How to best utilize Basketball Lockdown


Suddenly all basketball activities were gone. No NBA games to watch, no games to play, series halted, practices cancelled …. this is not how it was meant to be!

But rather than moping around feeling sorry for yourself, why not use this involuntary break to work on some fundamentals. Honestly, how often do you spend enough time on perfecting that shot or ball control? There is no time, right? Well now there is. And even though it may not be the most enjoyable part of Basketball, it beats not playing at all. The good part of it is that you can do by yourself or with friends (if that is allowed where you are) and it can be done outside. A hoop i nice, but still optional unless working on your shot.

We all have our favorite drills or things to work on. But if you want some new inspiration here are a couple of suggestions from us at Bench-Crew.

Best App out there is HomeCourt. It is developed in cooperation with NBA and contains tips and tricks from the real stars. It has a range of different drills for shooting, ball handling and more. You can compete against others in a fun way and it will help you break down the workouts and calculate metrics of all kinds for you. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, go right ahead. This minute. You won’t regret it.

Best book if you want to improve your shooting is 180 shooter by Brian McCormick. It can be found on Amazon and other places. It really break down the fundamentals of shooting and helps you develop every aspect of your shot to eventually – hopefully – become a true 180 shooter.

“Brian McCormick is an excellent source for basketball training and motivation! The techniques and systematic approaches described in this book are definitely well worth your time and money!”

There are plenty more but this should get you started. Now make the best of the extra practice time you have been given. Don’t waste it!

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