Youth Defense Drills. 1. Defensive Slide Drill - This drill is essential for teaching your players how to slide and cut off the defense. 2. Hip Turn Drill - A vital drill that teaches your players how to quickly change directions. 3. Defensive Shell Drill - This creates proper help position and defensive rotations. A foundation for all great defenses.
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.
Basketball Defensive Drills #3 Shadow Basketball. This is another good drill to improve your on-ball defense in a dead ball situation. Two players face each other. One has a ball and the other is the defender. The one with the ball moves the ball around quickly like she is trying to make a pass. The defensive player mirrors the ball with both hands.
Demonstrate this stretch from a seated position and bend one leg over the other. Rest the opposite arm against the outside of the leg and twist the upper body toward that arm. Hold this stretch for 10 to 30 seconds and repeat on the opposite side.
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A lot of kids under 10 don’t naturally have the coordination or balance to do things like pivot, slide, or drop step, so don’t take it for granted. Spend at least 15-20 minutes on footwork drills every practice, especially early in the season. Triple Threat Position & Defensive Stance; Quick Stop Drill; Stance & Start Footwork Drill; V Cut Drill
Why the Pack Line Defense is the Best Defense For Youth Basketball. Traditional man-to-man defense is too hard to teach to young players. It’s like trying to teach a 5-year-old how to break a full-court press before they can even dribble with their head up. Sure, it can happen… but it won’t be very good.
with your 8- to 9-year-old YMCA Winners Basketball play-ers. It also contains recommendations for modifying your prac-tices to make them developmentally appropriate for 8- and 9-year-olds. By following these practice plans, you will be presenting the game and coaching in a way that maximizes players’ skill development and their enjoyment of ...