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Teach your kids how to pass, shoot, and "D up" like the pros with these basketball drills and practice tips.

How to Get a Confident Shooting Hand in Basketball

By Mental Toughness Trainer 02/13/2019, 12:00pm CST

Confidence in shooting is everything to a basketball player!

What Defense Should You Teach Youth Players: Zone, Man, Press?

By Joe Haefner, Basketball Breakthrough 02/12/2019, 12:00pm CST

Unlike man to man defense, you don't even have to apply good defensive principles to be effective at the youth level.

23 Basketball Footwork Drills – For Coaches

By Basketball Breakthrough 01/24/2019, 12:00pm CST

All of the greatest players to ever play the game had effortless pivot and counter moves and used them appropriately.

Five Basketball Defense Drills to Lock Down Any Opponent

By Basketball for Coaches 01/21/2019, 12:00pm CST

The offensive player should be looking to attack immediately on the catch. This requires them to read the defender before they’ve received the basketball.

Advanced Ballhandling Workout With Double and Triple Moves

By Joe Haefner, Basketball Breakthrough 01/14/2019, 12:00pm CST

Don't be afraid to try new things and make mistakes. Use this time to develop creativity and find new ways to solve problems (advance the ball).

Basketball Rebounding Mentality and Fundamentals

By Dr. James Gels, Coach's Clipboard 01/09/2019, 12:00pm CST

Get with your youth, middle school, freshman and JV coaches and make this a priority in their teaching, so that when they are at the varsity level they already have that mindset.

How to Be More Aggressive in Basketball

By Mental Toughness Trainer 01/09/2019, 12:00pm CST

Eat the right food, and get enough sleep every day so you’re always playing at your best and developing your skills as quickly as possible.

Basketball Late-Game Defense

By Dr. James Gels, Coach's Clipboard 12/28/2018, 12:00pm CST

Defenders on the outside should contest the shot by getting a hand up high (without fouling). 

Spacing and Positioning on the Court

By Sean LeBeauf, 12/26/2018, 12:00pm CST

Teach the fundamentals of both spacing and positioning to your team in order to not only improve player performance but give said players the knowledge they need to have in order to find success in basketball.

Don Meyer’s Shooting Games and Free-Throw Drills

By Winning Hoops 12/18/2018, 12:00pm CST

A player shoots a free throw, and if it’s missed the player runs. If the teammates don’t encourage the shooter, then everyone runs.

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