4 Drills for Quicker Feet

4 Drills for Quicker Feet

Quicker feet means better defense and offense. You have to help you kid develop physically to get to the next level. In this article, there are 4 drills to help develop quicker feet. Skip Rope Suicides Defensive Foot Speed Drill Square Jumping These are all good drills that can help develop you kid’s foot speed. […]

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Creating Team Motivation and Unity – Dedication Games

There are tons of books on personal and team motivation. You can find them by legendary coaches, marketing leaders, and business executives. But, have you heard of dedication games to motivate your team? Coach Bob Startkey talks about dedication games in his article Who’s Your 68? During my tenure at LSU we had something each […]

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How to Teach Basketball Shooting to Kids

How to Teach Basketball Shooting to Kids

You can learn how to Teach Basketball Shooting to kids by watching and listening to one of the greats Dave Hopla. Below he answers questions and give 10 tips to better shooting and consistency. It starts with “Practice Form Shooting”. [do action=”add-youtube-video” id=”YWFeAnxSiAk” name=”10 Shooting Tips from a Pro” duration=”T6M23S” description=”It takes practice and work to be […]

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How to Teach Team Defense

How to teach team defense? You have to teach help defense. This means you have all of the players working together.  If one person gets beat, then someone is there to help. Then everyone rotates toward the basket. But, that all starts with the players being in the right weak-side position. In help defense, the […]

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What is Power Dribbling? Ball Handling Drills

Power dribbling is a technique used to help ball handling skills. In power dribbling you dribble with more force than normal pushing the ball to the ground with extra force. A basic power dribble is when you dribble the ball at a very intense rate. Maintain your normal form and posture. Use your muscles to […]

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3 Steps to Shooting a Basketball

There are 3 critical areas to shooting the basketball successfully. Before the Shot: Shot Preparation The Shot After the Shot: Shot Follow Through You have to work on all of the areas to maximize your kids potential.   Shooting the basketball into the hoop is how you score points and ultimately win games. When first […]

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5 Keys to Coaching Success

5 Keys to Coaching Success According to Butler

What are the keys to coaching basketball successfully? What should you focus on to have a successful team on and off the court? At Butler, they have 5 keys they call “The Butler Way” Humility Passion Unity Servanthood Thankfulness But, you can’t just speak them, you have to lead by example!   Hinkle passed down […]

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Offense and Defense Rebounding: What’s the difference?

Offensive and Defensive rebounding are different in their approaches. The defensive rebounding position is the traditional box out taught at all levels. As soon as the shot goes up you want to turn and find your man. You are going to put your forearm on him/her about chest level and then you are going to turn and […]

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4 Basic Types of Screens

How do you get open in basketball?  One way is to set a screen. Did you know there are 4 kinds of screens you can set? On Ball Screen Down Screen Back Screen Flare Screen You should know how these screens work so that you can teach your kids the basics.   To set a […]

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How to Balance Development and Fun in Coaching

We all want out kids to become the best basketball players they can be. But, it can be difficult to figure out how to balance the teaching that needs to occur to make them better, with the fun they need to keep playing the game. This little article has some tips to help you keep […]

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