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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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How to Play 21 in Basketball (Instructions and Videos)

Every player has played the “21” basketball game before.

It’s similar to traditional 1-on-1, except there are multiple defenders to score against.

It’s not a game you’ll often see at an organized basketball practice. Rather, it’s a basketball game kids will play for fun at the local park or after school.

In this blog post, I’ll show you exactly how it works.

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5 Basketball Agility Drills to Improve Footwork and Body Control

Agility is the ability for a player to move quickly and easily around the court, changing directions effortlessly and using elite body control to change speeds.

Agile players have an advantage because they can quickly react to opponents and be the first players to get their hands on a loose ball.

To train this, many coaches will use basketball agility drills before and during the season.

These drills are designed to improve body control, footwork, coordination, and balance.

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King of the Court (Fun Basketball Game and Drill)

Basketball teams are typically at their best when their offense is played within a team concept that promotes passing, moving the ball, and taking good shots.

However, this certainly does not mean that there is no longer a place for 1-on-1 opportunities or that an offensive player is being “selfish” by trying to beat their defender off the dribble.

In fact, many offensive scoring opportunities are created by one player making a move to get past his defender, which then opens up a shot for a teammate.

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5 Layup Drills You Must Use Next Practice

All basketball coaches need a good variety of layup drills to pick from.

You need layup drills for mastering technique, individual drills to do at home, 1-on-1 drills, 2-on-1 drills, advantage / disadvantage drills, full team layup drills, and more.

These all work on different situations players will find themselves in during games.

In this blog post, I’ll give you drills that will fit any situation.

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