Point Guard Workout
It's that time of the year where players are starting to direct their attention to the start of basketball season. Many teams are holding voluntary workouts and players are prepping for tryouts. Now is the time to get in the gym and improve your skills. Players should be improving their endurance, getting plenty of shots, working on ball handling, and strengthening other areas of their game where improvement is needed to make the basketball team.
For this blog I have a workout that I want to share. I recently worked out a point guard that is entering her senior year in high school and will be playing D1 basketball next year. Whenever we workout we always keep it simple and game relevant. We start with some stationary ball handling, work on different types of finishes, and then get into some spot shooting. After that we get into some half court drives (1 on 1 moves) followed by some type of point guard play. The point guard play we work on could be reads off penetration, playing off post feed, transition play, pick and roll play, or initiating the offense with pass and then cutting. After going through those skills we usually finish up with some more spot shooting, shooting off cuts, and shooting on the move. But this time we mix them all into one drill and have her a variety of shots. An example of this could be a spot up jumper in the corner, cut to wing then back door for layup, and curl to opposite elbow for jumper. Then she would repeat on other side. When I have her do this type of drill we usually go for makes.
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