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Stack the Cones Relay

We hope coaches take the approach that they are going to help each of their players become better athletes and help build their "athletic house."  Agility and quickness are key qualities in athletes; here is an excellent relay that can help to improve the athleticism of your players.

Stack the Cones Relay:



Reactive Ability-Tennis Ball Drops

Here is a fun way to work on player's ability to react quickly and their first step quickness. Players are paired up and stand about 6-10 feet apart. 



Maravich Drill-Single Leg Circles

Here is another Maravich drill to help improve the coordination and hand speed of young athletes.  Players assume a lunge position and will circle the basketball as quickly as they can around the shin of leg extended forward. 



Ball Circles

This is an excellent drill for developing hand quickness and coordination. 



"Deke" Drill

Former Canadian Women's National Team Coach and present coach of the University of Oregon, Bev Smith used this with her youth teams when she coached in Italy.  The "Deke Drill" helps to teach young athlete evasive moves and help in developing their agility and speed. 



Duck Under

This is a fun drill for kids; it helps develop change of direction skill and a sense of timing.