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Grades 6 - 7

Youth Dev.-1 on 1-Protecting the Ball

Do your young players get the basketball taken away from them by more aggressive defenders?  The Active Ball Drills are simple drills to help address this common problem in youth basketball.

Youth Dev.-Dribbling - Dribble Knockaway

Dribble Knockaway is one the staples of youth basketball for athletes aged 6-10 years of age.

Youth Dev.-Agility Cone Game

Agility can be defined as the ability to stop, start and change direction. Here is a fun drill to work on young player's agility.

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 Development-Improving Passing

Dan Becker, Basketball Manitoba's Technical Director, shared a simple rule he has instituted to improve passing with his Gr. 4-6 basketball players.

Youth-Transition-'Run Wings Wide'

All team grades 4-7 should be encouraged to execute fast break basketball. But to successfully fast break a critical concept that should be taught early is for players to run the two outside lanes of the floor wide.