Basketball Instruction with Coach Elijah Allen: Change of Direction Finishing

Coach Elijah Allen took time away from a busy Core Skills session to teach this week’s drill of the week. The drill helps players work on change of direction moves that helps them attack the basket. It also helps you work on finishing in the paint at a high speed.

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Basketball Instruction with Coach Bryan Weber: 3 on 3 Close Outs

Hoop Group Elite Camp Director Bryan Weber takes you through the process of running the three-on-three close out drill. This drill focuses on closing out on shooters, crisp entry passes into the post, and then contains a live 3 on 3 finish to it. Perfect warm up drill to start practice!

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Basketball Instruction with Coach Tiny Green: Full Court Dribbling

 

Calling all guards! Or really, any players looking to improve their handle. Coach Tiny Green takes you through three great full court dribbling exercises to help your handle. Listen carefully to Tiny’s tips to improve your ball handling!

Basketball Instruction: Full Court Dribbling

Hoop Group Skills Director Joe Gutowski takes us through a full court dribbling drill at the NYC Junior Elite. This drill is great for practicing handling pressure in the full court, and then finishing at the other end by attacking the hoop to score. Watch now!

Basketball Instruction with Coach Ryan Finch: Form Jump Hook Shooting

Ryan Finch on Basketball Instruction from James Albano on Vimeo.

Coach Ryan Finch is back with you today to teach you a drill that all basketball players should get to know: Form Jump Hook Shooting. No matter what position, how big or how fast you are, every player should know how to do a Jump-hook. This drill is valuable to everyone and can be practiced on your own or even with a friend! And after you watch the video, be sure to get your team signed up for the Garden State Classic and the Tournament of Champions, which have their dates out now! The Tournaments are for both Boys and Girls, so be sure to get your team signed up before we fill all the spots!

If you haven’t already seen Coach Finch’s other Instructional Videos, you can check them out here, with X-Out Shooting, Monster Rebounding, Form Shooting and Dribbling Instruction.

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Basketball Instruction with Coach Ryan Finch: Two Ball Stationary Dribbling

Ryan Finch on Basketball Instruction from Jake Brahney on Vimeo.

With the basketball season starting up, Coach Ryan Finch takes a few minutes to show you how to be a better basketball player this season. Every week will be a different focus, whether it is on the fast break, shooting, rebounding or whatever you need to get better this season. This week, Coach Finch will demonstrate some dribbling techniques that you can practice at home. Be sure to check back every week to see what Coach has in store!

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Back to Back for Boyle

What a tremendous weekend of basketball!  With games going down to the final play & young student athletes competing their hearts out, my eyes were glued to the television.  I am not only talking about the mens’ and women’s final four but the powerhouse Kevin Boyle program knocking off Oak Hill Academy (Va.), 71-62, in the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School National Tournament championship game at Madison Square Garden.  The win made it the second consecutive national championship for Montverde Academy (Coach Boyle Interview). The future division one players, Ben Simmons (LSU) & D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State) controlled the game throughout for the Eagles with Simmons (24 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists) earning the MVP.  We all know the NBA players that Boyle has developed when he was in NJ, Kyrie Irving and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but since Coach Boyle has moved South his tread of producing high major college players hasn’t changed. Matter of fact two players that played for Montverde Academy last season appeared in final four in Dallas this past weekend (Kasey Hill for Florida and Dakari Johnson for Kentucky).  There is no reason to believe that the 2014-15 season will be ANY different.

Kevin Boyle Rules to Play By

In the short clip above, Coach Boyle and his team is working on getting over and under a ball screen. This summer Hoop Group Skills offers 2 opportunities to work with Coach Boyle first hand. Both camps will help improve your ball-handling, play making ability, ball screen offense/defense, reading the defense, using jump stops & shot fakes and more importantly becoming a leader! The point guard position is the key to every successful team as they set the tone on every play & the four other players take on the personality of their point guard.

WORK WITH THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS!

KEVIN BOYLE POINT GUARD CAMP 1 (6/21-6/22)

KEVIN BOYLE POINT GUARD CAMP 2 (7/11-7/13)

Searching for a similar camp but longer than just a weekend?

Ball Handling & Shooting Camp (August 22-26)

Shooting Camp (June 22-26)

For More Camp Information please call 732-502-2255 or email me (finch@hoopgroup.com)

Basketball Instruction with Coach Ryan Finch: Paint Drill

Coach Ryan Finch is back this week, introducing us to the Paint Drill! In this drill, Ryan teaches you how to get to the paint and score with ease. In addition, Coach Finch emphasizes the importance of footwork and the success an offense has when you can get into the paint!

If you haven’t already seen Coach Finch’s other Instructional Videos, you can check them out here, with 5 Spot ShootingJump Hook ShootingX-Out ShootingMonster ReboundingForm Shooting and Dribbling Instruction.

Here is a list of Skills Camps being offered for both boys AND girls this summer. Don’t miss your chance to work with The Hoop Group and Coach Finch!

Elite Skills Training Camp
Father/Son Weekends
Parent/ Daughter Weekend
Shooting Camp
Bob Hurley Camps
Kevin Boyle Point Guard Weekends
Junior Elite Weekends
Ball Handling & Shooting Camp
Supersession

 

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Basketball Instruction with Coach Ryan Finch: 5 Spot Basketball Shooting Drill

Ryan Finch’s 5 Spot Shooting Drill from Jake Brahney on Vimeo.

Coach Ryan Finch is back this week, introducing us to the 5 Spot Shooting Drill! In this drill, Ryan expresses the importance of your hand placement, stepping to the pass and following through high. In addition, Coach Finch explains why this drill is important for both players AND Coaches!

If you haven’t already seen Coach Finch’s other Instructional Videos, you can check them out here, with Jump Hook Shooting, X-Out Shooting, Monster Rebounding, Form Shooting and Dribbling Instruction.

Early Bird Discount Available NOW!!! Here is a list of Skills Camps being offered for both boys AND girls this summer. Don’t miss your chance to work with Coach Finch!

Elite Skills Training Camp
Father/Son Weekends
Parent/ Daughter Weekend
Shooting Camp
Bob Hurley Camps
Kevin Boyle Point Guard Weekends
Junior Elite Weekends
Ball Handling & Shooting Camp
Supersession

Can you beat Coach Finch’s Time?

Make sure to Email Coach Finch (Finch@Hoopgroup.com) and tell him how many you could make in two minutes. Here’s what Coach was able to do…

Ryan Finch’s 2 Minute Drill from Jake Brahney on Vimeo.

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Basketball Instruction with Coach Ryan Finch: X-out Shooting

Ryan Finch with X-out Shooting from Jake Brahney on Vimeo.

Coach Ryan Finch, Director of Hoop Group Skills, is back with you today to teach you a great rebounding and shooting drill called X-out Shooting! In this drill, you will learn how to score in the paint from a variety of spots and positions. Remember, all great players play in straight lines!

If you haven’t already seen Coach Finch’s other Instructional Videos, you can check them out here, with Monster Rebounding, Form Shooting and Dribbling Instruction.

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