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Youth Development Introductory Level
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Introductory Skills & Drills

Learn fundamental movement skills and build overall motor skills. Participation once or twice per week in basketball but daily participation in other sport activity is essential for further excellence. Group skill competitions recommended throughout the level. Introduction to team principles/concepts ONLY, avoid actual 5x5 competition until fundamentals are further developed.

Ball Handling & Dribbling

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...

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...

Footwork & Body Control

  • Date:
    Dec 5, 2014

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:...

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:
    Dec 3, 2014

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:
    Dec 5, 2014

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

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.

Team Defense

  • Date:
    Dec 3, 2014

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:
    Dec 5, 2014

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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