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…

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….