August 29, 2016, Enschede
Clinic notes by Giorgio Marrale (in English)
|Body balance||Passing/ cutting|
- CORRECT and QUICK
- CORRECT and QUICK all the time
Learn all parts of the game. No specializations (in positions.)
Our job is to make (bad) players better. Fix what’s wrong.
Confidence versus ability; players should not be overconfidence. (Bad shooters should not shoot a lot.)
“Drills don’t teach.”Peter Sharkey
Stance: feet shoulder width apart, right foot slightly in front, feet slightly turned to the left (for right-handed shooters.)
Three different options: mass line-up, on the spot and while running.
- On “Run!” signal: move forward
- On “Stance!” signal: hard stance + control the stance
- On “Pivot!” signal: 180
pivotwhile in an offensive stance
Always have the ball ready to shoot (triple threat.)
Mass line-up. Two balls.
- Zig/ zag with two dribbles + cross/ between the legs/ behind the back
Thumbs up, elbows in, backspin, follow through with thumbs down and fingers out.
Alignment, lift, finish.
Alignment: ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and wrist (6 major joints.)
See only three fingers when you shoot. A player’s max range is “the bottom of his shot,” before moving on. (This is the spot before giving in on technique.)
When finishing on the left side, right-handed players still start in a triple threat. This means they are ready to shoot the ball, having the ball on the right side of their body. When making a dribble start, begin with a rip through.
Teach lay-ups from different angles.
Practice lay-ups with an overspin and underspin.
Triple threat (close and in front of the basket) before making a dribble start; Stance + open step + power move + overspin.
“Players are over-coached, under-taught.”Peter Sharkey
Teaching the overspin and underspin
Twosomes while passing; push pass with overspin (cock your wrist.)
Alone sitting in front of a wall (right and left hand.)
Alone just below the basket (regular and reverse; this can be a Mikan Drill variation.) Alone starting from a dribble start.