TRAINING vs GAMES
Coaching & Player Education & Philosophies
What to expect from ICA coaching:
DEFENSE (Wins games):
ICA Camp’s Shooting sessions and approach to our basketball shooting camp is essentially the same as our world-renowned approach to teaching ball handling. ICA Camp teaches the camper to perfect their shot through intense, repetitive drills that lock the necessary shooting technique into the camper’s muscle memory. This will enable the athlete to execute proper fundamentally-sound shooting mechanics.
This is accomplished by breaking the shot down into several stages, and then making sure the shooter fully understands and learns each step. This process is a lot of hard work with great attention to detail, that will produce unbelievable results. If you are willing to do the work, then ICA Camp’s Shooting sessions will dramatically improve your shooting percentages.
Balance and Footwork
Center of Gravity
Follow through is sometimes referred to as “touch” or “shooter’s touch”. Great follow through is what will cause the ball to have great rotation. Proper rotation is what will cause the basketball (providing the ball has not been pushed and is dropping from a proper angle) to grab the backboard or rim and drop through the hoop rather than bounce out.
ICA Camps’ Shooting sessions uses many drills to work on each of these areas of the player’s shot. All shooters, regardless of where they are in their skill development, can and will benefit from each of these drills. How much time each camper will spend on a certain drill will depend on which part of their shot needs the most correction. There is truly only one way to lock all this into our shooters muscle memory and that is to drill and drill. Long, hard, boring, hours of repetitive drills.
Oblong ball rotation
Flat rotation or no rotation
The shot takes a low-angle path to the basket, rather than a high arc which provides a larger target. (See diagram below.) This is caused from pushing the ball, which is often the result of the shooter being outside their shooting range or they have a bad release point. They may lack the upper body strength or skills to shoot from a longer distance. Also refer to “Shooting range”.
Ball consistently misses to the right or to the left
The ball consistently comes up short
The ball consistently goes long
“Tracking shots” is a technique used by ICA to pinpoint what a shooter needs to work on. Problems with a player’s shot are instantly and easily spotted by a trained eye. It is helpful for the shooter to see where their shot is consistently missing in relation to the basket. It is only after they put in the hours of hard work necessary to fix the problem, and their shooting percentage has increased, that they are ready to listen to the coach and do more of the necessary work to correct other problem areas of their shot.
So far, we’ve focused on basketball shooting techniques and tips. Another important skill taught to students at ICA Camps is shooting. Our Shooting sessions consist of how shooting from different locations on the court will increase their shooting percentages. This is often referred to as “shooting range”. Once a player gets outside their shooting range, they must lower their release point, push the ball and, therefore, dramatically decrease their shooting percentage.
ICA Camp’s drills are designed to give players exceptional ball control from the front, back, and sides of a basketball. They allow players to execute lighting-fast direction-changing moves with the ball low to the ground.
Here are some of the key concepts that are taught at ICA Camps. When students understand and master these skills, they are truly on the road to excellence and success in their basketball careers.