PGC Fast Break: One-Minute Finish

To get play­ers prac­tic­ing the shots that real­ly mat­ter, PGC devel­oped a crazy sim­ple – and crazy effec­tive – drill.

PGC Fast Break: One-Minute Finish

To get play­ers prac­tic­ing the shots that real­ly mat­ter, PGC devel­oped a crazy sim­ple – and crazy effec­tive – drill.

This sum­mer is all about shar­ing the tools to help bas­ket­ball play­ers crush anoth­er off­sea­son, which is why we’ve part­nered with the experts over at PGC. A few weeks ago we shared our first skill drill, the Gauntlet (be sure to check it out here), and the more we thought about it, we real­ized there real­ly is no bet­ter fol­low-up than the One-Minute Finish.

A team can spend a lot of time prac­tic­ing and per­fect­ing the easy layups, but those sim­ple shots don’t always present them­selves dur­ing a game. To get play­ers prac­tic­ing the shots that real­ly mat­ter, PGC devel­oped a crazy sim­ple – and crazy effec­tive – drill.

One-Minute Finish

With this drill, play­ers begin at the elbow and attack the bas­ket with one strong drib­ble, then work on mul­ti­ple fin­ish­ing moves at the rim. Each fin­ish gives play­ers mean­ing­ful rep­e­ti­tions on both sides of the bas­ket. Plus, cre­at­ing a game-like envi­ron­ment gives this drill an edge over basic layups. Featured fin­ish­es include:

  • Power Finish
  • Spin Move
  • Sweep Over
  • Floater
  • Eurostep

You can max­i­mize the time spent run­ning this one by encour­ag­ing ath­letes to attack the bas­ket as though every rep is the final minute of an actu­al game. As with any good work­out, great play­ers won’t sim­ply go through the motions on this drill.

This is the sec­ond episode in a series fea­tur­ing full drills from the PGC cir­cuit. As with all drills in this series, we would love to hear your thoughts – just com­ment below with ways to make it even bet­ter or how you plan to effec­tive­ly use it in upcom­ing workouts.

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