So for the first time in my life my son is really interested at applying gong himself towards playing a sport - basketball. We go almost every night to shoot around at the Y, however he's 8 and even reaching the basket at this point is tough. How can I help him get there? A lot of the online places suggest alternates to shooting but let's be honest, a kid is going to want to shoot. Are there exercises or drills that I can have him do to consistently get his positions correct, strength up or whatever? We would also consider a smaller ball as many online places suggest, but there is also an equal amount of places saying to not use the smaller ball. I never really played real basketball, so I'm pretty in the dark.