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13 July 2018, Berlin, Germany: Kristaps Porzingis (C), power forward of the New York Knicks plays with youth players of the basketball team ALBA Berlin during a joint training session. The Latvian basketball player is currently on an advertising tour in Germany. (Credit Image: © Gregor Fischer/DPA via ZUMA Press)

Transition into Training: Tips to Engage Youth Basketball Players

Transition into Training: Tips to Engage Youth Basketball Players

Helping players make a smooth transition from their day into practice is extremely important, especially in youth basketball.  Coaches – can you spare five minutes prior to practice to engage the brain, and thus the athlete? Through no fault of our own, coaches have been conditioned to want to immediately “get after it” as quickly as possible in order to

Dec. 22, 2014 - Lakeville, MN, U.S. - MacKenzie Denk (43) during practice Monday afternoon at Lakeville North High School.    ]  JEFF WHEELER •     The Lakeville North girl's basketball team practiced Monday afternoon, December 22, 2014 at the high school. (Credit Image: � Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/ZUMA Wire)

Structuring an Effective Basketball Practice

One factor that separates great coaches from the rest of the pack is one’s ability to effectively plan and structure a practice session. A good practice is marked by clarity of purpose, proper sequencing of skills, and transfer of skills from the practice session into the game. In the article that follows, I will share a planning

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Shooting Drills to Enhance Your Offense – Ballscreen Sets

One of the things that has been useful for our program is the ability to turn most of our offensive plays into shooting drills. Not only are our players getting up a great amount of shots, they are practicing the necessary footwork, muscle work, and floor movement that make our sets successful. Shooting reps and playbook

Oct. 15, 2015 - Charlotte, NC, USA - Charlotte head basketball coach Mark Price, middle, talks with his team at half court prior to the Green and White scrimmage on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Halton Arena in Charlotte, N.C. (Credit Image: � Jeff Siner/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Drills to Start Practice

Coaches are always looking for effective drills to start practice. Drills at the beginning of practice should get the players loose and prepare them for the mental and physical grind of a typical practice. The start of practice is also a great time to work on fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, footwork, and shooting. I

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