Unique Way To Keep Players Head Up While Ball Handling

By Joe Haefner

Unique Way To Keep Players Head Up While Ball Handling

Over the past couple of years I have used balloons with my youth players to…

The Flex Offense – A Good Youth Offense?

By Joe Haefner

The Flex Offense – A Good Youth Offense?

When working with young players ranging from 5 to 16 years old, we think it’s important for you to….

7 Youth Drill Progressions For Footwork and Passing

By Joe Haefner

7 Youth Drill Progressions For Footwork and Passing

This is one of my favorite drills to teach youth players…

6 Benefits Of Using 3v3 Leagues In Your Youth Program

By Joe Haefner

6 Benefits Of Using 3v3 Leagues In Your Youth Program

One of the best things I did as a Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach and Director of a Youth Program was to start up….

How to Break Bad Shooting Habits and Keep Your GUIDE HAND Quiet

By Joe Haefner

How to Break Bad Shooting Habits and Keep Your GUIDE HAND Quiet

The most common shooting flaw with young players is…

What We Did With Our 4th Grade Youth Basketball Team – Offense, Defense, Skills and More

By Joe Haefner

What We Did With Our 4th Grade Youth Basketball Team – Offense, Defense, Skills and More

My daughter’s 4th grade team had a great year. Tremendous improvement, lots of fun, and lots of life lessons learned…

Competitive and Fun Youth Drill – Speed Dribble and Lay Up Relay Race

By Joe Haefner

Competitive and Fun Youth Drill – Speed Dribble and Lay Up Relay Race

This is a fun and competitive drill that helps players to improve their speed dribble and lay up under pressure in…

11 Creative Ways to Get MORE Out of Your Limited Practice Time

By Joe Haefner

11 Creative Ways to Get MORE Out of Your Limited Practice Time

Practice time can be a very limited resource for basketball teams, especially with young players. Between school, different sports and other…

4th Grade Basketball Practice Plan – From Jeff Haefner’s Coaching Blog

By Joe Haefner

4th Grade Basketball Practice Plan – From Jeff Haefner’s Coaching Blog

We had a great practice with our 4th grade girls team last night! One of the best practices we’ve ever had. Here’s the practice plan…

Basketball Size Chart – Recommended Sizes for Kids & Adults

By Joe Haefner

Basketball Size Chart – Recommended Sizes for Kids & Adults

If you spend a little time watching youth games, practices, or pick up games in this country…. you’ll see that most young players use the wrong size basketball. And using the wrong size often leads to…