambidextrous Shooting Coach, World Renowned Instructor and Clinician; He has worked with LeBron James, Amar'e Stoudemire, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Grant Hill, Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins, and Maya Moore
Combine skill development with split-second decision-making with these high-intensity drills from Ganon Baker.
- Learn how to practice and reinforce proper decision making during skill development sessions
- Shake up your slasher's game with four types of one-foot floaters
- Learn how to read a single defender's hand to determine the best way to attack... (more info)
Point Guards...Get Ganon Baker's 3-DVD set on learning how to play the point guard position.
Ganon Baker: Point Guard Workout - Vol 1, 2, 3 -Three Pack
Ganon Baker has developed an authentic point guard workout. This dvd series has everything a point guard should know to become the best they can be at the game's toughest position.
Volume 1, Ganon takes you through separation drills and moves off the dribble. Some of the many drills include driving at different angles, driving against cones, and reading and reacting vs the defense.
Volume 2, Ganon takes you through all types of game passes and situational decisions a point guard must make. Drills include penetration and ball screen looks, feeding the post, transitional passing and many more skills a point guard can work on with and without a partner.
Volume 3, Ganon takes you through game shots from point guard spots, covering every shot a point guard, must make. Drills include timed drills, ball screen reads, pin down solutions, separation finishes, spot shooting and many more.
Ganon Baker: Point Guard Workout Vol 1 - Dribbling and Driving
This is the first in the 3-DVD series. In this Volume, Ganon takes you through separation drills and moves off the dribble. Some of the many drills include driving at different angles, driving against cones, and reading and reacting vs the defense.
Ganon Baker: Point Guard Workout Vol 2 - Passing Skills and Solutions
This is the second in the 3-DVD series. In this Volume, Ganon takes you through all types of game passes and situational decisions a point guard must make. Drills include penetration and ball screen looks, feeding the post, transitional passing and many more skills a point guard can work on with and without a partner.
Ganon Baker: Point Guard Workout Vol 3 - Shooting and Separation
This is the third in the 3-DVD series. In this Volume, Ganon takes you through game shots from point guard spots, covering every shot a point guard, must make. Drills include timed drills, ball screen reads, pin down solutions, separation finishes, spot shooting and many more.
Ganon Baker: "Got Game"
"Got Game" is a great workout for individuals and/or teams. This workout shows you more than 17 moves off the dribble and off the triple threat catch. Ganon Baker and Grayson Boucher will show you exactly how the defense will guard you, the moves to execute, and the drills to go with it. Ganon shows you some of the moves from NBA/WNBA players that he has worked out. Some of the moves includes, Derrick Rose Crossover, Chris Paul Shift and Go, Lebron James Drag Series, and many more. There are over 17 of the most unguardable moves if you practice them. This workout also includes a drill sheet where you can keep up with your progress.
Ganon Baker: "The SWAG Workout"
A SWAG is a confidence, a presence, your body language, how you carry yourself, it's a State of Mind! This video will build up your S-skill. Every drill will be to the clock and recorded. It will help your W-work ethic. We will let you know if you are working hard enough to be great! We will test you on basketball questions. We will see if you have a high basketball IQ. This is the A-aptitude part of the video - the ability to learn. Finally you will have everything, if you have G-game. All this forms your SWAG. You got SWAG? This video does!