Coaching Youth Basketball... Simplified

If you're a youth basketball coach looking for simple solutions to help your kids improve their skills and execute at game-time, you've come to the right place! This site is packed with more than 547 basketball drills, plays and articles for coaching youth basketball. All designed to help you save time, eliminate stress, and win more ball games!

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In/Out with Crossover Drill

Purpose This drill will teach players to maintain a good, balanced body position while dribbling, with the feet shoulder-width apart. How it Works Starting with your right hand, dribble the ball toward

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Behind The Back Catch Drill

Purpose This drill will help with your hand-eye coordination. How it Works Start ith the ball held behind your head with both hands. Drop the ball and quickly move your hands behind

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Up and Back Drill

Purpose This is a great drill for practicing to maintain space between your feet while dribbling the ball. How it Works Start in an athletic position, turned sideways with your left forward,

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Pendulum Basketball Dribbling Drill

Pendulum Drill

Purpose This is a very advanced dribbling drill that will take some time to master! How it Works Start in a good dribbling position with knees bent and feet shoulder-width apart. Hold

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Pretzel Walk Drill

Purpose Players learn to pass the ball through their legs while moving on the court. How it Works Start at the baseline with the ball in your right hand. Step forward with

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Hesitation, Go and Pull Up

Purpose Players work on starting from and pulling up from a variety of spots on the floor in this intermediate dribbling moves drill. How it Works Begin behind the arc, taking a

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Through The Legs & Go

Purpose Players learn to dribble through the legs and go to the basket for the shot. How it Works Starting a couple feet behind the arc, take a dribble forward with your

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Whip Drill

Purpose Players learn to switch hands and whip the ball around the legs while dribbling. How it Works Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Using your right hand only, whip the ball

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Up and Under (Inside)

Purpose Players learn to perform a proper pump fake on a defender How it Works Start down on the left block, chinning the ball in a low, strong stance. Pivot inside with

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Bounce Pass Drill

Purpose Players learn to properly execute a bounce pass. Setup Players pair off and line up across from each other in the lane area. Each player should be on the edge of the

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Recycling Drill

Purpose This is a great rebounding drill that focuses on securing a rebound with 2 hands and not taking the ball down too low. How it Works Starting on the block, throw the

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Quick Draw

Purpose This is a great ballhandling drill that focuses on making sure your players are releasing the ball and not loting it upwards to get more time. How it Works Start holding

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Four Ball Partner Exchange

Purpose This is a great dribbling and passing drill that works on the exchange and communicating between exchanges. How it Works Line up 3 to 5 feet from your partner.  Each of

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Jab, Pump and Go

Purpose This is a great triple threat drill that works on attacking both inside and outside off the fake. How it Works Start on the right wing in the triple threat, then

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Jersey Skid Drill

Purpose This drill focuses on using a light touch when dribbling, and making the ball "skid" on the floor, instead of bouncing sharply. How it Works Take a wide stance, knees bent

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