Recently I started putting together a practice plan, as I usually do. This time it proved to be a laborious task because I couldn’t stop asking this question:
What should players practice?
This wasn’t just an acute question regarding the content of that particular session. Rather the question concerned me at a more general level. Meaning, what types of tasks should be included? Scrimmaging, running, ball-handling, shooting, defensive footwork? Yes? No?
And, most importantly, why?
In a previous entry, I wrote about the principles and scientific justifications of shooting and practicing shooting. This entry is attempt to put together a list of drills that could be used to turn those principles into praxis. You are probably familiar the basic drills but the potential novelty lies in the modifications they have faced. The latest drill was added on April 18 2017.
FT frequency is one of the Four Factors, the basketball analysis framework developed by Dean Oliver. The equation he uses is:
However, there are severe problems with the equation – in fact so severe that the FT factor should be split into two.