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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Spin and Go Basketball Dribbling Drill

Spin and Go

Purpose This is a great dribbling drill that works on dribbling while spinning the body, and finishing with both hands. How it Works Start out with the left wing, and take a

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Jab and Shoot Basketball Triple Threat Drill

Jab and Shoot

Purpose The basketball jab step can be a devastating basketball move out of the triple threat position. How it Works Starting from the triple threat, jab step at the hoop with your

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Reminder Slides Basketball Defensive Drill

Reminder Slides

Purpose Even a player with great footwork needs a reminder every once in a while, otherwise they’ll get sloppy. That’s the goal of this drill –to work on footwork in a

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Up and Under Baseline Basketball Post Drill

Up and Under (Baseline)

Purpose This drill will allow players to experiment with different finished - jump hooks, power layups and finger rolls to name a few. How it Works Start down on the left block,

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Head To Toes Basketball Dribbling Drill

Head To Toes

Purpose This drill will train players to maintain a controlled power dribble at all heights. How it Works Standing feet shoulder width apart, begin by dribbling 5 times, low and compact with

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Around The Head Ball Wraps

Purpose This drill will give you a feel for the basketball and help you become more comfortable in your ball handling. A good hand speed and coordination drill, it's also a

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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