It is in the Off Season when players either become better or fall behind. As coaches, we obviously want the former to happen - no coach enjoys watching his or her players return at the beginning of the season out of shape and de-skilled from lack of practice.
The training program below is one that I put together for my players to give them structure in their individual training during the off season. Most players will find pick up games easily enough - something I want then to do, to play as often as they can in the off-season. But unsupervised pick up games tend to build bad habits.
So I encourage my players to attend summer basketball camps if at all possible, and if not (or in addition to this), to use this training program throughout the off-season to build or maintain skills we've spent the last 6 months practicing.
Make next season your best season!