Basketball Charging Foul Drill #1
This great drill will ensure that every one of your kids knows how to take a charge.
- Have your players line across any line (half-court, sideline) on the court, side-by-side.
- You (Coach) will walk down the line to every player and gently push them.
- The player will then fall backwards like he is taking a charge. If he/she does not properly fall
and yell when taking the charge, make him/her do it again.
Tip #1 - It is very important to practice falling down. This will decrease a player's risk of getting injured while attempting to take a charge. Like we mentioned before, it's very important for the player to fall on their butt and "sit down" while taking the charge. Once all the players have good form, then you can proceed on to Drill #2.
Tip #2 - You GENTLY push the player, so he/she learns how to "act" when taking a charge. Sometimes, the offensive player will not barrel into your offensive player, so he will need to "sell" the charge.
Tip #3 - In order to get your players to take charges more often during games, you can set a goal for total charges taken during the year. If they achieve that number, you could buy them pizza, Gatorades, or something else that will keep them motivated.
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