One of the biggest areas that coaches neglect are basic [tag]basketball skills[/tag]. Read below for great suggestions from Brian on this topic.
I coach 10 & under – so this stuff works for young kids against a zone.
Out of Bounds Play
run a stack, ball side.
2 throws the ball in.
1 is at the block, 5 behind him, 3 behind him and 4 up above the elbow.
1 turns outside and up the stack to pick for 3, 3 pops to the corner, at the same time 1 picked for 3 then 5 steps to his left to pick the middle of the zone. As soon as 5 moves to pick inside, the 4 shoots down the lane to the ball, easy layup. The 3 in the corner is the outlet and open shot to this play. Timing is everything but it works well for us.
One of my favorite drills is a dribbling [tag]drill[/tag] that give all players a [tag]basketball[/tag] in their hands and they are confined to half court. The objective is to knock the ball out of someone’s hands while constantly maintaining your ball. Any dribbling violation, or loss of control of the ball results in that person being put out of the game. Once there are 2 people left then they go to the circle in middle to finish the game.
In order to compete here you must apply all aspects of your dribbling skills and court awareness.