The Tom Crean Cut Series is a drill that that comes to us via his "Individual Improvement Drills" video. The drill is shown below in diagrams along with a video clip below the diagrams. We are now watching this video in the Hoops U. Basketball Coaching Academy and you can watch the entire video in our Film Room. Purpose: To work on the skill … [Read more...]
Looking for basketball drills? In this section you will find many basketball drills from the fundamental to the innovative! Browse these pages to find shooting drills, rebounding drills, passing drills, and many more types of basketball drills. We cover all ages and experience levels including youth basketball, high school basketball, and even college and professional basketball drills.
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Getting physically and mentally ready for the upcoming season is one of the major pillars for success. We've all seen teams that are not properly conditioned wear out during the latter stages of the game and get run off the court. The truth is that today's basketball is a game of movement, transition, and driving to the bucket for layups or … [Read more...]
With the recent passing of Coach Pat Summitt, we wanted to do what we can do here at Hoops U ... and what we can do is share the legacy of one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time. Below, you will find 2 drills from Coach Summitt. Also, be sure to check out her 'Definite Dozen' from our Motivating Stories section. For members of … [Read more...]
This article originally appeared over at the Hoops U. Academy. If you're not yet a member, be sure to check out the Hoops U. Basketball Academy. The following is Coach Howie Landa's list of 13 offensive moves in basketball (perform on both sides for 26)! If the moves are hard to understand by description alone, be sure to watch his Motion … [Read more...]
Purpose: To improve and develop ball-handling, shooting, conditioning, and overall offensive transition skills. Specifically a good fast break drill if you prefer to attack from the middle. Drill: One offensive player with the basketball in front of the basket. Two more offensive players, one at each elbow. This drill begins with O1 tossing the … [Read more...]
Here is a variation on the tried and true 3-man weave basketball drill. In this version, which also includes dribbling, each of the 3 players gets to shoot a basketball. This is a nice spin on a drill we often utilize as it gives more players more opportunities to shoot the ball! 1 starts with the ball under the basket. 2 and 3 start in the … [Read more...]
This 3 Line Pick Drill is great at getting a good number of game shots at game spots. This drill has 3 lines (1 with guards, 1 with wings, and 1 with post players). A Coach is set on the wing with a ball. The drill starts with G passing to W. G then cuts through the lane to the opposite corner and sets up for a shot. Once W has the ball, P … [Read more...]
Here is a nice layup drill that can be useful as a warm-up such as in early practice or pre-game. It incorporates finishing with a layup, obviously, but also helps with passing and outlet passing. 1 passes to 2, 1 and 2 cannot start running until after passing the ball 3 can start running after 1 has passed the ball 2 passes to 3 3 passes … [Read more...]
This series of 5 basketball shooting drills are designed to practice 3-point shooting in a team setting. All players can practice their perimeter shooting in a team setting while still getting plenty of reps. The 5 three-point shooting drills you will find in the .pdf below are: Line Jumps Competition Full Court 3's Flash, Catch, And … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice shooting, following own shot, passing to a shooter, and closing out on a shooter. Also improves and develops footwork and conditioning. Shoot and Follow Drill: Two players and a basketball. Player O1 shoots and follows his shot, secures the rebound, and passes to his partner who is moving to a spot. Players continue to … [Read more...]
This basketball shooting workout is geared toward the high school age level guard, however, these shooting drills are excellent for any position at any level. The workout contain 8 shooting drills, several with variations for additional moves. Finishing School Cone Line Series L-Cuts with Shooting Series 5 Spot Shooting Post … [Read more...]
From finishing moves to dribbling skills, the NBA Basketball Skill Workout will have you handling the basketball and scoring like a pro! This workout contains 8 scoring and ball-handling skills drills: Finishing School Finishing School (middle) 2 Step Change of Directions Jordan Drill 4 Cone Tight Spaces Drill Quick Reaction Triple … [Read more...]