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Coordination

Defensive Stance-Point Hand Down

In an ideal situation when a defender is sliding with ball-handler, the lead hand (the hand on the side the ball-handler is going) should be up and the other hand, the point hand, should be down discouraging the crossover dribble.



Youth Dev.-Coordination-Walking Figure 8

The Walking Figure 8 is an excellent coordination activity for young athletes. These kids, instructed by Allison McNeill, range from 6-8 years and you can see the varying degrees of ability.  



Youth-Dribble Out Read Coach

Here is a combination drill from Canada Basketball's Technical Director, Renato Pasquali. The drills works on dribbling with the eyes up, passing and cutting.



Youth-Dribbling-Lateral Dribble Read

Here is a simple drill to help players to keep their eyes up when they are dribbling plus working on their power lay-ups, pull-up jump shots and crossover dribbles.



YD-Coordination-Team Ball Toss

Generally speaking, for all sports, there is no more important physical capacity than coordination. In basketball, shooting the ball properly, passing the ball with both hands with accuracy and velocity, and making effective dribble moves all require tremendous coordination.



1 on 1 Footwork-Under the Rope

Mike Maker, from NCAA Div. 3, Williams College, has led his team to two consecutive D-III Final 4 appearances. He uses this footwork drill, called "Under the Rope", to help develop the skills of starting, stopping and passing the ball.