101 Youth Basketball Drills by Mick Donovan

By Mick Donovan

Designed in particular for youth, this guide features a wide variety of revolutionary perform drills to aid them boost their basketball abilities. enjoyable, academic and hard, all of the drills are illustrated with photos or line drawings and canopy the fundamental talents, together with: warming up ball dealing with passing dribbling capturing and rebounding crew strategies and video game rules. in addition to easy-to-follow directions, every one drill comprises details at the apparatus wanted, the distance required, find out how to build a secure and potent exercise session and the way to organise the avid gamers.

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The coach calls out the number ‘one’ and the players begin to move around the court whilst dribbling in different directions. The coach calls out number ‘two’ and the players get down on one knee and continue to dribble; the coach calls out the number ‘three’ and the players move into a sitting position on the floor, whilst still dribbling the ball; the coach calls out the number ‘four’ and the players lie on their backs and continue to dribble the ball. The coach may also call ‘change’ at any time which indicates a change of hands.

Coaching points: The leader must keep their head up and be prepared to attempt to change hands, pace and direction. More advanced players can execute more complex skills. Progression: This drill can also be used with the focus on defensive footwork for the ‘shadow’ player. 46 101 Youth Basketball Drills drill 38 full court dribble with defender Objective: To develop skills in dribbling at full speed against a chasing defender. Equipment: One ball per pair, cones and the full court. Description: The players form two lines behind the cones in position A at the free throw line and position B on the baseline.

This drill continues for five minutes and the coach can then see who has secured the most prizes and who is actually still wearing a belt or a bib. Coaching points: The players should protect the ball when dribbling at all times and keep their heads up. ). 50 101 Youth Basketball Drills drill 42 dribble relays Objective: To develop pace and control whilst dribbling the ball. Equipment: Balls and cones. Description: Divide the players into teams of four. Place five cones in a straight line, one metre apart from point A to point B.

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