Basketball Player Development Series with Tim Springer - Spartan Guard Skills Workout

From the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook
"Helping coaches coach better..."

Tim Springer is an elite basketball trainer/coach in the San Antonio area (see bio below). Coach Springer presents this skills workout.

Tennis Ball Finishes

Diagram G.

basketball guard drill - Tennis Ball Finishes

2 Ball Cut and Tuck

Diagram H. Player pounds 2 balls 10-15 times. Attacks elbow and cuts to basket. Tucks one ball under arm and finishes with the other.

basketball guard drill - 2 Ball Cut and Tuck

Change of Direction Cone Touch

Diagram I. Player makes continuous one dribble change of direction. After each move player touches opposite cone with guard hand. On the cue of the coach the players explodes into la yup or jump shot.
Focus: Creating the habit of bringing through the guard hand after each change of direction.

basketball guard drill - Change of Direction Cone Touch

2 Ball Progression

Diagram J. Player pounds ball 15 times then passes off the dribble with the hand called by the coach. Then changes direction into one dribble jump shot.

basketball guard drill - 2 Ball Progression, top

2 Ball Progression

Diagram K. Player flashes behind cone in the corner for pass from coach. Player goes into pick and roll and makes jump shot from elbow.

basketball guard drill - 2 Ball Progression, corner

Cone Line Series

Diagram L. Player weaves between cones with various moves working on hand speed with each move. Player then looks to duplicate speed of move on cone at the elbow.
Emphasis: Being efficient between pound dribble and move, and between move and pound dribble after.
Moves: Crossovers, 2 dribble in/outs, between the legs

basketball guard drill - Cone Line Series

Agility Drills to Score on Coach

Diagram M. Player moves through cones working on speed and agility. Coach throws out ball for player to explode to. Player then scores on coach while taking contact with a blocking pad.

basketball guard drill - Agility Drills to Score

Change of Directions Attacks with Defense

Diagram N. Player attacks coach with change of direction move and scores. Takes ball out of net and performs change of direction moves through cones. Coach gives resistance to player on move to simulate game contact.

basketball guard drill - Change of Directions Attacks with Defense

Change of Direction Moves:
  • In and Out
  • Crossover
  • Between the Legs
  • Behind the Back
  • Spin Move

"On the Clock" PG Drills

Diagram O. 1 1/2 minutes on clock (forces player to continually attack). Set goal of how many makes before time runs out. Make player make move on way out to start drill over.

basketball guard drill - On the Clock PG Drills

  • Change of Direction on cones / finish side of basket with contact
  • In/Out on cones / Change of Direction on coach
  • In/Out into change of direction / floater against coach

Pick and Roll Scoring Series

Diagram P. Player uses chair into high pick and roll series.
Shots: vs soft hedge, vs hard hedge, split screen, vs ice, shoot behind the screen, reject screen, elbow bounce out, put in jail, attack the switch.

basketball guard drill - Pick and Roll

Training Coach Tim Springer

Coach Tim Springer is the founder of Spartan Basketball in the San Antonio area. Coach Springer has trained over 500 players and coaches in the San Antonio Basketball Community.

His program features:
  • Premier Basketball Camps (San Antonio and surrounding areas)
  • High Intensity Skills Clinics
  • Private Lessons for Basketball Players of All Ages (San Antonio and surrounding areas)
  • Training for Club and School Season Tryouts
  • San Antonio Coaches Clinics
  • Clinics at the AT & T Center - same court as the San Antonio Spurs and San Antonio Silver Stars play on!
  • Spartan Character Classes - teaching goal setting, planning workouts, and overall character development