Youth Basketball

Basketball Shooting Game – ‘Word Scramble’

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Fun Basketball Shooting Game For Kids - Word Scramble

This FUN Basketball Drill for Kids is called “Word Scramble” a competitive basketball shooting game for beginners. Word Scramble Shooting Game Basketball Skill Acquisition Change of Pace Change of Direction Running Starting Stopping Shot Technique Lay-Up Technique Communication Teamwork Dribbling Basketball Drill Purpose This simple basketball shooting game promotes teamwork and helps athletes work on […]

Basketball Basics

Basketball Close Out Drop Step Agility Drill

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Basketball Close Out Drop Step Agility Drill - Coaching Basketball Fundamentals

This close out drop step basketball agility drill is good to work on defensive footwork, close out footwork and hand harassment of the ball handler. Athletes work together in 30 second stints to work hard to speed up their defensive basketball footwork fundamentals. Players communicate ‘ball’ on the closeout. Basketball Close Out Drop Step Agility […]

The Coach Approach

Basketball Styles of Play Explained

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Basketball Styles of Play (The Coach Approach)

Basketball Styles of Play are a framework on which your offensive and defensive strategies are built. They provide a framework for your players to understand the outcomes you are trying to achieve at different moments in a game. Having a style of play on both defence and offense can help athletes make better decisions and […]

Youth Basketball

FUN Basketball Drills – ‘Obstacle Course’

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Fun Youth Basketball Drills for Kids - Obstacle Course (Dribbling)

This basketball obstacle course drill is a fun basketball game for kids to play to develop ball handling and basketball shot techniques. It allows players to work on crossovers, layups, protecting the ball and allows for the coach to provide feedback and for participants to stay active. Basketball Dribbling Obstacle Course Basketball Skill Acquisition Dribbling […]

The Coach Approach

Basketball Playing Positions Explained

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Basketball Playing Positions and Roles (The Coach Approach)

Basketball playing positions are usually referred to as numbers 1 through 5. Here Coach Craig Rowe explains what each number represents as well as the role traditionally expected of the basketball playing positions on a team. Discussed are the traditional roles of the point guard, shooting guard, small (offensive) forward, power forward and also the […]

Basketball Basics

Mikan Drill – Basketball Post Lay-ups

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Basketball Mikan Post Layup Drill - Coaching Basketball Fundamentals

In this video OzSwoosh Academy Athlete Aaron demonstrate the Mikan Drill, a fundamental basketball drill to help improve footwork and finishing around the basket. Mikan Drill Basketball Post Lay-ups Basketball Skill Acquisition Layups, Put Backs, Footwork, Dexterity, Right Hand Layups, Left Hand Layups, Reverse Layups Basketball Drill Purpose Using the same footwork as you would […]