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Coaching Youth Basketball:
Ages 12 & Up

Advanced training videos and drills for recreational, travel, PAL and AAU players

This series gives parents and coaches over 50 drills and skills specifically for older, more skilled youth basketball players. Bill Thom and Jim Datka, two of the country’s leading high school boys’ coaches, share their knowledge and experience as they demonstrate how to coach an entire season of advanced youth league play. The program follows an intuitive, thematic format and includes everything you need to teach more advanced techniques for passing, cutting and rebounding, along with offensive and defensive philosophies. Your purchase also includes access to downloadable training notes and basketball coaching tips for each drill.

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Three-Man Drills, Pass and Screen Away

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Shooting
  • Intensity Layups
  • Two-Man Layups
  • V-Cut High, Shoot Low
  • V-Cut Low, Shoot High
  • Cone Shooting
  • 5 Spot Shooting
  • Curling to Short Jump Shot
  • Curling to Elbow Jump Shot
  • Mikan Drill
  • Power Mikan Drill
  • Reverse Mikan Drill
  • Back to the Basket
  • Back to the Basket, Alternating Feet
  • Back to the Basket, Right Foot
  • Four Square Shooting
  • Shooting Footwork-Inside Pivot
  • Inside Pivot to Jump Shot
  • Inside Pivot to Layup
  • Inside Pivot Rip Move
  • Introduction to Dribbling
  • Dribble Tag
  • Two-Ball Dribbling, Two-Ball Same
  • Two-Ball Dribbling, Alternate/Machine Gun
  • Two Ball Dribbling, High/Low
  • Two-Ball Dribbling, Kill
  • Two-Ball Dribbling, Triangle
  • Dribbling on the Move, Crossover
  • Dribbling on the Move, Fake Crossover
  • Introduction to Passing
  • Man in the Middle
  • Baseball Passing Stationary
  • Full-Court, Three-Man Passing
  • Full-Court, Three-Man Bounce Passing Drill
  • Full-Court ,Two-Man Passing (One Ball)
  • Two-Man Passing (Two Balls), Left Hand
  • Two-Man Passing (Two Balls), Combo
  • Two-Man Passing (Two Balls), Combo Version 2
  • Three-Man Weave Drill
  • One-Hand Pass-Right Hand
  • One-Hand Pass-Left Hand
Defense and Rebounding
  • Introduction to Defense and Rebounding
  • Form Rebounding
  • Ball Screen Defense
  • Zone Defense Philosophies
  • Off-the-Ball Screen Defense
  • 3-on-2 Defensive Philosophies
  • 3-on-2 Transition Defensive Philosophies
Offensive Drills and Strategy
  • Introduction to Offensive Drills and Strategy
  • Around the Arc
  • Left-Foot Pivot
  • 3-on-2
  • 3-on-2 Offensive Philosophies
  • Zone Offense Philosophies
  • Attacking Gaps
  • Passing Opposite
  • Three-Man Drills, Pass and Screen Away
  • Three-Man Drills, Give-and-Go
  • Three-Man Drills, Ball Screen
  • Three-Man Drills, Using All Moves

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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