Purpose: To practice ball-handling, controlling, and protecting the basketball on the dribble. Also helps to develop vision and reaction. This is a fun youth basketball drill but can be used at any age (older kids will have fun because they probably played this when young). It's a fun way to end practice and also a great drill for camp … [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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Purpose: To work on rebounding, aggressiveness, and toughness in a competitive drill. Drill: Three players at a basket with a coach or manager and one basketball. The players set up as shown; one on each block and one in the middle of the lane. The coach 'shoots' the basketball off the rim and the three players go after the rebound. The player … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on making good, quick offensive and defensive transitions, especially when tired. To practice smart decision-making in transition. To practice dealing with chaotic and unplanned situations. To improve conditioning and build stamina. Drill: Divide into two teams for a full-court scrimmage. Five players from each team are on the … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice the offensive fast break and the the decision-making and finishing skills required. Also to practice defending the fast break from a disadvantage in numbers. Drill: Divide into two teams, one team on each sideline. The first three offensive players start at midcourt with one basketball. The first two defenders start in the … [Read more...]
Purpose: A continuous fast break drill that focuses on transition offense and defense and forces players to make quick decisions. Drill: The Team Blitz starts with a line of players along each sideline (team 1 and team 2). Three members of Team 1 start on the court at the top of the key area, middle player with the basketball. Two members of Team … [Read more...]
In this clinic video, Holger Geschwindner, mentor and shooting coach of German NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki, teaches fundamental shooting skills and drills. Take the time to watch this video and be ready to take notes! Coach Geschwindner does a fantastic job of breaking down shooting and scoring by improving upon footwork, balance, finishing … [Read more...]
Purpose: To have basketball players work on their jump shot in a competitive, team situation. This drill works on shooting in a competitive format where one team wins and one team loses. Drill: Split the players into two teams. Have team 1 line up at the elbow and team 2 at the other elbow. First player in each line has a basketball. On 'Go', … [Read more...]
This basketball shooting workout is specifically designed for players who play the forward position. The Forward Scoring Workout contains 7 shooting drills that emulate game-type scoring situations. The drills found in the .pdf below include: Contested Mikan Drill Quick Ups Mid-Range Consequence Shooting High Post Quick Reads Pick … [Read more...]
This set of college dual guard shooting drills are essentially scoring drills. 3 drills are designed to help basketball players work on scoring off of different types of cuts. Each drill is diagrammed to show how to execute it with a partner and in solo practice sessions. The 3 scoring drills in the .pdf below are: Shooting off of a slide or … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop both offensive and defensive rebounding skills. Particularly helps the defensive rebounder learn to react and recover against an offensive rebounder. Also helps offensive players learn to crash the boards and finish effectively when they gain control of an offensive rebound. Drill: A coach or shooter at the top with a … [Read more...]
The Kyrie Irving Scoring Workout is a series of 5 shooting drills that will help you become a better scorer. This series contains a variety of drills and moves so score off the dribble and off of screens like Kyrie Irving. The 5 scoring drills in the .pdf below are: Spin Move to Jump Shot Baseline Screen to Shot Attack the Hedge Iso … [Read more...]
Use this basketball shooting workout as a preseason workout for your players. It can even be used in the early season or during the season when you want to get in a good shooting session. Players can certainly perform this workout individually but if you have gym time and space available have all your players get involved. You can set it up in … [Read more...]