Steady Bucket workouts fall into the following six categories:
SHOOTING: This is where our players control their body and master technique. Players must learn to make their body a simple machine. They have to be ready to come out of their comfort zone and shoot the ball with correct form and balance. The goal is to have a technical understanding of shooting and to be disciplined enough to perform the same shot every time.
BALL HANDLING: Players must understand that they will only get better at handling the ball by pushing their limits and messing up a lot. If players are not messing up, they are not getting better. Players must practice all drills at a speed faster than they are capable and lower than what is comfortable. Points of emphasis are staying low to the ground (by focusing on the back knee), keep their eyes up and on the rim (best by keeping the chin up), change speeds and directions, snap the ball low and fasten crossovers, protect the ball with the body and off arm, and don't be afraid to mess up.
STRENGTH TRAINING: This is where players build strength in their bod. Being physically strong is essential to being a strong athlete in any sport. If players want to run faster - they must get stronger. If players want to jump higher - they must get stronger. If players want to play better defense and get more rebounds and steals - they must get stronger. If players want more And-1s - they must get stronger. If players dream of playing college and professional basketball, they must understand that strength often separates players at a higher level. Keep in mind, intensity is doing something you don't love as if you love doing it.
SPEED AND AGILITY: Basketball is a speed game. Being fast is essential to competing at a high level. This station is about speed, but is also about accuracy, change of direction, rhythm, and explosiveness. Players need to start to understand that when they push force into the ground, the ground pushes back with an equal and opposite force propelling where they want to go.
BASKETBALL IQ: This is where players learn new situations that commonly occur in the game. Players will focus on learning and also remembering these new ideas and terminology. In our IQ games, the player's goal is not just to win the competitions but do so by applying the IQ lessons to their strategy on both offense and defense.
GAMES: Have fun. Players should share the rock and take pleasure in making good passes. They should communicate by yelling and getting yelled at without ego. Players should never argue with the referee or react negatively in any way to coaches, teammates, or opponents (controlling their body language and emotions is a high level skill in basketball and life). Players should space the floor on offense and make sure they are setting a lot of ball screens and off the ball screens. Players should play as hard as they can at all times. Out Work 'Em! All games will include these three SB rules: