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Mike Dunlap 3-on-3 Full Court Drill

Full court 3-on-3 provides a tremendous diagnostic test to determine who on your team can and cannot play basketball. It exposes players in a meaningful way, demonstrates which players know how to win, showcases team and individual defensive capabilities, and improves cardiovascular fitness. This drill also allows you as a coach to manipulate the rules to emphasize key principles: no dribble, ...

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Steve Nash One-Handed Passing Series

We came across this video recently by Bob Bigelow and Breakthrough Basketball, demonstrating the Steve Nash one-handed passing series drill. This is a great partner drill that emphasizes ball handling, hand-eye coordination, catching, ambidexterity, and passing. You can also use a wall if you are by yourself. Players pair up facing each other, two balls for each pair. Progression goes as follows: One hand...

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Bob Hurley “Weak Link” Peer Pressure Passing Drill

I recently came across Bob Hurley’s “Weak Link” passing drill, loved it for its simplicity and effectiveness, and had to share. It comes from Hurley’s “Bob Hurley: Practice Planning & Program Development” DVD. For more content from Hurley, please check out Bob Hurley End-of-Game Press Break and “Diamond” Side Out-of-Bounds Play. Hurley makes this a part of...

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Two Simple Drills to Create Consistent Triple Threat Behavior for Youth Basketball Players

Getting young players to consistently face the basket and position themselves in the triple threat position where they can pass, shoot, or dribble often presents a major challenge unto itself for youth basketball coaches. These two drills help create consistent behaviors for young players and should be staple practice components for any youth basketball coach. Triple Threat Drill Good drill for any 1st-8th...

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Kevin Boyle 4-on-3 Transition Warmup Drill & 4-on-4 Trailing Defender Transition Drill

Today we bring you two new transition drills to add energy, variety, and competitiveness to your upcoming practices. Kevin Boyle 4-on-3 Transition Warm-up Drill The first drill comes from Kevin Boyle, coach at St. Patrick’s High School in New Jersey. The drill works well as an early practice tempo-setter and warm-up, getting a lot of people involved early. Players line up in 5 ...