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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-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.



Youth-Agility Cutting Drills

Basketball players will change direction countless times during the course of a game. But unfortunately most coaches do nothing to help develop these skills in their athletes.



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.