3 Workouts that Will Turn You into an Elite Guard

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These routines are guaranteed to improve your ballhandling, passing and scoring ability

You’ve been at this for a while. You’ve learned all of the best drills for guards that your coaches had up their sleeves. You’ve played against and learned from some of the best guards in your area, and you’ve probably even attended a camp or two to help hone your skills. kYou watch top college and NBA players and you mimic their moves. You’re pretty good, but at this point, where do you go to take your game to the next level? This is where the free Hustle app comes in.

Over the last year, Hustle has been building up its network of elite coaches and skills trainers to help you take your game to the next level. With practice plans and workout routines from Hustle, you have access to some of the best drills used by top athletes and players. In the following list, I’ll touch on three of the best practice plans available in the app that will help turn you into an elite guard.

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Guard Workout with Ashton Gibbs

Learn from 2010–2011 All-Big East First Team selection Ashton Gibbs. In this workout, Gibbs starts you through his warm up routines and shows you advanced drills aimed at improving your ball handling, your ability to attack the basket and getting to the paint. He then shows you some of the best drills for catch and shoot jumpers, free throws, and scoring on the fast break. Throughout this practice plan, Gibbs you build stamina on the court through conditioning while refining your skills.

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Elite Guard Workout with Jeff Sparrow of Point Blank Period

Coach Sparrow runs skills development workouts for Point Blank Period, and is also an assistant coach for State Champion Reading High School in Reading, PA. Sparrow goes far beyond your basic guard drills in this practice plan by introducing advanced skills like off-foot layups, outside pivots, punches, whips, taps and more. These drills touch on a number of important elite guard skills like ball handling, footwork, speed, and shooting.

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Euro-Style Wing Attack with Ryan Maha

College point guard Ryan Maha walks us through the Euro-Style wing attackmoves first made famous by Kiki Vandeweghe and more recently by players like Kobe Bryant and Steph Curry. In this series of drills, Maha describes the unorthodox footwork, head fakes and counter moves you can use to get a great first step on your defender and attack the rim every time you catch the ball on the wing.

No one wants to stay at the beginner level forever. If you’ve got the dedication to take your game to the next level, take the time to learn some moves from the best coaches and skills trainers out there. It’s easy to download Hustle, so give it a shot today and turn yourself into an elite guard.

Matt Michaux