By Mick Donovan
Designed in particular for youngsters, this handbook features a wide selection of innovative perform drills to assist them advance their basketball talents. enjoyable, academic and difficult, all of the drills are illustrated with pictures or line drawings and canopy the fundamental abilities, together with: warming up ball dealing with passing dribbling capturing and rebounding staff strategies and online game ideas. in addition to easy-to-follow directions, every one drill comprises info at the apparatus wanted, the distance required, easy methods to build a secure and powerful workout and the way to organise the gamers.
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Player A then exchanges passes with player C who has returned to the standing position. Player A then exchanges passes with player B who has returned to a standing position. The players then change position. Coaching points: The receiving player should be encouraged to signal for the ball. The passing player should step into the pass and follow through with their arms and hands on release. Progression: Once beginners are confident, this drill can be used for relay races with large groups of players.
Equipment: Twelve to sixteen players, four balls and four cones. Description: The cones are placed to form a cross formation 6 m apart. The players are evenly distributed and stand behind the four cones; the players at the front of each line have a ball each. Upon the instruction of the coach, the first player in each line dribbles the ball to the opposite line (line A travels to line C, and line B travels to line D) and the player ‘jump stops’ before handing the ball to the waiting player and joining the back of the opposite line.
Progression: The coach can change instructions and call the numbers more quickly to test the reactions and the ball control of the players. Dribbling 39 drill 31 zig-zag dribble A hand Right B Left h a nd Right C hand D Left h and E nd t ha Righ F Objective: To develop confidence and control when changing hands and direction whilst dribbling around the court. Equipment: A quarter of the court, four to six players with a ball each and cones. Description: The players are divided into groups in a quarter of the court.
101 Youth Basketball Drills by Mick Donovan