Purpose: To work on controlling the basketball via dribble, pass, and getting open against 2 defenders. Also builds focus, conditioning and develops offensive and defensive skills. Drill: 1 offensive player and 2 defenders. Coach or manager is also involved and on the court. Drill only takes place in the halfcourt. The coach or manager starts … [Read more...]
The various basketball drills on this page really do not fall into a particular category - or they fall into many! These are a combination of several aspects, all intended to improve team and individual play on the basketball court.
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1) Purpose: To work on the basic fundamentals of dribbling, dribble moves, and shooting. This is a great drill to use as a warm-up for practice. Drill: I. Dribbles O = players in equal lines in opposite corners of the court as shown ^ = cones or spots where the moves are performed The first player in line will dribble to the spots and … [Read more...]
Purpose: This drill is a continuous halfcourt 3 on 3 drill with players rotating quickly from offense to defense. It teaches players to react quickly and communicate effectively. Any aspect of basketball can be emphasized such as offense, defense, rebounding, passing, etc. Drill: 12 players get into 3 lines. Alternate jersey colors in each … [Read more...]
Purpose: Offensively, to work on ball handling, passing, and scoring in highly intense, pressure situation. Defensively, to work at on-ball defense, trapping, and double teaming. Drill: The basketball court is divided into 4 separate zones, as shown in the diagram. Place two defenders in each of the four zones. They must defend their zone, but … [Read more...]
Purpose: Work on and develop hustle, speed, aggressiveness and competitiveness. Drill: Two players in each corner. The first player on each side are one team (2 per team). A coach has a basketball in the middle of the court. The coach starts the drill with a call of 'GO' and throws the ball on the ground. All 4 players sprint and hustle for … [Read more...]