By Coach Ronn Wyckoff
When Time Spent For Skill Drills Is Limited…
When You Don’t Know How You Are Going To Cover
Every Individual Skill That Needs Practice Time…
Your Solution Could Be To Use Station Drills
It worked for me in 1973 and has been part of my daily routine ever since.
The JV team practiced right after school. The varsity had one hour and fifteen minutes to practice before I had to get the players off the floor….
Maybe you find yourself in a similar situation. I just needed more time than that to accomplish my intention of building a strong program. We needed to have time every day to work on each player’s fundamental skills.
So, out of necessity, I devised a plan where in 15-20 minutes of practice time we could cover all the basic individual skills, so we could have the rest of our practice for teaching the team aspects.
Station Drills bring efficiency of time to your practice sessions. They give you the ability to cover:
- Free Throws;
- Moving Without The Ball;
- Moves With The Ball and Finishing;
- Power Moves.
Each drill lasts two minutes, with one ball for two players, sharing each drill equally. After two minutes, the players take the ball and rotate counter-clock-wise to the next “Station”. There are six “Stations”. Players waste no time getting to the next basket and right into that drill. Since most gyms have six baskets, this should work for most gyms and teams. I use the 2 main baskets for drills that need more room.
This book tells you how to set up and teach each of the drills at each station, along with valuable tips for what you can do with your team during the JV practice time.
Don’t Be Hitting Your Head Against The Wall
Trying To Find More Practice Time — Use STATION DRILLS!