Coaching Youth Basketball: Ages 8-11

In Coaching Youth Basketball: Ages 8 - 11, Bill Thom and Jim Datka bring you an entire season's worth of basketball knowledge and leadership information that will help you develop your young players into a winning team.

These instructional coaching videos feature two of the country’s leading high school boys coaches sharing over 50 of their personal drills with 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 correctly run offensive sets.

Additionally, the course also includes access to downloadable training notes and coaching tips for each drill.

1 Introduction to Shooting
2 Form Shooting
3 3 Spot Form Shooting
4 3 Spot Form Shooting: Guide Hand
5 Back to the Basket
6 Intensity Layups
7 Mikan Drill
8 Two-Man Layups
9 V-Cut High, Shoot Low
10 V-Cut Low, Shoot High
11 Cone Shooting
12 5 Spot Shooting
13 Shooting Off Downscreen
14 Four Square Shooting
15 Curling to Short Jump Shot
16 Curling to Elbow Jump Shot
17 Introduction to Dribbling
18 Stationary Dribbling: Right-Hand Pound Dribble
19 Stationary Dribbling: Low Pound Dribble
20 Stationary Dribbling: Rocker
21 Stationary Dribbling: Fake Crossover
22 Dribbling on the Move, Speed
23 Dribbling on the Move, Hesitation
24 Dribbling on the Move, Crossover
25 Dribbling on the Move, Fake Crossover
26 Dribble Tag
27 Introduction to Passing
28 Passing Across
29 Passing Stationary
30 Bounce Passing Stationary
31 Overhead Passing Stationary
32 Baseball Passing Stationary
33 Man in the Middle
34 Machine Gun Passing
35 Full-Court, Two-Man Passing (One Ball)
36 Full-Court, Three-Man Passing
37 Full-Court, Three-Man Bounce Passing Drill
38 Three-Man Weave Drill
Defense and Rebounding
39 Introduction to Defense and Rebounding
40 Form Rebounding
41 On the Ball Defense
42 One-Pass Away Drill
43 Ball Screen Defense
44 Off-the-Ball Screen Defense
45 Two-Passes Away Defense
46 Zone Defense Philosophies
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 Screening
51 Screen-and-Roll
52 Around the Arc
53 Around the Arc: Left Foot Pivot
54 Zone Offense Philosophies
55 Zone Offense: Attacking Gaps
56 Zone Offense: Passing Opposite
57 Full-Court, Three-Man Layup Drill
58 Full-Court, Three-Man Shooting Drill
59 3-on-2 Offense Philosophies
60 3-on-2
BONUS MATERIAL - Practice Plans
61 Practice 1
62 Practice 2
63 Practice 3
64 Practice 4
65 Practice 5
66 Practice 6
67 Practice 7
68 Practice 8
69 Practice 9
70 Practice 10
71 Practice 11
72 Practice 12
73 Practice 13
74 Practice 14
75 Practice 15
76 Practice 16
77 Practice 17
78 Practice 18
79 Practice 19
80 Practice 20

BillThom 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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