This Article is About
school basketball
school basketball player
basketball skills
own pace
wonderful way
possessions
opponent
confidence
Grade School Basketball: What To Teach
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Grade school basketball is a wonderful way for players to develop their skills at their own pace. Coaches can really help their players' basketball development by selecting the right skills to teach. This article describes the basketball skills which help your players to be successful now and in the future.

Catching the basketball is the first skill for the grade school basketball player to develop. Getting a lot of experience catching the ball and pivoting toward the basket is a basic skll which helps a team immensely. By catching the ball instead of turning it over, your team has more possessions and thus more opportunities to score.

Then taking makeable shots is the next skill to develop. Makeable shots are shots in which your player can consistently reach the basket. As the season progresses, hopefully the shooting distance gets longer. It is better to establish correct shooting form on shots near the basket and then to move out gradually from the basket. Some young players try to shoot beyond their range, and they mess up their shooting form. Once the shooting form is correct and is repeated over and over, confidence builds as your player makes more and more shots.

Then it is good to focus on offensive rebounding. In grade school basketball, many shots are missed. Players who always go for offensive rebounds are going to get some of them. Spinning off players and sprinting to get to the ball are techniques which increase a player's effectiveness as an offensive rebounder. Offensive rebounds give your team more opportunities to score. When your players really realize the import of this, they are very eager to get those offensive rebounds.

Then playing fast is a great skill to develop. Moving quickly from defense to offense creates opportunities to score before the opponent defense gets back. Your player just needs to run fast on turnovers, long rebounds, and when your rebounder dribbles fast out of the pack.

It would be remiss not to mention defense as an important skill to develop. Proper stance, keeping the head over the ball, and active use of hands without getting off balance are all important defensive skills. The bottom line is for your player to do all he/she can(within the rules) to stop the opponent from getting makeable shots.

Then defensive rebounding becomes important. After playing solid defense, we want the opponent to get only one or no shots. Defensive rebounding is really to prevent 2nd shots by the opponent. Each of the your players on the court must be good at getting position in front of an opponent, getting arms and hands ready to meet the rebound, and to protect the ball from being knocked out once it is secured. This is not a glamorous skill, but it is so impotant to winning the game.

In grade school basketball, when your players develop these 6 skills, they are well on their way to being effective players who can win many games. The game becomes more fun for them when they know that they are playing it well. I hope that you will experience this with them soon!


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Grade School Basketball: An Effective Player
In grade school basketball, there is a great opportunity for players to develop good habits so that they are effective on the basketball court. These good habits develop their self-confidence and can carry with them as they continue to play ball through the years. This article describes the mindset and…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 07, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Grade School Basketball: An Outstanding Practice
For a team to play well in grade school basketball, it is very helpful that they have outstanding practices. These practices should include building the skills that it takes to be a winning team. This article describes an outstanding practice which you can use to build your team. The following practice…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 11, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Grade School Basketball for Fun And Profit
There is a way to teach grade school basketball well while keeping it fun. Some coaches focus on one of those two, and something is missing. When we combine the two, our players want to keep playing a game in which they are being effective. This article identifies three basketball…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 15, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Rush And Christ’s Bleeding Edge
The Republican Primary race has provided us with a very confused image of religiosity. Does Theism vs. Atheism outline a true division of opinion? Or does it show a lack of critical faculties on the Christian side of the argument? I leave that to others—I wish to make a point…
By: Christopher Dunn in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Mar 07, 2012  
4
  Likes: 1

Basketball Skills That Make An Effective Player
There is so much to teach and learn in basketball, especially for the younger players. Wouldn't it be good if we could break it down to the most essential basketball skills, and then convey to our players what those skills are and how to develop those skills. Our players would…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 14, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

A Time to Fight And A Time To Take Flight
I am sad to report that many of our former brothers and sisters are no longer among us, because they failed to understand the difference between fight and flight. As we witness or hear about various occurrences transpiring during the course of our life time, we often analyze them and…
By: ed smith in  Recreation and Sports   Mar 22, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Basketball Coaching Strategy to Develop Parental Support for Your Program
Parental support of your program is an important component of your basketball coaching strategy and should not be neglected. It is important because you need parents to trust and have confidence in you to keep bringing their children back year after year. It is important, also, because parents have an…
By: Charles Atwater1 in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Nov 09, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Basketball Conditioning Workouts
Even with youth basketball it should be expected that physical conditioning be an important part of the training discipline. The goal is to design a conditioning program that will prepare the team for the season and beyond. Hard work and effort are expected of every player. After all, close games…
By: Charles Atwater1 in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Apr 18, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Basketball Rebounding: How to Rebound Effectively on the Offensive End
Offensive rebounding gives your team a much better chance to win. When your players get offensive rebounds, they are giving your team more ball possessions. This then gives your team more opportunities to score. Most importantly, it also lessens the amount of time your opponent has the ball, thus decreasing…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 22, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Tips for Basketball Injury Prevention
Basketball injury prevention is important because basketball can be played and enjoyed by people of all ages, shapes, and sizes all year. Basketball is played because of the exercise benefits, comraderie, and it is just plain fun to "ball". On the courts we recast our image to represent our favorite…
By: Charles Atwater1 in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   May 18, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

A Slam Dunk Way to Watch March Madness Online
It is that time of the year again.  Conference tournaments, brackets, selection Sunday, and the NCAA Tournament is rapidly approaching.  Many people out there will be searching for a fast and easy way to watch March madness online.  With the games being played almost around the clock for the first…
By: Josh Parker in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Mar 09, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Need Some Ball Handling Drills For Basketball? Excellent Drills For Average Ball Handlers!
Need a few ball handling drills for basketball? Well you are the kind of person I want to help. The fact that you're here shows that, you know what you want and you go and get it. This is a great trait to have especially when you're dealing with basketball…
By: Travon Morgan in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 15, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Nowitzkis Feverish NBA Game 4
The NBA's game 4 played in Dallas, Texas, last night had all the theaterical ingredients of the South Beach's flashiness juxtaposed against the Old Wild West. The finely tuned Porsches, BMW's and Lambroghini's arrived in Dallas prepared to race Texas's finest quarter horses to go up 3 to 1 in…
By: Charles Atwater1 in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Jun 08, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Basketball Agility Drills
Basketball agility drills are an important part to establish as part of the training regimen for youth and players of all ages. Agility drills are part of the core fundamentals because starting, stopping, cutting, pivoting, changing direction are all critical elements for playing basketball. Basketball agility drills will improve speed,…
By: Charles Atwater1 in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Apr 19, 2011  
1
  Likes: 0

Understanding the Rules Of Basketball
The rules of basketball has changed drastically since its creation in 1891. During this time, dribbling wasn't legal, 3 consecutive fouls counted as goal for the opposing team, the 3 second rule didn't exist, and the list goes on. With over 120 years in the making, the rules of basketball…
By: Todd Washington in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Mar 25, 2013  
1
  Likes: 2

Article Views: 707    Report this Article