Alternative Activities To Improve Your Game
During The Holiday Break
Hoop Heads across the state will no doubt look forward to the break! No training to attend or games to travel to, no more stressing about fitting it all in, school is done for the year. There is time to go fishing, hit the beach and enjoy BBQ’s, however, we’re sure it won’t be long before we start to miss the thud of the ball, the squeak of the shoes and the swish of the net. Those true ballers will get the itch within a few days. Without the training and the games, the break gives us the time to focus on our individual abilities and skills, whether that be through games with friends or different drills. When training in the offseason, it is important to do a little bit of everything. That’s why this offseason, we suggest that athletes focus on using the below resources when organising their training schedules:
1. Making Changes to Scrimmage
The video below shows how you can alter some of the training that you already do, by making some slight changes to the way that you scrimmage in order to improve your time spent on court. These changes will challenge your abilities on the court.
It is important to not only work on specific drills and scrimmages but to work on your fundamentals as well. Focusing on shooting, footwork and ball handling with these great series of challenging drills and activities.
2. Footwork and Ball Handling Variations
In the below video, you will see multiple different variations of footwork and ball handling while incorporating shooting. These skills are a great way to develop your basketball abilities as well as being a fun challenge. It will also show you some simple bodyweight exercises to improve on your overall strength.
If you’re interested in seeking more tips on ways to keep active over the Christmas break, feel free to have a chat with your team coach or local club.