3 Stat Adjustments For Youth Coaches

By Joe Haefner

3 Stat Adjustments For Youth Coaches

When it comes to coaching youth basketball, you might take a different approach to keeping stats.

In fact, if you talk about stats with your team, you may want to completely ignore…

Youth Coaches: Destroy Your Playbook and Do This Instead

By Joe Haefner

Youth Coaches: Destroy Your Playbook and Do This Instead

This could be one of the biggest mistakes in youth basketball.

In fact, if you’re making this same mistake…

No Summer Basketball Under 14 Years Old? Here’s Why NBA, USA Basketball, and Olympic Committee Agree.

By Joe Haefner

No Summer Basketball Under 14 Years Old? Here’s Why NBA, USA Basketball, and Olympic Committee Agree.

This topic today could be extremely important to you, especially if you’re parent of a…

Important: For Parents of Youth & Middle School Players

By Joe Haefner

Important: For Parents of Youth & Middle School Players

In today’s world of instant everything. It can be easy for us to forget about patience and focusing on…

11 Practice Requirements for Youth Basketball Coaches

By Joe Haefner

11 Practice Requirements for Youth Basketball Coaches

For our 6th grade (to be) girls basketball team, we had a lot of players wanting to join so we decided to create two teams. Both teams will run the same offense, defense, etc… but we’ll practice separate. Since I don’t have enough time to coach both teams I have…

Pass Tag Drill – Improve Communication and Strategic Thinking

By Joe Haefner

Pass Tag Drill – Improve Communication and Strategic Thinking”

This is a fun passing drill that is great for warm up and teamwork. It teaches …

Pre-Practice Routine: A Time for Skill Building and Relationship Building

By Joe Haefner

Pre-Practice Routine: A Time for Skill Building and Relationship Building

When I observe youth basketball practices, I see a lot of wonderful things being done. Creative drills, good teaching, and positive experiences being created to…

Triangle Pass and Cut Drill

By Joe Haefner

Triangle Pass and Cut Drill

This is a great multi-purpose drill that takes a piece of your offense (pass and cut) and combines it with skill development. The drill teaches players…

Multi-option Play Used To Get Zach Randolph Open On The Low Block

By Joe Haefner

Memphis Grizzlies Play – Multi-option Play: Slice Quick 3 Out Rub

The Slice Quick 3 Out Rub is a misdirection multi-option play that is run by the Memphis Grizzlies. The play has a ton of options…

Improve Your Transition Defense With The “Tear Butt” Drill

By Joe Haefner

Improve Your Transition Defense With The “Tear Butt” Drill

In this video from our Breakthrough Basketball Camps, Matt Keeley & Jim Huber demonstrates a great transition defense drill. It is a great…