It’s All About Shooting/Scoring
Like other sports the game of basketball has certainly changed over the years. But the importance of being able to shoot the ball is the most significant change. All players must be able to shoot the ball in today's game. The three-point line has forced this development. All players are expected to make the three-point shot today but that is not all that is required.
Defensive strategies have changed over the years because of the three-point line. Defenses are now spread out. Often all five offensive players are setting up outside the three-point line. This means there are more shots available inside the three-point line. Also, it is mandatory that a player can take their defensive player off the dribble, penetrate and either kick the ball out or finish the layup.
What are coaches looking for? Who are they going to give the most playing time?
A player that can:
Drive to the hoop left and right-handed and can finish the layup and/or kick out the ball for the three.
Make free throws at a consistent basis (at least 70%).
Make the mid-range jump shot.
Have a jump shot.
Make a runner or floater shot when during to the hoop.
Make a shot off the dribble.
Make a shot receiving a pass.
Yes, and make the three-point shot.
For years my son Joe has told players that thought they were three-point shooters (mostly all of them): “Taking a lot of three-point shots does not make a player a three-point shooter, making a lot of three-point shots makes a three-point shooter.”
Players will rotate from basket to basket doing a different drill at each hoop. Drill examples:
Boys & Girls
Grades 5th thru 12th
Northern Essex Community College
Call or Text:
Coach Joe Tardif