Stay Court-Ready with the Hoop Group Team
Check out our first installment of At-Home Basketball Drills from Hoop Group. They'll keep you game-ready until it's time to ball.
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Sports are a fundamental part of life for players and fans alike, and everyone is anxious to get back in the game. While you’re waiting for that to happen, here are some helpful videos to keep you ready for your return to the court.
Basketball Drills at Home: Part I
Form Shooting from Bed:
Hoop Group’s Vincent Johnson demonstrates that you don’t have to have a hoop to practice your shooting form. Tuck your elbow, and while keeping your arm bent at 90 degrees, toss the ball straight up, making sure that you follow through with your wrist snap.
The ball should travel straight up and return to in front of your face. Practice this drill using both a two-handed release and a one-handed release to simulate shooting a basket.
Cross The Line:
Vincent Johnson of Hoop Group explains how to work on your foot speed at home by finding a line on the ground, outside or inside, to help you practice. This line can be a carpet edge, a seam in your driveway, or even a line of tile grout. Hop on one foot back and forth over your line on the ground as fast as you can for ten seconds: switch feet and repeat.
Next, put your right foot in front of your line, and your left foot behind it. Alternate your foot placement as quickly as you can, simulating running in place.
Mikan Drills, Part One:
In this video, Hoop Group Camp Director Jeremy Freeman shares his Mikan drill technique. This drill facilitates timing and rhythm in basketball centers and forwards, in addition to helping players score in the paint. This drill requires access to a basketball hoop.
Stand under the rim facing it, with the ball in your right hand, and jump off your left leg to shoot the basket. This technique gives your body its maximum extension and height. The drill alternates each shot between right- and left-handed finishes.
Mikan Drills, Part Two:
Hop group’s Jeremy Freeman describes the reverse Mikan drill and shows how to execute it. This drill mimics the forward Mikan drill, but players perform it while facing away from the hoop.
Stand under the rim facing away from it, with the ball in your right hand, and jump off your left leg to shoot the basket. This technique gives your body its maximum extension and height. The drill alternates each shot between right- and left-handed finishes.