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GABL Developing Skills

 

Basketball is a sport that has evolved since its creation.  It has come a long way since its early days with Dr. Naismith and peach baskets, but since its birth the same basic skills have remained its staple.  Although speed, size, and strategies may change with the times the fundamental skills hold true.

 

The GABL Basketball Curriculum’s #1 objective is to develop these fundamental skills.  From the lowest levels to the most competitive, skill development will always benefit players and teams.  Individuals will progress and experience more success in both the short term of a single season and the long term of his/her playing career.  Within a season each player will develop and learn to shoot, pass, handle the ball, and defend better.  As they get older and play on different teams and for different coaches these skills will transfer to any offensive or defensive philosophy. 

 

The job of a coach is to lead players and teams to reach their potential that they could not reach on their own.  This curriculum was developed to support coaches to do just that.  It is not meant to create robotic coaches that do everything the same way.  This curriculum is meant to deliver tools to help his/her players individually and their teams collectively to be successful and enjoy this great game.  This curriculum is designed to teach these skills by providing teaching cues and breakdowns of each skill, by providing drills that reinforce performing these skills correctly, and by structuring practices to provide ample time to develop these skills. 

 

As coaches sometimes we live in a fog and think that “the way we were taught is the only way it can be done.”  The best coaches are critical of themselves and their teaching methods.  They are always able to define how and why they do what they do.  They are able to try new things and determine whether that works better or not.  In 1968, Dick Fosbury literally flipped over the high jump event and changed it forever.  He won the gold by revolutionizing the traditional technique in high jump.  Within a few years, every top jumper at the international level adopted this new technique.  Some athletes and coaches stuck to the only way they’ve ever know and did not reach their full potential. 

Similarly some of the teaching methods for skill development in this curriculum may be contrary to what we have taught and remember being taught in the past.  It’s been said that “the best way to learn a skill is to watch and expert and mimic them.”  So we challenge coaches to watch the best players in the world, take notes, and see for yourself if it matches up with the methods in this curriculum.  You may be surprised. 

 

Contact Us

Want the GABL Director of Coaching and/or Curriculum Coordinator to come to a practice and help your team?  Contact them at the info below and set up a time.  They are here to help!   

Director of Coaching:
 Ryan Hull [email protected]
Curriculum Coordinator: 
Jeff Zimmerman [email protected]

GABL Curriculum

GABL CURRICULUM INFO

3-on-3 plan
1st through 3rd grade plan
4th through 5th grade plan
6th through 7th grade plan
Skills Practice Chart


SKILL DEVELOPMENT

 

 SHOOTING BALL HANDLING PASSING/GETTING OPEN DEFENSE

  

TEACHING POINTS

 

 SHOOTING BALL HANDLING  PASSING/GETTING OPEN DEFENSE

 

 

5v5 PRACTICE PLANS

  

 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade  4th Grade
Practice Plan #1 Practice Plan #1 Practice Plan #1  Practice Plan #1
Practice Plan #2 Practice Plan #2 Practice Plan #2  Practice Plan #2
Practice Plan #3 Practice Plan #3

Practice Plan #3

 Practice Plan #3
Practice Plan #4 Practice Plan #4 Practice Plan #4  Practice Plan #4
Practice Plan #5 Practice Plan #5 Practice Plan #5  Practice Plan #5
Practice Plan #6 Practice Plan #6 Practice Plan #6  Practice Plan #6
Practice Plan #7 Practice Plan #7 Practice Plan #7  Practice Plan #7
Practice Plan #8 Practice Plan #8 Practice Plan #8  Practice Plan #8
Practice Plan #9 Practice Plan #9 Practice Plan #9  Practice Plan #9
Practice Plan #10 Practice Plan #10 Practice Plan #10  Practice Plan #10
Practice Plan #11 Practice Plan #11

Practice Plan #11

 Practice Plan #11
Practice Plan #12 Practice Plan #12 Practice Plan #12  Practice Plan #12

 5th Grade6th Grade7th Grade
Practice Plan #1Practice Plan #1Practice Plan #1
Practice Plan #2Practice Plan #2Practice Plan #2
Practice Plan #3Practice Plan #3Practice Plan #3
Practice Plan #4Practice Plan #4Practice Plan #4
Practice Plan #5Practice Plan #5Practice Plan #5
Practice Plan #6Practice Plan #6Practice Plan #6
Practice Plan #7Practice Plan #7Practice Plan #7
Practice Plan #8Practice Plan #8Practice Plan #8
Practice Plan #9Practice Plan #9Practice Plan #9
Practice Plan #10Practice Plan #10Practice Plan #10
Practice Plan #11Practice Plan #11Practice Plan #11
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3V3 Developmental League Practice Plans


 Session #1 Session #2 Session #3 Session #4 Session #5 Session #6 Session #7 Session #8



CURRICULUM PRACTICE PLAN DRILL CARDS

 

SHOOTING

 

 Drill #1 Drill #2 Drill #3 Drill #4 Drill #5 Drill #6 Drill #7 Drill #8

 

BALL HANDLING & OFFENSIVE SKILLS

 

 Drill #1 Drill #2 Drill #3 Drill #4 Drill #5 Drill #6 Drill #7 Drill #8

 

PASSING 

 

 Drill #1 Drill #2 Drill #3 Drill #4 Drill #5 Drill #6 Drill #7 Drill #8

 Drill #9
DEFENSE

 

Drill #1 Drill #2  Drill #3 Drill #4 Drill #5 Drill #6 Drill #7 Drill #8


OFFENSIVE SETS

Basic Box  A-Set (Ball Screen)  5- Out
3rd Grade
 Practice Plan #1
 Practice Plan #1

Breakdown Drills

GABL Breakdown Drills provided by Curriculum Coordinator, Jeff Zimmerman. Click the menu option in the top right corner of the video player to view other Breakdown Drill videos.

Full Court Practice Drills



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