Keith came up with some great suggestions covering [tag]teaching basketball skills[/tag].  Keep ‘em coming!Teaching Basketball Skills

From Keith…

I coach 9 and 10 year olds, so these two [tag]basketball[/tag] [tag]drills[/tag] work great for younger kids to teach them fundamentals. The first [tag]drill[/tag] is a fun game to help with their [tag]dribbling[/tag] skills and setting screens.

1-“  Tag
You play this game within the lines of half the court. One kid is designated as ball handler.  The other players are broken into teams of two- one kid with the ball the other as the screener. The teams have to try to avoid being tagged out (ball handler) by using screens and dribbling to a safe base.  The bases are the tip circle, under the basket and the four corners. Only one team can occupy a base at one time. The last team alive wins and then you switch the ball handler and screening assignments.
You can also make them dribble only with the left or right hand.

2-“  3 x 3

But in order to score a team must first
a) Set two screens at the ball handler“¦
b) One screen away from the ball handler“¦
c) Three legitimate passes
d) Or any combination of two of the above
The key is that screener must call out the name of the kid they are screening for in order to get credit for the screen.