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Coordination

Teaching the 3 Man Weave

One of the most popular drills in basketball is the 3 Player Weave.  It is a common warm-up drill because it employs the skills of running, passing, and catching with lay-ups. 



2 Lane Passing Drills

Passing and catching on the move is often a challenge for young players because of strength and coordination. However it is such an important part of the game that it must be practiced each practice. 2 Lane Passing is easily organized and with modifications can be made more challenging for players.



Chair Drills-Reverse Pivots to Lay-ups

I believe pivoting is one of the most neglected skills in the game. It is imperative that young players are taught how to pivot and are given enough opportunities to repeat the skills of pivoting so that it becomes a habit.



3 Player Weave Back to 2 on 1

This drill can be used for elite level teams and by youth teams. The drill begins with O1, O2 and O3 weaving down the floor. 



Receiving a Pass

Coaches often assume that all players can catch a basketball.  However, many youth players have difficulty with this skill. Here are the critical points that will help players learn to catch a pass:



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.