Best 4 BASKETBALL DRILLS FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL PLAYERS
The drill is intended to improve ball-handling development.
Current players really lack a major component in their ball handling dribbling skills abilities as with many youth basketball players of the modern game . The a lot of youth basketball players can dribble pretty well with their dominant hand, but not with the off hand.
Doing basketball drills where a player dribbles two basketballs at once Compels the kids to:
A) Use their off hand
B) Improves hand ball coordination
When a player can dribble two basketballs simultaneously , well they will most likely be able to dribble one with authority with left or right hand.
#2. SHOOT YOUR SHOT
Begin in the middle of the key three feet from the basket. Place feet shoulder-width apart .Shooting your shot, focusing on form and follow through with the finger tips .The idea is to work your way back behind the free throw line using the correct fundamental techniques.
#3.FOOTWORK DRILLS FOR KIDS
Proper footwork is the foundation of the game of basketball. Building a skill-set of solid footwork techniques can ensure the proper development of young players.
Some footwork techniques included here are time tested basic fundamentals.
Correct footwork can enhance any player’s ability to play offense, defense, rebound or any other part of the game of basketball. This article is meant to be to inspire both coaches and players to focus more on footwork.
The following are important features of good footwork that have used in coaching major college and pro players:
Most people assume that we all know how to run. No, we don’t. Even world-class sprinters work constantly on their technique, and so should basketball players. After the initial jump-step mentioned above, learn to lift the opposite leg and the knee high up toward the chest, while also making sure to alternately and aggressively pump the arms.
The fastest sprinters in track often measure both the speed of their first two steps, as well as how far they go with each step. In a practical example, to truly run a fast break, it’s important to actually run fast in a sprint. The benefit of maximizing the ability to reach and maintain top sprint speed in basketball games is evident on both offense and defense. Therefore, it makes sense for players to learn to sprint properly.
To really improve speed, get quality coaching. While speed and conditioning coaches are currently very popular, seeking help from an experienced local track coach could prove to be more effective and less expensive.
TWO-FOOT JUMP STOP
Like the ready position, this is one of the most basic yet useful types of footwork. The jump stop is essentially a technique used to transition from moving (even quickly) in any direction, into stopping and reestablishing the ready position described above. To execute the jump stop, simply get both feet airborne, land with both feet touching the floor simultaneously and immediately drop into a ready position stance to help regain balance.
There is no need to jump up or jump high. In fact, the lower you remain to the ground the quicker you will be able to transition into whatever movement you choose to do next. The two-foot jump stop allows players to gain, reestablish and maintain balance in order to transition into the next movement needed to make a play. On defense, the jump stop can be used to establish defensive position to either take a charge or shift quickly into a defensive slide. On offense, both post and perimeter players use the jump stop to enhance their ability to catch a pass, (commonly referred to as coming to the ball) and create the option of establishing either foot as a pivot. In the modern game, the jump stop is used by many shooters instead of the traditional 1-2 step when shooting.
INSIDE FOOT 1-2 STEP
This is the most effective and fundamentally sound way to shoot a jump hands down. Many coaches still prefer the inside foot 1-2 step because when the shooter spots up and tends to be standing still, it is used to generate lift and rhythm for the shot. It also is a very effective way for the shooter to regain balance and control when on the run from the left, right or straight ahead.
When the shot is actually taken, proper shooting footwork is the same as the basic ready position except that the right foot is slightly ahead of the left foot to line-up the body towards the target (the basket). The shooter’s feet should be in the ready position long before the ball is passed.
Statistically, most missed jump shots hit the front of the rim. Expert shooting coaches with training in behavioral science can predict that a shot will be missed as the shooter catches the basketball or as the player picks up the basketball off the dribble. This is easy because we can see that the shooter was not truly ready to shoot before catching/picking the ball up off the dribble. Also, this is an indicator that the shooter’s mindset is only ready to take the shot, but not ready to make the shot. This concept is a topic for another article, but is pertinent here because preparing in advance of receiving the basketball to execute the inside foot 1-2 step can be an indicator of the shooter’s focus to make the shot.
Getting the ball to your teammates is critical during a basketball game, so beginners need to learn how to execute good passes. Basic passes include a chest pass, bounce pass and overhead pass. To practice passing, have players pair up and work on each of these skills.
Chest passes are done with both hands, with the passer and receiver working to keep the ball at chest level. Bounce passes are thrown from relatively same position, but the pass must be aimed for the floor about 3/4 of the way between him and his partner. Overhead passes are also done with both hands above your head, but players should be careful to keep the ball directly overhead, as bringing it behind the head can result in a steal in a game.
My philosophy is to develop good coordination, ball skill, also good dexterity with both hands for youth players. These drills are designed about giving youth players a solid basketball foundation. So I think passing with one hand (push, hook, wrap, and even behind back) is good just to develop that coordination. Solid coordination is best developed when kids are young and little harder when they are older. There are athletes who may be genetically gifted and pick these skills up easier than some despite age.
These drills look really challenging yet appropriate for grade school basketball players.