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.
Dribble – Pivot – Shoot. Three important progressions to help a player get away from their defender and give them an opportunity to shoot.
This drill is easy and can be done with as little as two players! Read below to see how you can add a creative component to make it FUN for younger players.
Pivoting: where small steps can create big advantages.
Footwork really is the base for solid basketball fundamentals. Particularly at youth levels, footwork is often the unmentioned difference between a good player and an average player. Thankfully, even though it’s such an integral part of basketball and influences essentially all other skills, good footwork can easily be established at a young age.
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