ChallengesThe following are challenges ranging from easy to (nearly) impossible. Do you have the guts to try one out? Do you have the fortitude to attempt the most difficult ones? And are you such a legend that you'll strive to be the first to complete every single challenge listed? Good luck!
Short ChallengesTry one of these workouts to best hone a specific aspect of your overall game. You can do them at random or maybe use the numbers (1-12) to tell you which month or which grade level to attempt the challenge.
- Learn to dribble with rhythm through these songs
- A bunch of inspirational scenes to make you think.
- Drills every ball handler should be doing daily
- Improve your speed with these drills
- Practice these elusive moves to truly master the game.
- Drills to quickly increase your vertical leap!
- When you don't have much time...
- Just 4 drills per day; doesn't get any simpler than this.
- The record is 43!
- Ensure your shot is sharp and ready for games!
- A collection of difficult drills to prove proficiency
- These drills will improve your overall game
EndeavorsTry one of our projects. Be sure to show your coach! You can do them at random or maybe use the numbers (1-12) to tell you which month or which grade level to attempt the challenge.
- A powerful metaphor, with a challenge that takes years.
- Video links to the greatest basketball moments ever.
- Identify a weakness, then crush it!
- Try this flexible challenge for a month (or ten!)
- Video your mastery of these skills to make our top 3!
- Video your mastery of these tricks to make our top 3!
- Use our basketball meditation video for sleep and/or game prep.
- Win the grand prize at each of our clinics
- Can you keep up with the greatest?
- 50 key items our players should eventually perfect
- See what it's like to work like a pro
- Completely transform youself in 100 days!
HomeworkPrint out this month's homework to fill out daily. Regardless of how well you do, turn it into your coach at month's end.
StrategiesLearn our plays to maximize your effectiveness and potential during games.
- Our basic set
- When the wing denies, we go backdoor
- 1on1 option from the wing
- Posting a mismatched wing
- Dribble hand-off to 3 options
- Pick n roll options
- On a high post entry, the wing backcuts
- Screen across, down screen action
- Iverson-cut to free up denied wings
- Flare screen when over-pressured
- Double on-ball for multiple reads
- Double-screen away, with an iso option
- Pass, cut, penetrate, and kick
- Get doubled, reverse, and flash
- Box to option reads
- Box to option reads
FocusesNone of these take any skill or genetic ability, and each of these is worth at least a 5 points' difference during games. Therefore, any team executing each of the focuses below will be able to swing any game up to 60 points in their favor. If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves.
- On shots, get low and hit your man away from the hoop
- Minus the "get back", all players should crash
- Be sure to talk loudly the majority of the game
- On the shot, one offensive player needs to sprint beyond halfcourt
- Minimize risks and allow the best to dribble
- Utilize our 0-50-100 rule; with 5 exceptions
- Occupy the lanes to help on drives and on-balls
- Apply and handle pressure to the best of your ability
- Sprint on inside and wing cuts to keep the defense honest
- Whether in or out the game, be excited and energetic
- Outside of sprinting and jumping, each player should remain low and strong
- Without fouling, ensure the other team only takes contested shots
Pick n RollMaster the game's greatest offensive weapon. Regardless of how the defense reacts, there's a way to exploit their action with the following efficient and effective counters:
- no show or help
- no show w help
- double w big
- Not forced
- weak show, no help
- weak show w help
- D goes under
- double w guard
- show too early
- Flat Show
- Ice or Routine D
- Guard over-forces
COMBINESOur Ability & Agility Combines measure players in a variety of ways to provide them with a relative assessment of where they're at and where they need to be in terms of skill, strength, and other attributes that directly lend themselves to success on the court.
THE NBA ROADFor the players who want "the exact" road to the NBA, use the following as a guide. Try your best to post videos of the following to our YouTube homework section each and every day. At month's end, post either the monthly sports movie review or post a video entitled "Because I'm Trying to Make the NBA" of you running a Nash Drill for each day you missed (with a maximum of 5) as the ultimate avenue of holding yourself accountable. Good luck!