One of our biggest problems with my third & fourth graders is to teach court sense along with drills, game sets, and to have fun, all within sixty minutes. This is one of the [tag]basketball youth drills[/tag] I developed to address this situation.
The purpose of this [tag]basketball drill[/tag] is to run without the ball and off the post and add a pick and run play.
The [tag]basketball[/tag] drill:
Players line up in the 1-4 offense.
Players 4&5 line up opposite sides of the foul line
Players 2&3 line up under the basket.
Player 1 brings the ball pass half court line and looks to pass to the wing.
Players 4&5 set down below as to set a pick, while players 1&2 splint out to oppsoite wings.
Pass is made to one of the wing players.
Set one takes a layup, set two takes a dribble and shoot, set three passes out to point at foul line and shoot, set four teach post players to slide down to look for the pass from the wing for inside the shot. This guided the players in to the basket for rebounding and re-shoot the ball.
We ran this drill guided by the [tag]basketball coach[/tag]es and applied this application in a scrimmage. The children looked more comfortable on the court, looked to shoot and or to pass. We were impressed with the quick development of court sense developed in a short time.