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PostPosted: 11 Oct 2018, 09:19 

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My son is 13 years old and he is in the 8th grade. I can't complain about his work ethic. He does everything he is suppose to do, but the problem is he doesn't understand basketball. He has no Basketball IQ. I don't know how to teach him basketball IQ and have not found a good coach that can teach him that. I am lost and don't know what to do. To be good at something and to perfect it you have to understand why your doing it and how to use it. He looks good in drills but not in a game. Need your help.


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PostPosted: 12 Oct 2018, 10:22 

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Can you give some examples of what you see your son doing on the court in a game?

The primary way a player learns bsketball IQ is by experience. The best way I've found to help increase a player's IQ on the court is by putting them in situations with 2v2, 3v3, and just good ole' fashioned pick-up games. No refs, no parents, no coaches, just kids playing together calling their own fouls. Going straight from drills to games isn't going to cut it unless your kid is playing most of the game and feels comfortable making some mistakes out on the court. Those side games can help a lot.

Basketball IQ boils down to a combination of several things. A player continuing to work on their individual skills (increasing confidence so they can make quicker decisions on the court). Hanging with a team during practice and receiving feedback from the coach. Playing in more relaxed settings to gain more court sense experience, and getting more play time in games to practice what they've learned.

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