Purpose: To work on shooting the layup. More specifically, to develop the skill of going up strong after securing an offensive rebound. Drill: A player and a basketball at each basket. If needed, place a few players at each basket. They can simply rotate taking turns. The player tosses the ball high off the backboard and jumps for the rebound. … [Read more...]
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Purpose: To develop the foundation of your transition offense by practicing the outlet pass and full court finish. Also a useful conditioning drill. Drill: Two players and two coaches or managers are needed for this drill. The players start as shown (O1 by the backboard with the ball and O2 in the outlet area on the wing). A coach or manager … [Read more...]
Purpose: To improve passing, communicating, and conditioning. Drill: Players form three lines; one at a baseline and two lines at about the free throw line extended on the same side of the court. The 4 Passes Drill is performed as follows: O1 tosses ball off backboard, rebounds it, throws an outlet pass to O2, then sprints down the lane line … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on short passes and long passes in a game speed setting. Also develops concentration and focus. Drill: Form two lines on the baseline at the lane lines as shown. Each player in one line has a basketball. The first two players begin by passing the ball back and forth without dribbling or traveling. When they reach the opposite … [Read more...]
Purpose: To improve a post player's jump shooting ability by working on game shots from game spots (also great for young players). The focus of this drill is to concentrate on form and technique rather than speed. Drill: The player begins at spot 'A' as shown in the diagram. The player will shoot 10 consecutive shots from spot 'A'. On a made … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop the chest pass, overhead pass, and baseball pass. Also develops and improves hand/eye coordination, wrist and arm strength, quickness in passing, and catching hard passes. Drill: The drill begins with the player standing about 2 feet away from a wall or toss-back machine. The player throws a hard chest pass against the wall … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop rebounding skills in a competitive environment. Offensive players will also work on finishing after getting a rebound and defensive players work on outlet passing after rebounding. Drill: Two offensive players line up outside the lane with two defensive players ready to block them out. A coach or manager tosses the basketball … [Read more...]
Purpose: To improve shooting technique and confidence through a competitive shooting drill. The competition and pressure will help the shooter become more poised and confident. Drill: This is a 2-person shooting drill with one player shooting and the other contesting the shot (without touching ball or shooter). The shooter takes three consecutive … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop the drop step, pump fake, and power layup. Drill: 2 basketballs and 2 players per basket. Place a basketball on each block. O1 begins by stepping to the ball and picking it up off the ground. Upon grabbing the ball, he performs a drop step, two pump fakes, and then shoots a power layup. O2 grabs the rebound and places the … [Read more...]
Purpose: Develop post passing skills and teach patience with the basketball. Drill: When a player receives the basketball, he has a total of 12 seconds until he must get rid of it. He has 4 seconds once he catches the ball, 4 seconds to dribble the ball, and 4 more seconds after he picks up his dribble. This drill teaches the 4-4-4 concept in … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on shooting the jump shot off the dribble. Develop the skill of executing the pull-up as a help defender is closing in. Drill: O1 begins by dribbling toward the free throw line. X1 cuts over to a good defensive position between O1 and the basket, forcing the pull-up shot. O1 stops and shoots the jump shot. X2 retrieves the … [Read more...]
This is a good free throw drill to utilize when you are stressing conditioning, particularly in the preseason or early season. Divide the team as desired at the available baskets in your gym. The rules are simple and as follows: Each time a players steps to the line, he will shoot a one-and-one (or bonus) situation. If he misses the first … [Read more...]