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Coach Wootten's Basketball Camp: Breaking Down Your Defender - Ball Handling and Passing Drills
Over 60 basketball IQ-building drills to provide extra confidence when the ball is in their hands!
- Hone passing skills and train players on when to use various passes
- Train players on how to change speeds when dribbling to keep defenders off balance
- Learn how to develop hand-eye coordination and confidence dribbling the ball
with Joe Wootten,
Bishop O'Connell (VA) HS Head Boys Coach; over 400 career victories;
5x Virginia State Independent Champions;
4x Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament Champions - including Back-to-Back-to-Back titles (2002-04);
3x WCAC Regular Season Champions;
3x Virginia State Independent Coach of the Year;
Director of Coach Wootten's Basketball Camp
In this edition of his developmental series, Joe Wootten passes on a ton of great drills to help players improve their ball handling and passing skills. Wootten, the son of Hall of Fame coach Morgan Wootten, gives you a massive series of ball handling drills and highlights this video with his "Moves on the Move" segment.
While passing drills aren't usually the most exciting part of individual practice, they are essential to developing a well-rounded game. If passing fundamentals get overlooked, players often fail to understand why and when to use various passes.
Coach Wootten shares a 2-man passing set of drills that starts with the fundamentals and builds up into more challenging passes. He then adds a pressure release passing drill that is essential if you want to cut down on your team's turnovers.
Two fun and challenging passing drills are also included. The first, "Sick, Dying or Dead," is a challenging competition where two players work on catching bullet-like passes. The next is the Rope Drill, where players try to keep the pass on a rope as they slowly get further and further away from their teammate. Keeping records of the furthest pass can help athletes stay motivated when working on their passing.
Moves on the Move
This series addresses what a player can do with the ball as they attack a defender and the basket. Wootten shares some gems that players can immediately implement into their game to help them get open looks verses even the best defenders.
Some of the dribble moves Coach Wootten covers include:
- Slasher move - Hard, downhill attack.
- Stop and Go move - Change of speed in the game can be deadly
- Between the Legs - Simple crossover with additional thoughts to make it more complete.
- In and Out move - After setting up a defender, this killer move can get them on their heels.
- Combo moves - Multiple moves to keep defenders guessing.
Wootten explains each move and shares important tips that can make all of them deadly on the court. He also invests time in helping players know when and where to use the moves, helping them develop basketball IQ in the process.
Ball Handling Series
Level of comfort with the ball is correlated with an athlete's ability to dribble. Wootten shares nearly 50 stationary and dynamic ball handling drills. He uses the drills to develop hand-eye coordination, confidence with the ball, and familiarity on offense.
Coach Wootten gives you numerous attack moves and fundamental passing techniques to utilize on the court in this jam-packed video!