8 Minutes - Running your offense with no defense. 8 Minutes - Running your offense against live defenders. If you have a more advanced team that is in the 7th or 8th grade, you could spend up to 70% to 90% of your practice drills against live defenders.
In this drill, all the players line up at one end of the court. On the coach’s, command, all players proceed to run: 1) as far as the nearest foul line and back, 2) to ½ court and back, 3) to the furthest foul line and back, and 4) to the opposite end of the court and back. This drill is sure to help build a player’s conditioning and endurance.
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The above drills are some of the best basic drills to get 7 – 8 year-olds started in learning basic basketball fundamentals. Remember to do these drills in quick short sessions and make sure to do some fun things like shootarounds, fun contests and scrimmage games in between the drills.
This is a great basketball drill for players to practice shooting with perfect form and also a for coaches to teach and correct shooting form. Setup: Players form three lines a couple of feet out from the basket. Use both ends of the court if possible so that kids get to take more shots. Every players has a basketball. How it Works:
Ten years after co-founding Pro Skills Basketball and coaching kids from 2nd grade through 12th grade year-round through our AAU basketball teams, summer camps, and clinics, I have a pretty good grasp on the areas most youth basketball players need to improve, and the basketball drills that can really help individual youth players get better.
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Have the players get in a line and assign each player a number. Have the even numbers line up on one sideline, and the odd numbers line up on the opposite side. The coach will stand right in the middle of the court with a basketball. Assign one basket for each team.
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Introduce drills that seem more like games to keep the attention of the children. A regular pass and shooting drill may be so boring that children act out. Instead, try playing games like "Red Light, Green Light." All of the children grab a basketball. When you call "green light," they dribble with their dominant hand.