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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Slams and Figure 8s Basketball Cinditioning Drill

Slams and Figure 8s

Purpose This is a good basketball conditioning drill that focuses on total body strength, especially on your core. How it Works Slams – reach up over your body and slam the medicine

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Shot Builder Basketball Shooting Drill

Shot Builder

Purpose This is a great drill that focuses on form shooting. How it Works Have players break off into groups of 3-4, and go stand directly in front of a hoop. With

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Box Out Basketball Drill

Boxout Drill

Purpose This is a great drill that focuses on boxing out and hustling. How it Works Players will spread out, and partner up along the arc – 1 player on offense, 1

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Commandos

Purpose This is a great drill that focuses on building dribbling stamina and agility. How it Works Players form 3 lines at free throw line extended, coach places 3 corresponding cones at

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Two Ball Around The Leg Basketball Dribbling Drill

Two Ball Around The Leg

Purpose Although it looks like a simple trick, dribbling between your legs can help you keep the ball out of a defender’s grasp. How it Works Start off a couple feet behind

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Crossover Go and Pull Up Basketball Dribbling Drill

Crossover, Go and Pull Up

Purpose This is a great intermediate dribbling drill that focuses on the crossover and rebounding with explosion. How it Works Start off a couple feet behind the arc, and take a dribble

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Figure 8 Basketball Dribbling Drill

Figure 8 Drill

Purpose This intermediate ballhandling drill is one of the most popular dribbling drills taught to youth basketball players. How it Works Start dribbling low down by your left ankle. Dribble the ball

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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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