If you need ideas for [tag]coaching youth basketball drills[/tag], try the game of Sharks and Minnows.Â 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.Â Second, they turn their uniform shirts over from blue to white when they are tagged.Â This helps them with identifying team mates and opposite team players.Â Â 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.Â Let the kids open shoot for 10-15 minutes first since they love to shoot.Â The rims are set in the gym at 8.5 feet and cannot be lowered.Â 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.Â One month later, almost all of the kids can make baskets.