When youth athletes began playing sports, they are given basic instincts of the game. In the game of basketball, youth participants are taught that playing defense and offense is a major component in winning. When playing defense, they are told to protect the goal and make sure no one make a shot. Boxing out, trap, steal and block are taught over and over, so that it becomes natural. Once the possession changes, the mental state changes to scoring on the opponent. Youth participants learn to protect the ball by using certain dribbling, passing, speed drills and how to make the most profecient shot. Knowing the basic lessons allow youth participants to get better and learn more about the sport of basketball.


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