This quick little drill is a fun one for the youth while helping them with their defensive reactions and their off-ball offensive fakes and hesitations. You can allow the players to be as silly as they want or you can have them focus more closely on doing basketball movements.
Being quick and developing leg strength is important for the game of basketball. In this drill, it will introduce resistance to a simple movement while slowly increasing the load in helping to improve acceleration and lower body power.
Introducing the V-Cut to youth will help them to understand how to create space between the defender and themselves. The V-Cut drill is very simple to teach and helps them to improve creating separation through fakes, hesitations, and change of pace.
The lay-up is a skill that seems easy but requires constant practice before it becomes second nature. Practicing it at an early age with both hands will help the youth become more confident to get those easy baskets whenever those opportunities arise.
Imagine there is 15-seconds left on the clock and your team is up by 2 points. The opponents take a shot and miss; however, they grab that offensive rebound and score the bucket to tie the game. Your team could have won the game, if only you practiced some of those rebounding drills. How do coaches ensure that their players are going to soar up to get that clutch rebound in the dying seconds of the game to secure the win, or try to get those second-chance opportunities on offence. This drill is designed to help that young athlete improve their vertical to obtain and secure those rebounds, both on offense and defense.
Dribble – Pivot – Shoot. Three important progressions to help a player get away from their defender and give them an opportunity to shoot.