Hubie Brown Practice Blocks

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I took these notes about practice blocks from a video with two time NBA  coach of the year and a current television analyst Hubie Brown.  Sidenote: The NBA Coach of the Year awards came 26 years a part.

Practice Lengths – to save legs for end of the year tournaments practices are shortened at pre-determined dates.

  • November and December → 2 hours
  • January –> 1.5 hours
  • February → 1 hour

Hubie Brown Blocks

  1. Exercise – 10mins of conditioning
  2. Shooting – 10 min
    • Big Man Day – get those post moves in
    • Rapid Fire Day – volume shooting 60-80 shots per player
    •  Spot Shooting – spots are based on locations within your offense where you often get shots.
  3. Defense – 10 min block – 5 two min drills – BLOCK OUTS
    • 1-1
    • 2-2
    • 3-3
    • 4-4
    • 5-5
  4. Offensive Specialty
    • Post Moves
    • Curls
    • Stuff from your frequently used offense
  5. Fast Break – 2 on 1, 3 on 2
  6. Pressure – Trapping and Getting Trapped – 15 mins
    • Full Court Press – 1-2-1-1
    • 3/4 Court Press – 2-2-1
    • Half Court Press – 1-3-1
  7. Specials
    • Baseline Out of Bounds Plays
    • Sideline Out of Bounds Plays
    • Length of the Court Plays like last second shots

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