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Practice Ideas

Agility-Run the Circle Drills

Here are five video clips of great drills from SuperConference 2011 speaker, Alan Stein. These "Run the Circle" drills work on strengthening the athletes ankles, as well as helping improve their agility.

45/54 Game

This is a great game from Denver Nuggets Head Coach, George Karl; it is a 5 on 4, 4 on 5 game. 

Youth Dev.-3 Player Cutting Drill

Passing and cutting are foundations of offensive play. In youth basketball, the combination of the passer cutting, immediately after passing, should be a staple of all youth offences.

5 on 4 to 5 on 5

Here is a great game from Detroit Pistons Head Coach, Lawrence Frank. This multi-purpose game works on defending in a half-court disadvantage situation or offensive advantage situation as well as transition offence and defence.  

Half Court 4 on 4 on 4

This is a 4 on 4 on 4 half-court game based on getting defensive stops. 

Shooting with a High Pocket

The shot pocket is the position the shooter has the ball before going into their shot motion. As players advance they must learn to shoot with a high pocket, where the shot begins from above their head.