Detlef Schrempf's 6-Shot Circuit

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Every year, top high school ballers gather for the invite-only adidas Nations camp. Although dominant athletes bring an array of high-level skills, the essential fundamentals are stressed throughout.

Former NBA star Detlef Schrempf coached up the low-post studs on the fundamentals of getting it done on the block. In an age when throwing down thunderous dunks is viewed as a necessity, Schrempf broke the mold, having his big men perform drills that enhanced their footwork and technique. He says, "In a game, you're not going to dunk a lot, so you want to work on all those [other] shots around the basket."

Schrempf's campers performed the 6-Shot Circuit, a drill that incorporates all the shots a low-post player needs to be successful and that teaches patience on the block. "In the post, you don't need to be in a hurry," he says, "because you're in a strong position with the ball, so there's no need to make a quick move where you travel."

If you're looking to score at will in the post and want to improve all aspects of your low-post game, grab a partner and try Schrempf's 6-Shot Circuit. Complete the circuit three times, performing all three types of shots in continuous fashion.

6-Shot Circuit [see diagram for set-up]

Sprint around cones 1 and 2 in a figure eight pattern

Running Hook Shot
•    Begin on baseline and sprint around cone 1
•    Catch pass from partner and perform right handed hook shot
•    Sprint around cone 2, catch pass from partner and perform left handed hook shot

Drop Step
•    Begin on baseline and sprint around cone 1
•    Catch pass from partner and perform drop step
•    Sprint around cone 2, catch pass from partner and perform drop step

Jump Shot
•    Begin on baseline and sprint to cone 1, then cone 3
•    Catch pass from partner and shoot jump shot
•    Sprint around cone 2 to cone 3, catch pass from partner and shoot jump shot

Coaching Points: Go through drill with quick feet and avoid taking false steps // Stay balanced and under control // Aim to make every shot
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