Breakthrough Basketball Questions and Answers

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Here are answers to some of the questions we receive via email:


Very Basic Youth Basketball Drills

Limited Basketball Practice Time

Basic Basketball Drills - 8, 9, 10 Year Old Girls

Fun Basketball Drills that for Kids

Very Basic Youth Basketball Drills for 7, 8, 9 Year Old Boys

Kids Drills for 1/2 the Gym?

Youth Offense for 11 & 12 Year Olds

Defense for Youth Players (5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 year olds)

Focus - Youth Players

Positions - Youth Players

Tips for 1st & 2nd Grade Coaches

Zone & Pressing - Youth Basketball

Shooting Form Problem - Elbow Out

How Do I Develop Passion For Basketball With My Players?

For more information on youth basketball, click here: Youth Basketball


Guarding the Ball

Match Up Defense Drills

Moving on the Pass on Defense

Athletic Training / Conditioning:

Jumping Drills

Youth Jumping Exercises

Conditioning Drills

Agility Drills or Exercises

Coaching / Team Building:

Off Season & Monthly Agenda for Coaches Meetings

Team Bonding

Team Chemistry

Short Practice Time

Basketball Try Out Drills

How to Improve Communication on the Basketball Court

Communication - Get Your Players to Be More Vocal

Getting Beat Badly in Games

Being More Assertive and Confident as a Coach

Game Slippage

Players' Game Speed & Comprehension

Missing High School Open Gyms For AAU Basketball

For more coaching articles, click here: Coaching Articles


How to extend shooting range

Quick Shot

Basketball Fade Away Shot

Lay Ups - Finishing at the Rim

Shooting Form Problem - Elbow Out

Should You Use Inside Pivot Foot or Strong (Permanent) Pivot Foot?

For more information on shooting, click here: Shooting

Ball Handling:

Dribble Speed

Improve Ball Handling Skills

For more information on ball handling & dribbling, click here: Ball Handling & Dribbling

Post Play:

Physical Play - Problems Getting Post Players to Create Contact and Not Fade Away

Pivots and Moves in the Post

For more information on post play, click here: Post Play

Player Development:

Player Improvement

Off Season Basketball Program / Work Out

Drills for Guards

Basketball Pivoting and Footwork

Smaller Players

For more information on player development, click here: Basketball Fundamentals & Player Development


Motion Offense Questions

Attacking the Zone Defense

Great Offense Against Man to Man and Zone Defenses??

Attacking the zone defense and zone buzzer beaters

Press Breakers

Attacking Match Up Defenses

Basketball Cutting and Moving Without the Ball

Seeing The Floor Better

For more information on basketball offense, click here: Basketball Offenses


Sports Psychology

Motivating Players