Wed. Aug 17th, 2022

 

This drill is great fun for all the kids in your group. From 8-year-olds to 18-year-olds, it will provide with a lot of variety and teach them to react fast on fast breaks and to think about their next moves if they have the numerical advantage, or if they are defending, and how to do it against a numerical disadvantage.  In it, we have Players 1 and 1 as offensive players, while 4 and 3 are defenders. The coach is in the middle with the ball. At the first sign of the coach, the players start to go low in a defensive position and start to move their feet(Choppy Stepps or Low Skip whichever term you prefer to use).

 

Coaching Points:

  • Make sure to let the kids learn first and then teach them the right decisions
  • Explain the goal to the defense and offense
  • Goal Defense: Slow down the offense by positioning yourself well so that your teammate can come back and help you defend. Try to force a turnover by baiting the offense.
  • Goal Offense: Make sure to pass on time when the defender attacks you. If the defense is not attacking you go straight for the basket.
  • Make the drill continues after the kids learned what they have to do (aka as soon as one team moves the next one should run to the cones).

By Srdjan Solkotovic

International Youth Basketball Coach with experience in Europe(Serbia and Romania) and Asia(China). Coaching kids and developing their skills with the end goal of creating better adults with good values.

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