As a coach of an elite youth basketball team I have to look at the strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies of my players and formulate game plans. With limited time to prepare my team for competition it's imperative that I maximize every minute and focus on the areas that are most important. Here are the 5 tips for making your youth basketball practice effective:
When the ball-handler retreats in his/her dribble- it's almost a natural reflex for the defender to relax and come out of their stance, which is when the player with the ball attacks.It's also a great move for the offensive player to scope what's going on behind his defender and base the next move off their … Continue reading Move of the Week: Retreat Dribble
Dick Bennett -- who is best known around these parts as the creator of the "Pack Line" defense (and as Tony Bennett's father) -- has a simple four-step checklist for defense that I believe every coach would benefit from adopting. As follows: 1. Get Back and Stop the Basketball As we chat about all the … Continue reading 4 Steps for Great Team Defense from Coach Dick Bennett
Master the fundamental footwork and mechanics for shooting a layup.
Yeah I get it. When it comes to basketball we all want our child to be the highest jumper, the quickest and best athlete on the floor. After all, if our kids are going to make their middle-school team, that AAU select team, or start on Varsity at the local high school- they gotta be the best...right?