So your practice plan format might look something like this: Warm up (in the hallway before practice) 45 minutes of basketball skill drills. 15 minutes of defense & rebounding drills. 15 minutes of team offense drills. 15 minutes reviewing special situations (inbounds plays and press break) 30 minute scrimmage.
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Drill Setup. Your players will form three lines at each end of the court, with the player in the middle on one side starting with a ball. The second players in the outside lines will also have basketballs, as well as the players at the front of the line on the opposite end of the court.
The drill begins with the coach throwing a basketball out into the middle of the court and calling out a few numbers between 1 and 6. If the coach wants to play games of 3 on 3, they might call out “1, 4, and 5!”
The drill starts with #1 (defensive player) passes the ball to #2 (the player that #1 is guarding) and then executes a perfect close out. As 3 receives a pass from 2, defensive player 1 jumps to denial position on the player he is guarding (#2) As the ball is swung to #4, #1 jumps to the help spot.
Youth Basketball Drills & Sample Practice Plans © Page 2 Toe Touches This is a simple stretch where players stand straight with their legs together and feet flat on the ground. The player then SLOWLY attempts to touch their toes while keeping their knees/legs straight. The players should not bounce when attempting to touch their toes. Quad Stretch
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3 Drills for Cutting and Screening - These are foundational drills for teaching your players how to move without the basketball. 2. String Spacing - Dribble at Wing - This teaches your players how to move to an open spot when dribble penetration occurs.
Basketball Offensive Drill - Swing passing, cut and finish at the rim. This drill works on a multitude of offensive basketball skills. Quick accurate passing, good movement, footwork and cuts, and finishing at the rim. It encourages players to make good, hard cuts to the basket and then finish.