101 Youth Basketball Drills by Mick Donovan

By Mick Donovan

Designed particularly for kids, this handbook features a wide selection of revolutionary perform drills to aid them enhance their basketball talents. enjoyable, academic and difficult, the entire drills are illustrated with photos or line drawings and canopy the fundamental abilities, together with: warming up ball dealing with passing dribbling taking pictures and rebounding group strategies and video game ideas. in addition to easy-to-follow directions, every one drill includes info at the apparatus wanted, the distance required, tips on how to build a secure and potent exercise session and the way to organise the gamers.

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Once the players are confident, the coach can then introduce a second ball at the start of the drill, which would mean that the first players to pass are in positions A and C. Each time the drill breaks down, the balls should go back to positions A and C before re-starting. Coaching points: The players should signal for the ball with their leading right hand whilst moving towards the next corner of the square. The players should step into the pass and ensure they use correct pivot footwork at all times.

Coaching points: The players should be encouraged to use appropriate offensive footwork to find space and to make good passes. The emphasis of this drill can also be placed on improving defensive play. 20 101 Youth Basketball Drills drill 14 pass and move B 1 2 C A Objective: To encourage players to pass and move to create space. Equipment: Four players, three cones and one ball. Description: Cones are placed 5 m apart to form a triangle. Two players stand behind one cone (A) and one player behind each of the remaining cones (B and C).

Emphasise the importance of following through with the arms and hands after each pass and stepping into each pass. Progression: To increase the speed, the coach can set a target for the number of passes within set time limits. 30 101 Youth Basketball Drills drill 24 ‘three player’ pass and move Objective: To develop passing skills, and footwork whilst passing and moving. Equipment: Three players with one ball and half of the court. Description: The players form three lines on the baseline 4 m apart.

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