Top critical review
More pamphlet than book
Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2020
- Book is very short and light on content. Less than 80 pages long, with lots of blank or mostly empty pages throughout
- Poorly edited--there are typos and other mistakes. Feels like something put together by a PE teacher in 1990's.
- Several things it asks you to do in the drills are not either explained well or not explained at all (e.g. pendulum dribble)
- Promises a 21 day plan, but its a 7 day plan repeated 3 times. And two of the days are rest, and 1 is just a timed mile run. So that leaves 4 days with significant workouts, and those 4 workouts consist of the same 11 drills in the same order, with a different set of a few conditioning exercises at beginning. It is underwhelming and repetitive. Again, seems like the work of an uninspiring PE teacher.
- Everything can be done on your own, which is nice. But this also means passing drills are simply throwing the ball against a wall which will not turn you into Nikola Jokic.
- Besides being repetitive, workouts are sequenced poorly. One example: Only free throw drill is shooting 25 free throws in a row. Why not break up free throws into sets of five in between other drills, giving you more chance to practice making these shots when tired?
Overall, this is not a good book and I don't recommend it. I give it two stars because if you do follow the program in this book, you may well be a better basketball player 21 days later as it will have you doing a lot of dribbling, shooting and running drills for 15 days. But it will be repetitive. And you could probably get a lot more benefit from following a better regime than this one.