Teach your kids how to pass, shoot, and "D up" like the pros with these basketball drills and practice tips.
Clippers Director of Player Development Dave Severns teaches shooting hand placement.
NBA Consultant and NBL Australian First Division Coach Liam Flynn gives the rundown on playing 1v1 defense on the wing.
Confidence in shooting is everything to a basketball player!
Unlike man to man defense, you don't even have to apply good defensive principles to be effective at the youth level.
All of the greatest players to ever play the game had effortless pivot and counter moves and used them appropriately.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Defenders on the outside should contest the shot by getting a hand up high (without fouling).
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