Emily in Worcester emailed me looking for fresh ideas for [tag]basketball drills[/tag] for [tag]coaching basketball[/tag]. Here are a couple of [tag]basketball passing drills[/tag] that two of my subscribers sent to me. Give these a try!
To improve passing:
Form a circle of players (about 15 feet diameter) and introduce one [tag]basketball[/tag]. Each player must call out another player’s name, ensure that he has his attention, then pass the ball to that player. Next, introduce a second ball to the circle. Then, a third ball, then fourth ball etc. to the circle.
This [tag]basketball drill[/tag] is fun and it teaches good crisp passing, receiving and learning to obtain eye contact before passing a ball. It is a great way for new players to learn their teammates names as well.
I am a real novice at coaching but here goes with my tip. I am coaching for my first year with a group of under 14 girls and I found it hard to get and keep their attention so I decided to bring music to each session.
I do a drill with dribbling and passing and make sure it is timed with the music. When the music stops they have to stop and pass. Sort of like musical dribbling! I now have put it in an obstacle course with girls dribbling around obstacles and then when the music stops they have to pass to another player.
If the pass doesn’t make it strong to the other girl I play a song I like instead of a song they like! Sounds lame but works really well and they concentrate.