Basketball Drills for Youth Basketball : Youth Basketball Conditioning: Circuit Drills

Hi, this is Sean Hobson. One thing we want
to try to do is incorporate as many basketball
skills into our conditioning as possible.
What we’ve got right here in this drill this
is called the circuit drill. We’re going to
do many different skills and conditioning,
and then we’re going to rotate through this.
We usually will do this one time through at
about forty-five seconds or a minute, and
then cut it down to about thirty seconds on
the second time around. As soon as they’re
done with one drill, they’ll rotate out to
the other drill. But what we’re going to do
right now is we’re just going to show you
the different circuits and how they work.
We’re going to start over here. What we want
down on the end is we want our first guy on
each cone, we want him to run up. What his
drill’s working on is, the quicker and the
lower you can stay on your cuts, the quicker
you’ll be. So we want him to come up above
the cone, keep his hips down, and all he’s
doing is just swiveling his hips, staying
down, and then he’s going to backpedal around
the cone to the next. Then he’s going to sprint
up, then he’s going to backpedal. Zack’s going
to show you what this looks like at full speed.
Go. You see he runs up, he stays down. All
he’s doing is moving his feet. Good. And then
he’s going to finish up, and then he’s going
to sprint on down, and then he’ll do it again
until the circuit is over. He did a great
job there because you don’t want the guys
to come up and take ten steps around. You
want them just to take one step, drop their
hips, and go. This one over here that Ben’s
going to demonstrate is the shuffle drill.
This all you’re doing is staying down in defensive
stance going from one cone to the other, and
you’re just going to keep working hard until
the end of the circuit. All right, Ben, go.
You want to stay low so all you have to do
is reach down and touch the line. Good, Ben.
Then we go from that drill on down to the
jump rope drill. And that’s pretty easy. All
they’re going to do is just continuously jump
rope through the whole forty-five seconds.
If you stop, you’re going to pick the jump
rope back up, and you’re going to do it again.
All right, thanks Blake. Now Blake’s going
to go over and show you another drill, in
the corner, what we’re going to have him do
is push ups. And they’re just going to keep
a good push up stance. Now usually if we do
this for a minute, we’ll tell them they have
a ten second rest. So they’re going to do
as many push ups as they can, take a ten second
rest, then they’re going to finish it out
by doing as many push ups as they can. All
right, thanks Blake. Now, what Hunter is going
to do is he’s going to work on this one in
a defensive stance, he’s going to close out,
he’s going to close out low, and then he’s
going to do a defensive stance back to the
cone, and then he’s going to close out again.
So, we’ll show you what this looks like. Good
close out, defense, close it out, defense,
and then when he’s done then he’s going to
sprint it on back and he’ll do it again. All
right, thank you. That’s called the circuit
drills. It’s great for conditioning, good
for your basketball skills. If you incorporate
all this together, you’re going to get a lot
accomplished at the end of a practice.

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