Drill: Rhythm Shooting

Sometimes players might find themselves alone at the playground. In these situations kids tend to shoot around randomly, experimenting with different shots and crossovers. And don’t get us wrong – this is exactly what we want to see, especially at younger ages. It is vital for kids to be able to explore and engage with the sport creatively, as they would play in any other scenario.
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Game: Ameoba Tag

Going to the gym is the first step to getting better as an athlete. We all hear stories about how great athletes spend hours on hours in the gym working on their craft. But this discipline isn’t always easy for young kids to gasp – which is why coaches need to ensure kids look forward to the next day of practice.

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Drill: Mikan Lay-Ups

Today we present the Mikan Drill. It’s such a classic that it hardly requires an introduction at all. It’s not just that this drill has been around forever, that it’s beneficial for both guards and bigs, or that it develops perfect footwork. Or even that it’s named after the original “big man”.

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Game: Ball Tag

We always love modified games. Modified games help to shape or adjust play to incorporate and develop a specific skill. All the while maintaining the fun of a game, instead of feeling like a drill designed just to get in lots of reps.

Ball Tag is a textbook example of a successful modified game.

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