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Pick-up and Chase

Most young athletes love pursuit games. "Pick-up and Chase" helps young athletes work on their speed, while dribbling and shooting lay-ups. It also can help them realize the benefits of faking.

Stay in Front Drill

As has been discussed many times in this section of the Coaches Clipboard, it is important for Steve Nash Youth League coaches to spend time in every practice improving the athleticism and movement skills of the children under their supervision. 

Organization and Teaching

Coaches of young athletes often look for strategies to assist them in the organization of their practice sessions.  How do I get my athletes to listen?  How do I get my athlete's attention? 

Positive Coaching/Teaching

One goal for all coaches is to have their players return to the sport for the next season.  This is goal is especially applicable to youth coaches.  It is very disturbing that 70% of kids drop of sports by the age of 13 and never return. 

Battling Inconsistency-Keep Fingers Spread

Shooting the ball well involves two factors:

Scoring Move-Spin

The spin is very effective when the post player is being tightly guarded or against a physical post defender.