Category: Coaching Youth Basketball

Basketball Shooting Fundamentals: Eyes Focused on the Target

Youthbasketball123 is a website designed to provide ideas, drills by grade, books, teaching tools, basketball jokes, guest blogs, basketball quotes, and so much. BEEF. Below is a SIMPLE explanation of each letter in the word BEEF as it applies to shooting. B = BALANCE: BODY BALANCE & HAND BALANCE E = ELBOW: ELBOW FORMS AN “L” & WRIST WRINKLES” E = EYES: The eyes […]

What is the Most Important Relationship in Basketball?

Youthbasketball123 is a website designed to provide ideas, drills by grade, books, teaching tools, basketball jokes, guest blogs, basketball quotes, and so much. There are so many relationships in basketball. The player and his parents, siblings or teammates. A player- coach relationship is critical. So is the relationship of a player with officials. Don’t forget the opponents and the fans. There […]

Basketball: One Hand Form Shooting With TWO Hands?

Youthbasketball123 is a website designed to provide ideas, drills by grade, books, teaching tools, basketball jokes, guest blogs, basketball quotes, and so much. Every basketball player who has attended a camp or received shooting instruction has learned the one-hand form shooting drill. One-hand form shooting is a warm-up for so many basketball players from youth to NBA. Below are a some […]

Is Your Transition Defense Holding Your Basketball Team Back?

Youthbasketball123 is a website designed to provide ideas, drills by grade, books, teaching tools, basketball jokes, guest blogs, basketball quotes, and so much. Guest Blog Author Matt Hackenberg @CoachHackGO The first thing we have to nail down is WHY. And there is a couple reasons WHY your transition defense might be bad: The emotional state of the players breaks down a […]

High School Basketball: How Big is Your Pond?

Youthbasketball123 is a website designed to provide ideas, drills by grade, books, teaching tools, basketball jokes, guest blogs, basketball quotes, and so much. “Are you a big fish in a little pond, or are you a little fish in a big pond?” This phrase is often used in athletics to evaluate an athlete based on the quality and quantity of talent. […]

Youth Basketball: How to Teach Layups

Youthbasketball123 is a website designed to provide ideas, drills by grade, books, teaching tools, basketball jokes, guest blogs, basketball quotes, and so much. Layups are the best way to score at any level, but especially the early ages. Here are our blogs completely devoted to teaching layups.

A Coach’s Perspective: How to Be An All-Star Basketball Parent

Youthbasketball123 is a website designed to provide ideas, drills by grade, books, teaching tools, basketball jokes, guest blogs, basketball quotes, and so much. A high school basketball team typically has between one to three all-stars depending on the team’s success during the season. What does it take to be all-star basketball player? Hard work, discipline, competitiveness, and amazing attention to fundamental […]

High School Basketball: Cutting Down the Nets

Youthbasketball123 is a website designed to provide ideas, drills by grade, books, teaching tools, basketball jokes, guest blogs, basketball quotes, and so much. Cutting Down the Nets Jim Valvano and the 1983 NC State Cardiac Pack ACC Champions and NCAA Champions practiced cutting down the nets at one practice each season. Jim Valvano taught his players to dream. And to not […]