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Coaching Youth Basketball:
Ages 8-11

On-line drills and training videos for recreational, travel, PAL and AAU players

There’s an entire season of basketball knowledge and leadership information for parents and coaches in this video series. Bill Thom and Jim Datka, two of the country’s leading high school boys’ coaches, share over 50 drills and skills demonstrations designed specifically for youth basketball players. The program follows an intuitive, thematic format and includes everything you need to teach players how to dribble, pass, shoot, play defense and run offensive sets the right way. Your purchase also includes access to downloadable training notes and coaching tips for each drill.

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Intensity Layups

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Shooting
  • Form Shooting
  • 3 Spot Form Shooting
  • Guide Hand
  • Back to the Basket
  • Intensity Layups
  • Mikan Drill
  • Two-Man Layups
  • V-Cut High, Shoot Low
  • V-Cut Low, Shoot High
  • Cone Shooting
  • 5 Spot Shooting
  • Shooting Off Downscreen
  • Four Square Shooting
  • Curling to Short Jump Shot
  • Curling to Elbow Jump Shot
  • Introduction to Dribbling
  • Right-Hand Pound Dribble
  • Low Pound Dribble
  • Rocker
  • Fake Crossover
  • Dribbling on the Move, Speed
  • Dribbling on the Move, Hesitation
  • Dribbling on the Move, Crossover
  • Dribbling on the Move, Fake Crossover
  • Dribble Tag
  • Introduction to Passing
  • Passing Across
  • Passing Stationary
  • Bounce Passing Stationary
  • Overhead Passing Stationary
  • Baseball Passing Stationary
  • Man in the Middle
  • Machine Gun Passing
  • Full-Court ,Two-Man Passing (One Ball)
  • Full-Court, Three-Man Passing
  • Full-Court, Three-Man Bounce Passing Drill
  • Three-Man Weave Drill
Defense and Rebounding
  • Introduction to Defense and Rebounding
  • Form Rebounding
  • On-the-Ball Defense
  • One-Pass Away Defense
  • Ball Screen Defense
  • Off-the-Ball Screen Defense
  • Two-Passes Away Defense
  • Zone Defense Philosophies
  • 3-on-2 Defensive Philosophies
  • 3-on-2 Transition Defensive Philosophies
Offensive Drills and Strategy
  • Introduction to Offensive Drills and Strategy
  • Screening
  • Screen-and-Roll
  • Around the Arc
  • Left-Foot Pivot
  • Zone Offense Philosophies
  • Attacking Gaps
  • Passing Opposite
  • Full-Court, Three-Man Layup Drill
  • Full-Court, Three-Man Shooting Drill
  • 3-on-2 Offensive Philosophies
  • 3-on-2

About the Coaches

The Coach

Bill Thom has been a basketball coach at Croton-Harmon High School in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y for the last 24 seasons. He has won over 300 games for the boys' varsity squad. Thom is a veteran coach of Empire State Games and AAU teams, and has instructed players on many levels.

The Coach

Jim Datka is the head boys' basketball coach of Messmer High School in Milwaukee. Having previously served as assistant coach at St. Francis College (N.Y.) from 2005-08, Datka has been the head coach at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn.; St. Scholastica College in Duluth, Minn.; and The Hope School in Milwaukee.


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