Our Holiday Camp Coaching Plan

This page provides a training plan for our coaches to use when we are running our holiday camps.


Sessions should be planned and prepared before camps and this allows our coaches to do that. In that planning drills should be verified and cover a number of skill sets that cater for the participant’s standards, drills and skills that can challenge, and most importantly drills and games at the end of each session that provide some fun to finish with.


All sessions should also be planned with the number of participants involved in mind  and what drills are and are not possible. This page will help our coaches out with that.



To put together your training plan for the camp, use the table below and the link to a booklet full of fun drills.


For the first two-thirds (60 minutes) of each session use drills and teaching points to teach the skills highlighted. Then in the last third (approx 20 to 30 mins) put the kids through a fun drill from the booklet that uses the skills taught.


In each drill highlighted, there should be a building block added each day to each particular skill set. This is outlined in the second table.


Fun Drills for Training and Camp CLICK HERE.


All the below is designed to be flexible. If you think the kids need more challenging skills and drills you can introduce it, on the flip-side if the drill are too challenging keep it simpler.



TimeDay One TimeDay TwoTimeDay Three
9:00 am to 10:25 amBall-Handling
9:00 am to 10:25 amBall-Handling9:00 am to 10:25 amBall-Handling
10:25 am to 10:40 amMorning Break10:25 am to 10:40 amMorning Break10:25 am to 10:40 amMorning Break
10:40 am to 12:00 pmPassing10:40 am to 12:00 pmPassing10:40 am to 12:00 pmPassing
12:00pm to 1:00 pmLunch Break12:00pm to 1:00 pmLunch Break12:00pm to 1:00 pmLunch Break
1:00 pm to 2:20 pmLay-Ups1:00 pm to 2:20 pmLay-Ups1:00 pm to 2:20 pmLay-Ups
2:20 pm to 2:35 pmAfternoon Break2:20 pm to 2:35 pmAfternoon Break2:20 pm to 2:35 pmAfternoon Break
2:35 pm to 4:00 pmMovement2:35 pm to 4:00 pmMovement2:35 pm to 4:00 pmMovement


Ball-handlingDay OneBasic on the spot ball-handling drills. Take your time teaching the kids the basics of dribbling the ball at different heights. Then teach them how to move the ball from front to bank before going around their legs. Tailor the drills to the standard of the players capabilities
 Day TwoIntroduce change of direction dribble game dribble. Teach the crossover, between the leg crossover and behind the back dribble. Once done on the spot Use lane dribbling and cones to teach on the move. Then if there is time combine this in with lay-ups from the previous day.
 Day ThreeIntroduce change of pace dribbling with hesitation dribble, retreat dribbles on both hands and then add crossovers and between the leg crossovers with these change of pace dribbles. Do them on the spot to begin with and then use lane drills and cones.
PassingDay OneTeach chest passing. Place players in pairs or threes initially. Teach with step in passing, then pivots, then dribble top and pivot
 Day TwoTeach push passing with one hand hand. Make sure you have players practice both hands. Do this in pairs and threes. Also teach this pass with pivots from a triple threat and off a dribble and jump stop
 Day ThreePut passes taught in first two days into passing drills. Two player passing for layups push passes and chest passes. Three player passing for layups, push and chest passes. Three man weaves if capable.
Lay-UpsDay OneTeach shooting U and how to place the ball in the hand. Teach footwork through steps without the ball for both sides of the body. Then have the kids do two steps layups until they hit ten on both sides. 
 Day TwoAdd a dribble and a step and do three step/one dribble lay-ups on both side for ten made shots. Once through that teach one step and Jump stop into a power lay-up without a dribble. Once through that add a dribble.
 Day ThreeCombine normal layup and power lay-ups with lane dribbling, change of direction and change of pace dribble with lay-up and power lay-up finishes. 
MovementDay OneTeach pass and cut. First let players pass to you and cut to the basket, then put the kids into pairs to work together.
 Day TwoTeach the kids to run a shallow cut point to wing, for a jump-stop pivot and push pass to the point and then a cut to the basket. Do this on both sides.
 Day ThreePut the kids in groups of three and teach pass and switch. Once they can do this, have them alternate between pass and switch and pass and cut.