Top 10 Must Have Attributes For Point Guards

Every coach wants to have a floor general. A floor general is an extension of the coach.

Here are the 10 attributes every coach should want from their point guard.

 

1. LEAD BY EXAMPLE!

Sprint to the spots. Front of the line.

 

2. COMMUNICATE!

Vocal on both ends of the court. Guide teammates.

 

3. POSITIVE ENERGY!

High fives, fist bumps, and positive talk.

 

4. KYP!

Know your personnel. Know when and where to get your teammates the ball.

 

5. PLAY WITH POISE!

Know when to pass, attack, and pick up your dribble.

Spot ups, pin downs, flares, and curls.

 

7. MID-RANGE SKILLS!

Do not drive too deep. Have variety of floaters, runners, protected finishes around the rim.

 

8. WORK ON DEFENSE!

Pressure and contain ball handlers.

 

9. CHANGE OF HEIGHT & SPEED!

Keep the defense off balance. Allow time for plays to develop. Make help side move.

 

10. MAKE FREE THROWS!

Capitalize on the freebies. Show confidence. Allows team to set up defense. 

 

If you have questions or want to learn more, reach out to Coach Eric Brotherton.

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