Game: Snake

This is a game I like to play with the kids to improve their awareness of their immediate surroundings and dribbling skills while being able to copy/mimic movements of other players. If they don’t keep their head up, they may bump into the head of the snake!
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Game: Dog, Cat, Chicken

Dog, cat, chicken…oh my! The name of the game may sound like a riddle, but there is nothing puzzling about how this game is played. It is a good twist on the traditional “Octopus” game with the goal in helping the youth learn fundamental movement skills and to focus on agility, speed while increasing their heart rate before they jump into basketball activities. Continue reading “Game: Dog, Cat, Chicken”

Game: Newspaper Dodgeball

A good twist to a popular game without the dangers of the original one, newspaper dodge-ball helps to work on the kids dribbling abilities while keeping them moving, active and engaged.

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Drill: Pass and Chase

Imagine you are in a very close game with 30 seconds left in the 4th quarter and your team is on defense. You steal the ball from the opposing team, and are now on a breakaway with defenders sprinting down the court to try and stop you from making that basket. How do you make that lay-up while moving at such a fast pace and under various amounts of pressure? Developing this skill may take some practice; however, this drill will help young athletes feel more comfortable in making lay-ups under pressure in a fun and engaging way.

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Drill: Dribbling Progressions – 3 Ways to Change Direction

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”