Coaching Youth Basketball: Ages 8-11

by Bill Thom
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

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.

Ratings and Reviews (2)

Daniel Settle

Excellent for the age group. Nice selection of drills to choose from for a well rounded practice plan.

Oct 1, 22 08:25 PM

CAT Park

Nice fluid order of skills and progression... easy to follow. I liked the extra bonus of sample practices. Thank you for making this comprehensive video collection.

Nov 1, 23 01:15 PM

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Rating: (2)
Caterory: Basketball/Youth Basketball
Bookings: 71