I’ve gotten a whole bunch of requests for [tag]youth basketball shooting[/tag] [tag]drills[/tag] over the past few days.  Here’s an idea that James sent in.Youth Basketball Shooting

From James…
Here’s a [tag]basketball[/tag] [tag]shooting[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] that we’re using that is fun and simply for [tag]youth[/tag].  It’s a [tag]competition[/tag] between two teams.

Form two equal groups, one on the left side at half court, the other on the right side at half court.
Both teams facing the same basket.
One team member from each team wil be located at the corner of the baseline, one on the left and one on the right. Each team has a ball.
On the whistle the first player in line from both teams [tag]dribble[/tag] down to attempt a [tag]lay-up[/tag]. If the basket is made then the player kicks the ball out to the player positioned on his/her side located in the corner (bounce pass). This player then makes a two hand over the head pass or a base-ball pass to the next person waiting in line at half-court. The first team to make ten baskets wins.
One twist we use, is that if a lay-up is missed then the player must [tag]rebound[/tag] and use the glass to make the shot. If the backboard is not used then the shot doesn’t count. A player must make a basket before they rotate.

OBJECT: [tag]Dribbling[/tag], use of backboard , shooting under pressure, rebounding, passing ( short bounce passes to long half court).