Drill: Defend The Mirror

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.

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Drill: Tennis Ball Coordination

Ever wonder how Stephen Curry’s hand-eye coordination got so good? During some of his training routines, he would use more than just 1 basketball to focus on multiple things at once. In this drill, we’ll introduce a basic version of what Steph does, but at much simpler scale that will help improve the athlete’s coordination and hand speed. Continue reading “Drill: Tennis Ball Coordination”

Drill: Partner Running

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.

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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: V-Cuts

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.

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