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Fundamentals - Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program

For ease of use, the complete SNYB program manual (253 pages) has been split into individual chapters and lesson plans, grouped in three sections - Coaches manual, Lesson plans, Athlete development model. Also see the Index for SNYB drills.

Section 1 - Coaches Manual

Section 2 - Lesson Plans

12-week practice plans at the FUNdamentals and Learn to Train stages using a games approach and loading.

a) FUNdamentals stage (girls 6-8, boys 6-9)

  • Title page
  • Lesson 1
    • animal walks, Pac-man, ball awareness, tossing and catching, frog shooting
  • Lesson 2
    • basic movements & stopping - stopping (jump, stride), stop and go, run rabbit run, red-light green-light, 3 on 3
  • Lesson 3
    • ball-handling (toss-catch, familiarization) - experimental toss, tossing with movements, ball familiarization, ball-handling relay, memory chain
  • Lesson 4
    • dribbling - stationary, music dribbling, volcanoes and valleys, mouse trap, shake what your momma gave you
  • Lesson 5
    • dribbling - roller derby, wolves & sheep, crows & cranes, castles, pressure tag
  • Lesson 6
    • passing and receiving (chest pass) - wall, partner, square, pass the buck, star
  • Lesson 7
    • passing and receiving (bounce pass) - partner, crocodile, partner pass and move, ultimate
  • Lesson 8
    • shooting (BEEF) - frog, around the world, dice, golf
  • Lesson 9
    • pivoting - pivot drill, pivot and pass, pivot relay race, basketball hockey
  • Lesson 10
    • triple threat & jab step - random stops, military drill, self toss, help
  • Lesson 11
    • defensive stance - scatter stance, ready position, tracing the ball, zig-zag slides
  • Lesson 12
    • dribbling (change of direction) - wave, speed, dribble around teammates to score, change of direction dribbling relay, keep-away, memoryup

b) Learn to Train Stage (girls 8-11, boys 9-12)

  • Title page
  • Lesson 1
    • footwork (stopping, change of direction), dribbling (stationary), passing (partner), shooting (wall, dribble and shoot)
  • Lesson 2
    • stopping (jump, stride), change of direction, run rabbit run, red light green light
  • Lesson 3
    • ball-handling - toss-catch, familiarization, ball-handling relay, memory chain
  • Lesson 4
    • dribbling - frozen dribble tag, static, follow the leader, music dribbling, mouse trap, dribble elimination
  • Lesson 5
    • layups - steps, basic layups, two-line layups
  • Lesson 6
    • passing and receiving - partner (chest, bounce, overhead, push), on the move (shuffle), keep-away
  • Lesson 7
    • shooting (BEEEF) - self, wall, partner mirror, teams competition
  • Lesson 8
    • footwork (pivoting) - pivot drill, protect the ball, pivot relay race
  • Lesson 9
    • triple threat, jab step, ball fake - random stops, military drill, monkey in the middle, jab and dribble
  • Lesson 10
    • defensive stance - scatter stance, tracing the ball, zig-zag slides
  • Lesson 11
    • dribbling (change of direction) - change direction, zig-zag dribble, speed/control dribble, run rabbit run with a ball, dribble game
  • Lesson 12
    • jump shot - self shooting (one dribble), pop-out, dribble jump shot, around the courtup

Section 3 - Canada Basketball Athlete Development Model


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