Insider Scoop On CU Practices

Former Buff hoopster Greg Jensen was up at practice last week before the CU / Missouri game (Maybe he is the good luck charm the Buffs need?). He thought BuffsInsider readers would enjoy a look inside the CU basketball team's practice.

A practice or two at CU

After participating in basketball practice at the University of Colorado I was anxious to be able to attend one without being involved. Alumni of the men's team got that opportunity the Friday before CU took on Missouri.

I thought readers may enjoy seeing a copy of what Coach Patton typically puts his players through on an average day of practice. I was given the opportunity to work as an assistant coach for a year w/ Colorado, and it just so happens I kept a folder for practice plans.

On a typical day this occurs after the players have attended Study Table at 7am, followed by a few classes between 8 and 12am. Weight lifting usually happens after practice during the season. Following that, there is a training table meal at Dal Ward Athletic Center. After eating there is usually another study table session for an hour or two.

Hope you enjoy the plan below.

University of Colorado Men's Basketball Practice Plan – January 15, 1998 3:30 PM


Two Man lay-up drill Right Hand 95 Left Hand 95


5-0 Fast Break (add fist for PNR) Secondary

Pivot Drill: Catch-Read-Make move Screen Away / Shot

3 on 2, 2 on 1 Fast Break

5 on 5 Transition Defense 4 trips

Start from FT. OB under, Side OB

Defense: 3, 1, 2, Zone


5-0 Shell Drill

Zone Shell

Shooting Competition 5 Spot (same team switch ends)

Scouting Report

Locker room – Film


Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gain victory. See you at 8:00 PM

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