Take a look at this submission from Carrie.  A great example of [tag]how to improve your basketball skills[/tag] that can work with all age groups.How to Improve Your Basketball Skills

From Carrie…
I have a [tag]basketball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] that I picked up at a [tag]coaching[/tag] clinic from Ohio State Women’s Basketball coach Jim Foster.

The main goal is to show your players that they can play [tag]defense[/tag] without using their hands.  There are a couple of ways to do this.

We use a rope that is just long enough that it can go around a players waist and they can hold it with both hands in good defensive position.  We then do various [tag]drills[/tag] including a [tag]box out drill[/tag].  The improvement has been dramatic.

Players must use their feet in order to get good position and then check out.  This also works when we do zig-zag dribble.  You can also use a towel instead of rope.