Around the World is a classic basketball game played during basketball practices and on driveways all over the world.
The game works on shooting skills with competition built into the drill, making it a fun game for all ages to play.
To win the game, a player must make 9 shots from specific spots on the court before their opponent does. Each player can only advance to the next spot after making a shot.Continue reading
Are you looking for basketball drills and games for kids? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
I frequently receive emails from coaches seeking drills because they either don’t know what to use or their kids are tired of running the same drills over and over again at practice.
It’s important for all coaches to use proven drills that will improve their players.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading