Coaching Youth Basketball: Ages 12 & Up

by Bill Thom
Coaching Youth Basketball: Ages 12 & Up


Coaching Youth Basketball: Ages 12 & Up provides parents and coaches with over 50 basketball drills and skills specifically tailored for older, more advanced 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 coach your team to success, from offensive and defensive philosophies to advanced passing, dribbling and cutting drills.

As an added bonus, your purchase will also include access to downloadable training notes and basketball coaching tips for each and every drill.


1 Introduction to Shooting 2 Intensity Layups 3 Two-Man Layups 4 V-Cut High, Shoot Low 5 V-Cut Low, Shoot High 6 Cone Shooting 7 5 Spot Shooting 8 Curling to Short Jump Shot 9 Curling to Elbow Jump Shot 10 Mikan Drill 11 Power Mikan Drill 12 Reverse Mikan Drill 13 Back to the Basket 14 Back to the Basket, Alternating Feet 15 Back to the Basket, Right Foot 16 Four Square Shooting 17 Shooting Footwork-Inside Pivot 18 Inside Pivot Jump Shot 19 Inside Pivot to Layup 20 Inside Pivot Rip Move
21 Introduction to Dribbling 22 Dribble Tag 23 Two-Ball Dribbling, Two-Ball Same 24 Two-Ball Dribbling, Alternate/Machine Gun 25 Two-Ball Dribbling, High/Low 26 Two-Man Dribbling, Kill 27 Two-Ball Dribbling, Triangle 28 Dribbling on the Move, Crossover 29 Dribbling on the Move, Fake Crossover
30 Introduction to Passing 31 Man in the Middle 32 Baseball Passing Stationary 33 Full-Court, Three-Man Passing 34 Full-Court, Three-Man Bounce Passing Drill 35 Full-Court, Two-Man Passing (One Ball) 36 Two-Man Passing (Two Balls), Left Hand 37 Two-Man Passing (Two Balls), Combo 38 Two-Man Passing (Two Balls), Combo Version 2 39 Three-Man Weave Drill 40 One-Hand Pass-Right Hand 41 One-Hand Pass-Left Hand
Defense and Rebounding
42 Introduction to Defense and Rebounding 43 Form Rebounding 44 Ball Screen Defense 45 Zone Defense Philosophies 46 Off-the-Ball Screen Defense 47 3-on-2 Defense Philosophies 48 3-on-2 Transition Defensive Philosophies
Offensive Drills and Strategy
49 Introduction to Offensive Drills and Strategy 50 Around the Arc 51 Around the Arc: Left Foot Pivot 52 3-on-2 53 3-on-2 Offense Philosophies 54 Zone Offense Philosophies 55 Zone Offense: Attacking Gaps 56 Zone Offense: Passing Opposite 57 Three-Man Drills, Pass and Screen Away 58 Three-Man Drills, Give-and-Go 59 Three-Man Drills, Ball Screen 60 Three-Man Drills, Using All Moves

The Coach


Bill Thom

Head Basketball Coach at Croton-Harmon HS, NY


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.

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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