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Basketball 101: What Parents Need to Know

By Asia Mape, I Love to Watch You Play 12/01/2017, 12:00pm CST

Basketball is complementary to many sports. There’s a lot of jumping like in volleyball, but court vision and the passing and team game is most similar to soccer.

Four-Minute Layup Drill

By Online Basketball Drill 11/30/2017, 12:00pm CST

Make sure that all players are using proper chest pass fundamentals, snapping the ball and finishing with the thumbs down and fingers pointing out.

New to Coaching Youth Basketball - What Should You Teach?

By Joe Haefner, Breakthrough Basketball 11/29/2017, 12:00pm CST

Fundamentals are broken into three levels and assigned to age groups

For youth players, we want to focus on the long-term development, not how many games they win when they're 11 years old. 

How to Keep Your Composure on the Basketball Court

By NBC Camps 11/21/2017, 12:00pm CST

Composure is a skill and a habit that comes from small daily disciplines. Modeling a life of composure as well as holding yourself to a standard of daily habits of composure will help internalized this quality for your life.

Improve Your Progress in Basketball and in Life

By NBC Camps 11/20/2017, 12:00pm CST

Turn your attention to how you will progress out of setback and into a better frame of mind. Once you are there, turn your attention back to the progress of your goals and dreams.

The Ultimate Guide to Playing Center

By Nick Caprio, Youth1 11/16/2017, 12:00pm CST

A simple rebound can be the difference between a big win and a heartbreaking loss. Finish every play by crashing the glass, grabbing caroms and giving your team crucial possessions.

Basketball Agility Drills: How to Change Direction at Top Speed

By Sports Fitness Advisor 11/14/2017, 12:00pm CST

Much more important in basketball is your ability to rapidly switch between forward, backward, lateral and vertical movements.

How a Hall of Fame Coach Gets the Best From His Players

By Sean Jensen 11/07/2017, 10:45am CST

Larry McKenzie shares his three main areas of focus

Hard work, a focus on academics and strong morals are Minneapolis North boys' basketball coach Larry McKenzie's key areas of focus.

Power Training for Basketball

By Sports Fitness Advisor 11/06/2017, 12:00pm CST

Power training enables athletes to apply the greatest amount of their maximal strength in the shortest period of time.

Changing Lives One Player at a Time

By Sean Jensen 10/27/2017, 1:15pm CDT

Larry McKenzie taps into the hearts of the 'roughest, toughest' kids in north Minneapolis

One of the most successful coaches in Minnesota high school basketball history, Minneapolis North's Larry McKenzie teaches a creed far removed from dunks or three-pointers.

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