I got to meet and see first hand why Drew Hanlen is one of the world leaders in skill training earlier this month at the Tri Lakes Basketball Clinic. Drew is phenomenal at what he does. I consider myself lucky that for the most part I'm associated with skills trainers that teach game skills through drills, not just drills. I've seen some skills trainers spend more time worrying about whether the drill is done correctly versus the skill being taught or done correctly. Drew is the exact opposite. What I witnessed was a Coach teaching game skill through innovative, precise drill work.
Drew's intensity and intellect are on display in every drill. He gets it. More important than that he makes sure you get it. He is a great communicator. The Saint Louis native and former Belmont Bruin understands how to teach the game of basketball and relate it to young players and veteran coaches alike.
Here are a couple of Drills that I learned from him.
Here is a great video to show some of the work Drew has done with players such as NBA lottery pick Bradley Beal.
Pure Sweat Workout
If you are able to attend a clinic or host Drew I would highly recommend it . You won't be disappointed. Follow him @PureSweat or for more information check out Pure Sweat Basketball.