Monday Speedball Tips - To Drill or To Scrimmage?
By Cole Scott
Published Monday, March 31, 2014.
I get asked this question a lot and there is no simple answer. Drills are a great way to improve your personal skill when scrimmages are good for building your team game. A good way of looking at the options when I am on my own time, typically after work or school, work on your personal skills and when its your teams practice day then scrim.
There are many different drills out there and they are pretty self explanatory. Gun fighting drill to improve your snap shooting, laning drills to improve shooting a guy off the break etc... One of the best drill is 1 vs 1. You are essentially working on everything all at once. As a bonus to this your are essentially practicing a tie breaking scenario in a lot of leagues and they go to a 1 vs 1 tie breaker.
When scrimmaging try to work on some of the skills you have been drilling for. If you have been working on laning don't keep running the snake off the break every game. Try out your laining in a game type situation.
Gear can also help make small improvements to your game. A simple thing like a speed feed can help take precious time off reloading but when used incorrectly can actually make a simple task take longer. When getting new gear drill with it, then scrim with it and make the decision whether or not it works for you.
If you have other thoughts on whether to Drill or to scrimmage, drop me a comment and I will answer.
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