7 Tips to beat a Youth Basketball Press

7 Tips to beat a Youth Basketball Press

 

Beating the PressIn our previous Basketball Blog we shared 5 Tips for Coaching Youth Basketball.  In this post we are going to turn our attention to keys for Attacking the Press.  The Press at the Youth level can be both devastating and demoralizing for your team if not properly prepared for.  Below are 7 tips for preparing your Youth Basketball team to beat the press:

  1. The best way to beat the press after a made basket is to attack it before it can set up.
  2. Teach/Drill Players that you beat the press with the Pass and not the Dribble.
  3. Teach/Drill your player initiating the press break to not inbound the ball from behind the backboard.
  4. Teach/Drill your player initiating the press break that they can run the baseline after a made basket.
  5. Teach/Drill players to face the press and not turn their backs to the defense.
  6. Teach/Drill players to stay out of “Danger Zones”.
  7. Teach/Drill players not to fear the press, but rather see it as an opportunity to score.

If your are interested in learning more, we encourage you to take a look at our Youth Basketball – Attacking the Press eBook below: