Yes, you can teach basketball instinct.

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The point guard position is one of the toughest positions in all sports.  Mainly because of the IQ and Decision making required. But, contrary to popular belief basketball instinct CAN be taught and learned.

When Jerry Smith came to us, after an average career at Louisville, he needed to change positions to play the game at the highest level possible. At 6-2 he was an undersized wing at the professional level and to even have a chance to play in the NBA he had to develop into a point guard. Some say almost impossible, given the fact that he was a spot up shooter and defender for 4 years at Louisville.

But with a lot of repetition he learned how to do two things that changed his game.

1. The ability to read the defensive rotations

2. The skill to make the pass in that situation. Many times with your weak hand.

I think as coaches, many times we don’t realize that if a player doesn’t have a skill to make a pass, he’s not even looking for the read. Why would he if he doesn’t have the skill to make it anyways.

Also, many players don’t understand the technique that goes into specific game situation passes. Just like you have step backs, drag dribbles, and fadeaways there are all types of passes you need to be able to make depending on the situation like baseline drifts and pocket passes.

Through cutting edge, game-like drills at our Point Guard Blueprint Academy you’ll improve your Basketball IQ, basketball instinct and Decision making to make better plays as a Point Guard. Do you want to play the point in college? Making these reads, ones the pros make, will give you an edge. Join us in Milwaukee October 7-8.

 

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