By Mick Donovan
Designed in particular for adolescents, this guide encompasses a wide variety of innovative perform drills to assist them increase their basketball talents. enjoyable, academic and difficult, all of the drills are illustrated with pictures or line drawings and canopy the fundamental talents, together with: warming up ball dealing with passing dribbling capturing and rebounding staff strategies and video game ideas. in addition to easy-to-follow directions, every one drill comprises details at the gear wanted, the distance required, the right way to build a secure and powerful workout and the way to organise the gamers.
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Taller players only practise skills associated with the forward player’s role), however this should be avoided. Key principles of set shooting ■ Start in triple threat position (both hands holding the ball) ■ Feet should be shoulder-width apart and knees bent, yet straight on release ■ Move the ball to head height and hold the ball in one hand with the arm in an ‘L’ shaped position (non shooting hand protects the ball) ■ One hand releases the ball with the fingers of the shooting hand spread and placed behind the ball ■ The elbow bends into the body and then the shooting arm moves forward, before following through with arm, wrists and fingers in the direction of the basket.
Passing 31 drill 25 passing through traffic 1 1 5 5 3 2 3 2 7 7 6 6 4 8 8 4 Objective: To encourage players to make decisions whilst passing and moving in a congested area. Equipment: Pairs with one ball and half of the court (16 to 20 players). Description: The pairs start approximately 1 m apart within the half court area. They can make a chest pass or a bounce pass to each other. Every time a pass is made by a player, they must then move to another position and signal for the ball from their partner.
Progression: The coach can introduce a competition with races against other pairs, or set targets for the number of passes within a given time. 24 101 Youth Basketball Drills drill 18 pass and react Objective: To develop passing skills and improve reaction skills and awareness. Equipment: Six players and two balls. Description: The players form a circle, arm’s length apart and two of the players hold a ball. Players can then pass the ball to any other player. The main focus for the receiver is to watch the other members of the group and their actions.