Coaching 1st grade basketball can be a huge challenge. It is important to have the players use smaller balls (youth size), shoot on lower hopes, and play with less the 5 players on a team. It can be hectic, but we highly recommend that each player have a ball to maximize repetitions.

There are so many resources for basketball, however very little for the younger grades. Over the next several weeks and months, we will be posting some drills and ideas that might be useful. We would love your feedback. For additional information, please visit our coaching youth basketball page.

Philosophy (2)

  1. Coaching 1st Grade Basketball: 10 Things to Remember
  2. 1st grade basketball: Pre-season email

Practice Planning (3)

  1. 1st grade basketball: 3 Drills to Start Practice
  2. The FIRST 1st Grade Basketball Practice
  3. Coaching 1st Grade Basketball: 1 hour Practice Schedule

Dribbling / Ball Drills (2)

  1. 1st Grade Basketball: Dribble Laps
  2. 1st grade stationary ball drills

Lay-ups (3)

  1. Coaching 1st Grade Basketball: Teaching Lay-ups
  2. Teaching Lay-ups: Block Shots
  3. “Mini” Mikan Lay-up Drill

Shooting (1)

  1. 1st Grade Basketball: BEEF = Good Shooting Form

Games / Scrimmages (1)

  1. 1st Grade Basketball: The Numbers Game Scrimmage

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