♦ All Edgemont travel players are expected to learn proper man-to-man defense during their time in the program. See below for an excellent primer.

♦ The basic drills below have helped generations of hoopsters improve their ballhandling. Even 10 minutes a few times a week can make a material difference.

♦ The video below from the Tulsa women’s basketball team also includes some excellent ball control drills that you can do on your own.

♦ Proper shooting form is a learned skill, much like playing the piano. The muscle memory drills below will improve your shooting accuracy.

♦ The pick-and-roll is an essential basketball play. Click here for a short instructional video on how to execute it correctly and see below for excellent execution of a variation (the pick and pop) by the Edgemont HS 2012-13 boys JV team.

♦ The short corner is an area along the baseline half way between the sideline and the lane line. It is a strategic offensive area especially used against zone defenses.

short corner

Trapping zones, shaded in the diagram below, are areas of the court that ballhandlers should avoid. Conversely, good defenders always seek to force offensive players into the trapping zones.

trapping zones