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1 On 1 Training
Individual Workouts are designed to provide athletes with specific, tailored attention to improve their basketball game as well their life-skill development. While healthy relationships between player and coach are nurtured more with individual and small group attention, so are the player’s distinct basketball needs. The goal of a team coach emphasizes team development, such as team offensive and out-of-bound plays, defensive strategies and team chemistry. The goal of an individual/small group coach emphasizes player development. The primary goal of a team coach is to utilize and exploit individual strengths to benefit the overall team (for example a team coach might yell: “Your job is just to rebound. You shouldn’t shoot three pointers!!!”). The primary goal of an individual coach is to develop weaknesses into strengths and improve overall skill sets (for example an individual coach might say: “You rebound well, it is not time to work on your jump shot.”) Note, good team coaches work on individual development and vice versa, but the primary focus remains as stated. It is ideal that players know this and should have a fair balance of both to improve their overall team and individual game.
TEAM COACHES INDIVIDUAL COACHES
PRIMARY FOCUS PRIMARY FOCUS
*** NOTE: THIS HIGHLIGHTS “PRIMARY”, NOT EXCLUSIVE, FOCUS. ***
- individual strengths to benefit team
- individual weakness to improve total skill development
- offensive plays
- individual attack moves
- defensive strategy (2-3 zone, full court press)
- defensive technique (onball defensive, help & recover)
With this philosophy in mind, TEAM ESFACE coaches work with parents and players to choose a “Point of Emphasis” for each workout and allow for the skill development to work toward that large individual goal. Using this “Point of Emphasis” as the main focus, TEAM ESFACE coaches use the 45-minute Fundamental Formula (created by Olatunde Sobomehin) to develop the entire player. The 45-minute Fundamental Formula works to improve 1) Defense/Rebounding, 2) Passing, 3) Ball Handling, 4) Finishing and 5) Shooting. With an intentional focus to develop all five fundamentals, players develop a complete skill set, while still working on the “Point of Emphasis.” Here is an example workout.
POINT OF EMPHASIS: How to Stop With the Ball Using Jump Stops, Quick Stops and Stride Stops (all to avoid traveling)
4:00pm WARM UP “sweat before you stretch”: 5 Mikan drill (regular, jump hook, floater high-off-glass, runner outside key, and reverse), 10 full court jumpshots)
4:06pm STRETCH: start at head to feet
4:11pm DEFENSE/REBOUNDING: defensive slides to shot stride stop, rebound your own ball with two hands
4:17pm PYRAMID TEST (have to focus) / WATER BREAK: 2 free throws in a row. On a miss, run to half court and back
4:20pm PASSING: Rip throughs to baseline, quick stop, rebound with two hands and pass back to coach using chest pass, bounce, overhead, wrap-around and behind-back.
4:28pm PYRAMID TEST (have to focus) / WATER BREAK: 3 off hand perfect passes to coach 15 feet away.
4:30pm BALL HANDLING: down / back with large first step. jump stop on coaches call; quick stop on coaches call; stride stop (left/right, then right/left) on coaches call
4:35pm PYRAMID TEST (have to focus) / WATER BREAK: 10 between legs in a row with no mess-ups
4:40pm FINISHING: daily dozen, including floaters, inside/outside reverse, power, spins and scoop layups
4:47pm SHOOTING: 1, 2, 3 driible pull ups using jump stops, quick stops and stride stops
4:57pm MEASUREMENT GAME: play Michael Jordan with 15 foot jumpers.
5:00pm DISMISSAL – payment collected
Our attempt is to combine love for the game, individual skill improvement, and character development and have these at the center of our philosophy. Here is the criteria for what made this a comprehensive, successful workout:
- player/parent/coach discussed “Point of Emphasis”
- All five fundamentals addressed using the 45-minute Fundamental Formula: 1) Defense/Rebounding, 2) Passing, 3) Ball Handling, 4) Finishing and 5) Shooting
- Sections are transitioned with water breaks after players complete a challenge (e.g. 2 free throws in a row) and does something “extra” before getting the water
- Testing / Measurements
- Pushed outside of comfort zone
- No punishments; only consequences
- Delayed Gratification (shooting is after all of the other less-appealing and fun fundamentals)
- Students of Game (vocabulary, history, etc.)
* The “Point of Emphasis” was adapted from the idea of “deliberate focus,” a notion discussed in the book, “Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else” By Geoff Colvin.