Designing Effective Drills

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Designing Effective Drills

Mary Wise, University of Florida Women's Coach, describes 3 kinds of drills:

Circle drills: They're good for the beginning of practice and get players moving. Players should do different things at different times, move quickly to each, perform the skill, and get back in line.

Group drills: The types of drills where most instruction is done. One group performs the specific skill while others help by handing balls, shagging, etc.. They're best done in the middle of practice when the coach is emphasizing skill development and wants players to get many touches.

Wave drills: Players move from front to back row, or vice versa, making these drills good for teaching entire offensive or defensive systems.

Liberal mingling of these three drills throughout practices also helps keep players from getting bored.

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