Ball Handling & Dribbling

  • Date:
    Apr 5, 2016

With the growth in popularity of 3x3 Basketball, here's a good practice to run. As described, the ball handler must choose between give-and-go or pass-and-screen.

The following is an excerpt from the USA Basketball Youth Development Guidebook. For more information on the Guidebook,  click here . GENERAL OVERVIEW: Ball-handling and dribbling are of paramount importance. These two skills allow the basketball to be advanced legally throughout the court of...

There's plenty you can do to practice dribbling without even getting up off the bleachers. Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl puts some kids through a drill you can use with your team.

Footwork & Body Control

This defensive drill will help young player improve their ability to keep opponents out of the paint.

  • Date:
    May 14, 2015

Warming up properly will help players maximize their performance in practice and during games. Here are some warm-ups you can try with your team.

  • Date:
    Apr 9, 2015

Footwork is one of the most important aspects of the game, and this drill will help players square up in the triple threat position.

Health & Safety

  • Date:
    Dec 14, 2016

If you've played basketball for any amount of time, this probably has happened to you. You're going up for a rebound. Or you're trying to steal a pass from the other team. Or your dribbling was disrupted by a defender. Whatever the case, the ball was deflected and awkwardly struck the tip of one of...

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 the best:...

Passing & Receiving

  • Date:
    Apr 5, 2016

With the growth in popularity of 3x3 Basketball, here's a good practice to run. As described, the ball handler must choose between give-and-go or pass-and-screen.

Current Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl directs a simple passing drill that you can try with your team.

Off Court Training

  • Date:
    Dec 14, 2016

If you've played basketball for any amount of time, this probably has happened to you. You're going up for a rebound. Or you're trying to steal a pass from the other team. Or your dribbling was disrupted by a defender. Whatever the case, the ball was deflected and awkwardly struck the tip of one of...

  • Date:
    May 14, 2015

Warming up properly will help players maximize their performance in practice and during games. Here are some warm-ups you can try with your team.

Rebounding

  • Date:
    Apr 2, 2015

One of the keys to great rebounding is being able to properly box out the opponent, putting yourself in better position to get the ball.

Shooting

This three-player shooting drill will give yiour athletes plenty of reps.

  • Date:
    Mar 12, 2015

A good shooting guard can take a pass, square up and shoot in one quick motion. This drill will help your players develop good footwork and shooting form.

Good form is the key to good shooting. Remember the acronym "BEEF" -- Balance. Eyes. Elbow. Follow-Through -- when practicing.

Team Defense

This defensive drill will help young player improve their ability to keep opponents out of the paint.

  • Date:
    Mar 19, 2015

When you're working on defense with your team, step slides and drop step slides are important techniques to master. This drill will help improve footwork and defensive positioning.

Team Offense

  • Date:
    Apr 5, 2016

With the growth in popularity of 3x3 Basketball, here's a good practice to run. As described, the ball handler must choose between give-and-go or pass-and-screen.

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