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Teaching Change of Pace - "Stay with the Dribbler Drill"

Young players have the tendency to play at one speed and use very little deception in trying to get separation from a defender. The ability to change pace is very valuable for ball-handlers. 

 



Building the Athletic House-Slap the Net

We hope coaches take the approach that they are going to help each of their players become better athletes and help build their "athletic house." 

Slap the Net:

Slap the Net can be used as a warm-up and is a good activity to help develop coordination, lay-up footwork, and strength. 



Balance Training-"Knock Down"

We hope coaches take the approach that they are going to help each of their players become better athletes and help build their "athletic house."  Balance and the athletic stance are important attributes for players to develop.  "Knock down" is a simple, fun game that helps develop both balance, a proper athletic stance as well as improving core and shoulder strength in athletes.



2 Pass Lay-ups

"2 Pass Lay-ups" is a good warm-up drill because it involves so many fundamentals of the game: running, passing, catching, lay-ups and dribbling.



Cat and Mouse

This is an excellent movement game that will help the athletes improve their change of direction, speed and reactive ability. As well it is a very enjoyable game for kids to play, as evidenced by Senior National Team players, Teresa Gabriele and Sheila Townsend.



Communication-"Talk in Bullets"

Coaches should use catch phrases or bullets to emphasize and describe important points of skills.  Bullets are short, descriptive phrases that make sense to players.