Author name: Coach Todd

Why 3v3 is the Best Way to Improve Youth Basketball Skills

Playing 3v3 basketball is an exciting, fast-paced, and extremely beneficial experience for youth basketball development. It’s different from 5v5 full court because it emphasizes skill development, footwork, and fast decision-making. For those responsible for training up-and-coming athletes, 3v3 provides several platforms to help develop their skills without overwhelming them. This article will explain why 3v3 …

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The Harmful Effects of Zone Defense on Young Players

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Zone defense is a popular strategy in youth basketball, but it can be detrimental to the development of young players. I believe zone defense fails to teach players good defensive habits, and promotes lazy on-ball defense, standing and watching off the ball, poor closeout technique, lack of communication, and minimal defensive movement. Zone defense also …

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Not Your Standard 1-4 Press Break Called “Ice” Words Against M2M & Zone

1-4 Ice Press Break

The ‘Ice’ press break is a unique 1-4 formation that can be used to break a man-to-man or zone press effectively. It can be modified by simply calling out a different number, which determines the screener. I recommend teaching option 2 for a month before introducing options 1 and 3, especially if you are working …

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5 Tryout Tips To Help You Make Your Basketball Team

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Planning for successful basketball tryouts begins with preparing months in advance through skill development and strength training. But it’s essential to know that five specific tips can help ALL players regardless of their level or talent! These secret weapons might be what you need when facing off against other talented prospects this season. With tryouts …

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