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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Layup Footwork Drill (No Ball)

Purpose Learn the footwork and mechanics for shooting a layup. Drill Setup Set up two lines behind the baseline. How it Works   Start in triple threat position with no ball Right Hand Layup:

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hurdle jumps basketball conditioning drill

Hurdle Jumps

Purpose This drill helps to build explosiveness off the ground. How it Works This is an advanced exercise. Line up 5 to 10 track hurdles. Two-foot jump over each hurdle. Jumping five

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Wave Drill

Purpose This drill focuses on mid-range shooting, passing, and shooting under pressure. How it Works Players form two lines at the free throw line & baseline, with the first player in each

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mass footwork basketball drill

Mass Footwork

Purpose This drill practices footwork, stamina, agility and defense. How it Works Players spread out, with a couple of feet between them, facing the coach who has a basketball. Players will react

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lightning basketball shooting drill

Lightning Shooting Drill

Purpose This drill practices quick shooting skills in a competitive fun drill. How it Works Players form a line at free throw line, with the first two players starting with a ball.

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Continuous Layups

Purpose This drill emphasizes layup fundamentals and explosiveness, stamina and finishing. How it Works Players will form a line at the right hash mark, with both the 1st and 2nd players holding

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maravich series basketball dribbling series

Maravich Series

Purpose This drill emphasizes ball handling and dribbling using the figure 8, front flip and spider dribble. How it Works Each player will start with a basketball, which they will start by slapping

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Power Layups

Purpose This drill emphasizes finishing in traffic. How it Works Place a cone on the right lane line, and have the players form a line, with the first two players holding a

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Squaring Up Basketball Footwork Drill

Squaring Up

Purpose This drill focuses on good footwork and 1 on 1 moves to use in the triple threat. How it Works Players form 3 lines on the baseline, each player with a

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Beat the Pro Basketball Shooting Drill

Beat the Pro Drill

Purpose This shooting drill focuses on performing under pressure.  The goal is for the player to beat an imaginary opponent. How it Works Player will start on the court with a basketball.

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Pump Jab and Shoot Triple Threat Basketball Drill

Pump, Jab & Shoot

Purpose This advanced triple threat drill works from a variety of spots on the floor. How it Works Starting on the right wing, pump fake out of the triple threat. Jab step

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North South Dribble Basketball Ballhandling Drill

North/South Dribble

Purpose This is a great ballhandling drill for beginners. How it Works Start with your feet straddled, right foot forward. Dribble ball front to back by your side. Control and dribble the

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Inside Out and Go Basketball Dribbling Drill

Inside, Out & Go

Purpose This is a good intermediate dribble move drill. How it Works Starting a couple feet behind the arc, take a dribble forward with your right hand. Perform an inside out dribble

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elbow layups basketball shooting drill

Elbow Layups

Purpose This is a good intermediate shooting and layup drill. How it Works Begin at the right elbow, holding a basketball. Explode forward, pushing the ball out ahead of you toward the

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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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