The WNBA Coaches' Game Plan assists basketball coaches at all levels in teaching the fundamentals of the game. But it can also help younger players, both girls and boys, to learn the game as well. Just follow this instructional guide and connect with others in the Fan Voice to share your passion and knowledge of the game.
Featured Skill of the Week
Sliding Behind Screens The latest skill is one that many coaches have adopted and taken to teaching to players at all levels. Sliding behind screens enable defenders to maintain a good position between the ball and the basket. It relies on communication between teammates.
The Give and Go This week's featured play is one of the most basic plays in basketball. One player "gives," or passes the ball to a teammate, then "goes" and cuts to the basket to receive a return pass for the shot. It works at every level. Watch | Print guide
The Back Door Pass This week's featured play is, when executed properly, one of the most valuable scoring plays in all of basketball. A post player has to sell the fake on the wing, then cut to the basket and receive a good pass from a teammate underneath the basket. Watch | Print guide
The Pick and Roll While the pick is something that players of all ages and experiences can learn, the roll often takes longer to master. Both the dribbler and the player screener must be on the same page for the play to work. Watch | Print guide
And check back often as we will add new skills each week!