Have you ever heard of the game called Ultimate Basketball? I know I haven’t. However, when I looked at the sport of Ultimate Frisbee and how that can be related to basketball, there are actually some similar learning tactics for each sport. This game focuses on the passing elements of basketball without the dribbling and the combination of two sports that results in a fun and somewhat competitive environment for your young athletes to learn specific skills of both sports.
This drill encompasses the competitive nature of your young athletes as well as involving the fun aspect in basketball. This drill will have your young athletes competing head-to-head to try and score in a one-on-one setting. Practicing this drill in your practice will get your athletes excited and ready to play.
Is your defender guarding you too close? Here is a 3 step progressions on 3 different ways to change direction to get around them! Continue reading “Drill: Dribbling Progressions – 3 Ways to Change Direction”
One of the most important aspects in becoming a global player is being able to handle the basketball with confidence.
“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball” – Dodegeball (the movie). And though dribbling with a tennis ball isn’t exactly the same thing, it IS the same learning concept.