A players training regimen usually includes several things. Time for strength and conditioning? Usually. Shooting drills? Definitely. Ball-Handling? Too much.
How often do players independently work on defense? During the offseason, working on agility and lower body stability is one thing, but how about defensive mechanics? How about studying defensive film to pick up tips?
🏀 Next Level defensive tip of the day
* Do NOT look at the ball on defense. Focus on chest, waist, etc. #BecomingALockDownDefender 🔐
— NextLevel Basketball (@NextBball) March 8, 2017
Next Level Defensive Tip: YOU be the offender. Get in the opponents space. Don’t sag off and allow them comfort. If you have this skill it will be hard to keep you on the bench. DEFENSE pays, in scholarships and contracts 💰. Don’t be too cool to pick someone up and halfcourt and set a tone! If you don’t you can’t improve. Avery Bradley is a defensive icon 👀💪🏽. @JayxRamos #PressureDefense #AveryBradley #Defense #basketball #BecomingALockDownDefender 🔐
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Currently in our player development programs in Hollywood, Florida, we devote defense to a part of our monthly rotation of skills. But you don’t have to do basketball training in South Florida to be a part of building with us.