SKILLS AND DRILLS
- See our Three Legged Stool graphic on Skills development below
Mikan Drill Progressions: What is your kids skill level RIGHT NOW?
The Mikan Drill is regarded as the game’s most important skill drill. Identify where your son/daughter is in this progression to determine their level of skill. This is a college player (over 200 X attending Basics) executing both the Mikan and Reverse Mikan correctly.
One minute drill (1:00), count the makes. The player MUST USE both hands independently or the make does NOT COUNT.
Please see other important drills below the Mikan Drill progression charts.
CLICK on each chart to see AVERAGE, ABOVE AVERAGE, EXCELLENT and what the RECORDS are by age and gender.
Keep the Ball UP when shooting (Advanced players only)
Slide Wide, Go Low. Developing great WIDTH is key in BB
Free Throws: DEVELOP A ROUTINE
Ball Control Drills: it’s ASTONISHING how many kids can NOT control the ball
Jump Stops and Pivots: BORING but winning is never boring
Jump Rope is a GREAT DRILL for foot speed and agility: How many rotations in 1 minute?
Another GREAT conditioning and agility drill: the Dot Drill
Shooting Extension Drill: Learn to extend and NOT BRING THE BALL DOWN.