Youth

Youth

Maravich Drills

Basketball Hall of Fame member, the late Pete Maravich was taught this group of ball-handling drills by his father Press.  Known as the "Maravich Drills", these are a fun way for kids to become more familiar with the ball and improve their coordination, hand quickness and dribbling ability. 



Team Passing Tag

Here is great game for 9-12 year olds to work on reading the floor, passing and change of direction movement.



Line Jumps

Line Jumps is great drill for athletes between the ages of 6 - 12.  Have your athletes stand about 2-4 feet back from a line.  On your cue, they will jump and try to land with their toes as close to the line as possible without actually touching it. 



The Shooting Pocket

To enable young players to have success shooting the basketball later in their careers it is vitally important youth coaches get their players off to a good start by teaching the proper technique.  Another critical factor is the shooting pocket the position the ball should be held prior to the start of the shooting motion.



Communication Passing Drill

This drill is taken from the New Zealand Coaching Resource. The purpose is to get kids to communicate with each other in a fun drill. The drill also forces kids to multi-task because they will have to move, talk, and pass the ball.



Team Box Tag

Here is a fun tag game that will help develop player's agility and also help them understand the critical concept of spacing.