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Viewing: Youth, Ball Handling and Dribbling, Advanced

Seven coaches from all levels explain the best and worst advice they have received about coaching.

This week the series breaks down keys to dribbling, ball-handling moves and provides a few drills to keep things fun for your young athletes.

  • Author:
    Sofia M. Lucero
  • Date:
    Aug 20, 2020

USA Basketball spoke to NBA head coach and commentator for ESPN, Jeff Van Gundy, to gain some insight and perspective on coaching.

The USA Basketball Coaches Network discuss basketball skills that can be taught and promoted by playing 3x3.

While some coaches may think their athletes are beyond the basics – mastering the fundamentals is a never-ending process.

Remember to keep these quick and simple healthy snacks readily available for your athlete because if they aren’t provided healthy options, children are more likely to eat unhealthy treats, even if they’re not hungry.

Hydrating properly, which often means deciding what athletes should drink, is critical to their performance and wellbeing during sport. These tips will help you decide when and what athletes should be consuming to stay hydrated.

DEALING WITH BUMPS AND BRUISES By Tamara Pool, Athletic Trainer For the vast majority of bumps, scrapes and so on, ice is always the best approach. Ice the injury immediately for 15 minutes, and if necessary, keep using the ice sporadically over the next day or two. The RICE approach is best -- R...

  • Author:
    Spencer Wood
  • Date:
    Jun 4, 2020

Fifteen characteristics to encourage for mental toughness.

USA Basketball's Jay Demings (Youth and Sport Development Director) and Don Showalter (10-time gold medal winning junior national team coach) discuss the four stages of progressive player development.

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