If you need ideas for [tag]coaching youth basketball drills[/tag], try the game of Sharks and Minnows.  Sharks and Minnows is a great game for them to play at the end of [tag]basketball practice[/tag].

I have used this with kindergarten kids; this is the first time most of them have touched a ball or been on a [tag]basketball[/tag] court.

First, they love to run.  Second, they turn their uniform shirts over from blue to white when they are tagged.  This helps them with identifying team mates and opposite team players.   We stress teamwork for the sharks also so they can begin to work as a team.

We practice together for one month meeting for one hour, two times a week.  Let the kids open shoot for 10-15 minutes first since they love to shoot.  The rims are set in the gym at 8.5 feet and cannot be lowered.  We incorporate 5 pushups several times during practice to help the kids strengthen their shooting muscles.

At the beginning of the season, 10% of the kids could reach the rim with a basketball.  One month later, almost all of the kids can make baskets.