with Bill Fennelly,
Iowa State University Head Woman's Basketball Coach
Coach Fennelly's practice drills reflect his commitment to three skill areas: passing, dribbling and shooting. To develop dribbling skills, he starts practice with two-ball dribble drills. The two-ball passing increases communication, bent knee position and passing skills.
Post and perimeter players work on position specific moves and skills. Post players work on shooting, post moves and accepting contact around the basket. Guards work on penetration and kick, as well as shooting off the dribble or pass. The 3-point shot is utilized often in this practice session and is an emphasis all year long.
Other skills demonstrated are spacing, feeding the post, post moves, floor awareness, handoff and post roll after handoff. A shooting drill series is a consistent part of Fennelly's practices. Drills include post shooting, three player-2 ball and triangle shooting. The benefit of these drills includes conditioning, passing, catching, communication and repetition.
The half court segment starts with a dozen sets that include: Regular Fist, Fist three, Two fist, Wing fist, Thumbs down fist, Thumbs down special, Thumb up, Screen & slip, Thumb up five, Thumbs up fist, State and Re-screen. In live 5-5 action, each of these actions are executed. A 3-minute shooting drill is broken down into three separate shooting segments. A segment on zone offense includes teaching points and sets to attack the zone.
73 minutes. 2007.