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Fundamentals

WABC Coaches Manuals

The World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC) Coaches Education Platform at FIBA has online coaches manuals at four levels - Mini-Basketball, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.

The manuals can be downloaded, see

Player Skills

The Level 1-2-3 manuals have Coach, Player and Team sections, and include numerous short videos. The player skills are summarized below, by level:

Skills in italics are linked to a corresponding YouTube video. I created three YouTube playlists - WABC Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.

Level 1

1. Defensive Skills

2. Offensive Skills

Level 2

1. Defensive Skills

2. Offensive Skills

Level 3

1. Offensive Skills

  • Creative passing
    • Behind the back - hand on the side of the ball (not under)
    • Pocket pass - thrown from the hip in traffic, e.g. to a ball-screener, or a post drop pass to a cutter.
    • Pass fakes on the move, e.g., while taking layup stepsup


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