Basketball Practice Plans


How To Run An Amazing Kids Basketball Practice, From A-Z!

By: Coach Pat Anderson

How important is practice planning?

Well... the late, great John Wooden once said that he and his assistants often spent more time planning a practice than running the actual practice itself!

And while that's probably not possible for most volunteer coaches, it certainly tells you how much of a priority your practice plan should be.

To help save you time in planning your sessions, I've laid out three of my "go-to" practice plans below. One for a 120 minute practice, one for a 90 minute practice, and one for a 60 minute practice.

NOTE: All drill descriptions and diagrams are included inside Ultimate Youth Basketball Drills.

Each of the below plans is divided into several "practice blocks" with pre-determined lengths. Within each block, you'll find one or more drills that focus on a specific skill set (like shooting, passing, dribbling etc.)


120 Minute Youth Basketball Practice Plan


90 Minute Basketball Practice Plan


60 Minute Basketball Practice Plan

Want to run these exact practices with your team?

The Ultimate Youth Basketball Drills eBook contains step by step instructions and diagrams for 28 unique, fun and effective drills (including all the ones mentioned in the practice plans above).

You'll also get 10 complete practice plans (just like the ones above) to help you save you time and energy! Click here to learn more...