At What Age Should Skill Development Start?


When is your child old enough to start doing basketball drills? This is an important question because if you start your child off too young then you risk the chance of driving them away from the game because they see it as a chore and not fun.

On the other hand if you are not doing basketball drills then your child may miss out and be farther behind other kids their age. The answer is that they can start at any age but there is a list of guidelines that need to be followed when starting your child’s basketball training.

If you are going to start your child early with basketball drills make sure that the drills are fun for the child. Don’t make it a chore, but treat the drills as if they are a game. At this point in their young basketball careers developing a love for the game is more important than being able to dribble the ball like Chris Paul.