Coach's Clipboard Newsletter #94
September 15, 2016
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Dear Coaches, Players, Friends,

Today's Quote:

"We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all of our games are played indoors." - Weldon Drew

Today's Theme - Guard Play/Development

All really good guards must be able to handle the ball, pass well and make good decisions, shoot the outside shot and pull-up jumper, and dribble-penetrate and finish.

Guard Moves and Skills

This article contains important fundamentals that every outside player should learn... triple threat, pivoting, 1-on-1 jab step moves, getting open, etc.

Finishing at the Hoop
This page discusses standard lay-ups and footwork, reverse lay-ups, and the inside hand lay-up.

Advanced Basketball Guard Moves for Finishing Around the Basket

Several advanced moves are presented including the Rondo Fake Finish, Euro Step Finish, Pro Hop Finish, Jamal Crawford Finish, Kobe Bryant Pound Pivot Finish, and Steve Nash Back Leg Finish.

Spacing and Movement - Moving Without the Ball

"I don't think there is anything more important to effective play on the basketball court at either end of the floor than spacing." - Bob Knight
This page discusses the spacing used in several common offensive sets, player movement in response to dribble-penetration, cutting, screening, etc.

Basketball Drills
There are many fundamental drills on this page.  Also look at the "Guard Breakdown Shooting Drills", "1-on-1 Drills", "Motion Offense Drills."

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Till next time...
Best wishes,
Dr. Jim Gels, aka "Coach Gels"
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