Basketball Skills & IQ.

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As a basketball training facility, we have the goal of getting players better at the game of basketball. We have College and High School Coaches, Professional and Division 1 players, as well as Skills Trainers that work with the best players in Central Ohio. We are not here to simply run players through drills to get a good sweat, our goal is to have each athlete learn the game. Our coaches are focused on having athletes do the drills and know why they are doing them and how they apply in the game.

Teaching the Why

We use the whole, part, whole method of teaching. This teaching approach allows players to understand the end goal, then execute the drill knowing how it applies to on-the-court progress. The 1st step in developing any player, at any level, is to make sure that the player understands what quality basketball really is. Our drills, classes, clinics, and personal training sessions lead the athlete toward on-the-court development both mentally and physically.

Our Aim is Development, not Workouts

We believe… Details + Teaching

  • We have a plan in place before each session.
  • Our coaches are aware of the specific areas you want to work on.
  • We believe that True Development requires feedback from coaches who take pride in helping their clients develop.

We believe…Teaching NOT Presenting

  • To teach means to exhaust all possible resources to make sure that the learner understands what they are doing and why they are doing it.
  • A presenter shows you the drills and then watches you do it. Not assisting along the way, not adjusting for individual needs, simply presenting how you should do the next drill.

We believe…Game Translation

  • The objective of a teacher is to get the student to retain information and use the information as a skill to increase production.
  • If it does not translate to the game, it is a waste of time.

Teaching Progression

In order to build players Skills and IQ, Just Hoops has a 3 Step Teaching and Learning Framework. We use this framework in all of our classes, clinics, shooting sessions, and personal training sessions.


Step 1:  Technique:  To begin players need to learn the right way to do a skill.  They need to learn the proper mechanics before they move to the next step. 


Step 2: Volume: Once the player understands and can perform the proper technique, the athlete should be practicing with volume. Repetition creates habits.


Step 3:  Situational:  Lastly, the players should practice this skill dynamically with small-sided games against competition.  They need to replicate actions and decisions by competing against others. 

Fantastic 5

We believe that a sound platform in the Fantastic 5 areas will produce impactful production for any player. The following is a simplified blueprint/curriculum of what our coaches use to plan every session we have in our facility. Every time a player is in the gym, he or she should be improving in one of the following areas.

  1. Pivoting
  2. Passing
  3. Dribbling
  4. Shooting
  5. Guarding your match-up