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Skills and Drills Lessons

 Skills and Drills Winter 2019-2020


The foundation of our basketball training program is our Skills and Drills program. These sessions are for players who are serious about improving their game. Each 90 minute training session is a stand alone workout.

The primary focus of this program is to develop and refine individual offensive skills.

During the regular season, most teams only get to practice 1-2 times a week. Often coaches are busy putting in plays, setting up team defenses and offenses, breaking presses and the type of drills necessary to function as a team. Little time is left for developing individual skills like ball handling and shooting. In the Zone’s Skills and Drills program intends to fill this void by focusing its practice sessions on individual skill development—primarily ball handling and shooting.

Shooting and Ball Handling are skills which require lots and lots of repetition: 100’s of shots a day and countless hours of dribbling. These sessions provide an opportunity for players to practice their craft in a supervised, structured atmosphere.

This program is appropriate for both beginners and more advanced players. Beginners will be challenged the whole time while more skilled players get a chance to refine and practice their basic moves (e.g. crossovers, form shooting) while being challenged with more advanced combination moves. Besides, you can never get enough practice. NBA players still practice basic ball handling and perform routine shooting drills. If the best players on the planet do it, so should our kids.

Fall Lessons: Sundays:  November 17, 2019-January 26, 2020

No lessons on Jan 5 or 12 due to AAU tryouts.

Sundays 6:00-7:30

 The typical lesson will consist of:

  • 30-40 minutes of ball handling and passing drills.
  • 30-45 minutes of shooting and offensive drills.
  • 5-20 minutes of 2v2 or 3v3 concepts (pick and roll, back door cuts, etc)

Registration Fees:

Total amount due is based on the number of lessons each player plans on attending:

1-4 lessons: $16.00 each

5-9 lessons: $14.00 each


*2019 ITZ AAU players pay just $10/session.  Discount is Non-Transferable.

Players will purchase a certain number of lesson credits. A lesson credit can be used for any regularly scheduled session. In order to make sure we have enough instructors at each lesson, players need to sign-up in advance for each lesson they plan on attending. There is no penalty if you sign up for a lesson and do not make it.

Cost is $16.00 per session for pay-as-you-go athletes.

TEAM/Organization Rates:

Coaches/Managers can purchase bulk packages of lessons to qualify for the volume discounts and then “re-sell” them to their players. When doing this, each player needs to have a waiver form on file, players need to pre-register and the coach/manager handles the up-front lump-sum payment and distributing the lessons.


For Printable brochure and registration form:  skills-and-drills-fall-19broch