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...]
Speed & Conditioning Drills
The basketball drills below focus on the improvement of speed, agility, explosiveness, quickness, conditioning and other athletic movements that will not only improve your athleticism but also your overall basketball skills.
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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...]
Article by: Pat Anderson http://www.Online-Basketball-Drills.com One element of basketball that is often overlooked is mastering fundamental movement. Proper stance in starts, stops, and jumps will improve effectiveness and efficiency during the game. These drills for basketball will allow players to create muscle memory for correct stance and … [Read more...]
Purpose: To improve lateral quickness, agility, conditioning, and reaction. An especially good drill for developing footwork and quickness for inside players. Drill: Two people are needed for this drill, with at least one basketball. The player that will be executing the drill stands at the free throw line. The coach, or partner, has the … [Read more...]
'Bucketball' is a game I developed as something that could be played with a group or team to work on speed and conditioning without always having to run sprints, line, cone drills, etc. The term derived from some of the kids calling it 'bucketball' because I used a couple of buckets for the goals. Bucketball is really a combination of every … [Read more...]
This drill is taken from our book, The Complete Basketball Strength & Speed Program Purpose: To improve speed and accleration off the start. Also develops and improves reaction time. Great for basketball players to improve first-step quickness. Drill: Two people are needed for this drill. You will also need a ball or two (my preference is … [Read more...]
Purpose: To improve and develop explosive leg strength, conditioning, and reaction time. Drill: This drill requires a coach or additional person who can give the verbal commands. Position 1 - is a quarter-squat stance Position 2 - is a half-squat stance Position 3 - is a full-squat stance The drill begins with the athlete(s) assuming the … [Read more...]