How Long Is A Basketball Game? (All Levels Answered)

Whether you’re an excited fan ready to go see your favorite team or a concerned parent worried that you may not be able to make it to your kids basketball game…

You’re probably wondering, “exactly how long is a basketball game?”

In this post we’ll go over the average length of a game in all the different levels of basketball, including the youth leagues, high school, college, FIBA and finally the NBA.

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How to Run the Shell Drill in Basketball (Defensive Drill)

One of the most versatile drills a coach can use to teach defensive concepts is the Shell Drill.

This drill allows coaches to explain defensive responsibilities in a controlled environment.

Progressions are limited only by the coach’s creativity in crafting the drill itself.

When a coach begins teaching players how to play solid defense, it’s important to start with the basic fundamentals… and this drill gives coaches the perfect opportunity to do that.

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