Tight Spaces Ball Handling Drill – Helps Develop You Into An Elite Scorer

By Joe Haefner

Tight Spaces Ball Handling Drill – Helps Develop You Into An Elite Scorer

This is great for any age level. If you’re a beginner…

How BAD Ball Handlers Can Easily Beat Their Defenders

By Joe Haefner

How BAD Ball Handlers Can Easily Beat Their Defenders

Check out these two great ball handling counter moves. These tips will help…

Gardow Drill – Reduce Turnovers and Make More Shots

By Joe Haefner

Gardow Drill – Reduce Turnovers and Make More Shots

This combo drill is for experienced players to learn how…

Two Ball Combo Drill That Improves Dribbling and Passing

By Joe Haefner

Two Ball Combo Drill That Improves Dribbling and Passing

The Two Ball Combo Drill is one of my favorite drills. This drill incorporates ball handling and passing into one drill series. Two ball combo forces…

Basketball Dodge Ball – Fun Ball Handling Drill For Youth Coaches

By Joe Haefner

Basketball Dodge Ball – Fun Ball Handling Drill For Youth Coaches

The following is a fun drill to break up the monotony of practice and livening things up. It is designed to improve your players…

Develop Your Double Moves & Ball Handling With This Drill

By Joe Haefner

Develop Your Double Moves & Ball Handling With This Drill

Here is a drill from Don Kelbick that improves your ability to make double dribble moves and…

Does Each Player Dribble The Ball On Your Youth Team

By Joe Haefner

Here is a short commentary between Jim Bado and one of the girls on his youth team. It discusses the importance of having everybody handle the ball on your youth teams…

Before Saturday’s game started, Michele plopped beside me on the bench.

“Coach,” she said, “do I have to play guard today?”
“Yeah,” I replied, “everyone plays guard on our team.”
“But I don’t want to. I’m not any good at dribbling. Can’t I just play forward? I’m better at that.”
“You’re playing guard. You get better at dribbling by doing it.”
“But I always lose the ball or they take it from me — I don’t want to do that in the game today.”
“Michele,” I said. “Remember when you started with our team two seasons ago?”
“Yeah.”
“You’d never played basketball before and didn’t know how to shoot a lay-up, did you?”
“No.”
“And you didn’t know how to pass or play defense either, right?”
“Yes.”
“And now, because you’ve done those things in games, you can do all of them, right?”
“No,” she said, before catching herself, “I mean yeah, yeah, I can.”
“Well, it’s the same way with dribbling. That’s why I want you to bring the ball up in games, so you’ll get better at it. And I know you can do it.”
She thought about that for a second and said. “Ok, but can I just do it once or twice today?”

It took everything I had not to crack up. Seeing her, and all the girls improve, is why you coach youth sports.

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