In this drill, all the players line up at one end of the court. On the coach’s, command, all players proceed to run: 1) as far as the nearest foul line and back, 2) to ½ court and back, 3) to the furthest foul line and back, and 4) to the opposite end of the court and back. This drill is sure to help build a player’s conditioning and endurance.
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8 Minutes - Running your offense with no defense. 8 Minutes - Running your offense against live defenders. If you have a more advanced team that is in the 7th or 8th grade, you could spend up to 70% to 90% of your practice drills against live defenders.
The above drills are some of the best basic drills to get 7 – 8 year-olds started in learning basic basketball fundamentals. Remember to do these drills in quick short sessions and make sure to do some fun things like shootarounds, fun contests and scrimmage games in between the drills.
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It’s important for all coaches to use proven basketball drills that will improve their players. Below I've listed 27 drills and games, and described them in full detail including how the drills works, the purpose, how to set it up, instructions, variations, and coaching points. You'll find 50+ more basketball drills in the links under each ...
Ten years after co-founding Pro Skills Basketball and coaching kids from 2nd grade through 12th grade year-round through our AAU basketball teams, summer camps, and clinics, I have a pretty good grasp on the areas most youth basketball players need to improve, and the basketball drills that can really help individual youth players get better.
Have the players get in a line and assign each player a number. Have the even numbers line up on one sideline, and the odd numbers line up on the opposite side. The coach will stand right in the middle of the court with a basketball. Assign one basket for each team.
Introduce drills that seem more like games to keep the attention of the children. A regular pass and shooting drill may be so boring that children act out. Instead, try playing games like "Red Light, Green Light." All of the children grab a basketball. When you call "green light," they dribble with their dominant hand.
Basketball Defense Drill: Corner Close Live. Defensive Slide Drill - Cup Slides. 8 Passing Drills . Two Ball Combo Drill. Pair Passing. Monkey in the Middle. 3 Wall Passing Drills. String Spacing - Dribble At Wing. String Spacing - Dribble At Post. Partner Pass and Pivot Drill. 10 Creative Passing & Footwork Drills - NO Partner Needed. 15 Dribbling Drills
The drill starts with #1 (defensive player) passes the ball to #2 (the player that #1 is guarding) and then executes a perfect close out. As 3 receives a pass from 2, defensive player 1 jumps to denial position on the player he is guarding (#2) As the ball is swung to #4, #1 jumps to the help spot.