This basketball ball handling workout is a set of 5 drills that will greatly enhance a player's ability and confidence in handling the basketball. Several of the drills also have the player go through multiple moves or options. The 5 ball handling drills in the .pdf below are: Ball Wraps Wrist Rockers Between-the-Legs Walks Full Court … [Read more...]
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Purpose: To work on shooting in a team practice setting or when 3 players are training together. A simple shooting drill that allows you to get up a high number of shots in a short time. Drill: Split into groups of three with each group at their own basket. For our example diagram, we are shooting from the elbows. One player starts on the left … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice pressure-filled, competitive free throw shooting. Also a drill/game that is a great way to end practice. Drill: Players line up around the free throw lane. The goal of the Free Throw Knockout Game is to eliminate players one at a time until there is only one player left. Each player will rotate through and shoot one free … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on perimeter and mid-range shooting, specifically after passing and stepping in to receive a return pass and take the jump shot. Drill: Passer on the wing. One line at the top, first two players in line have a basketball. The first player in line passes to the coach on the wing, steps in with a 1-2 step, receives the return pass … [Read more...]
Purpose: A drill to teach zone offense passing and movement skills that works on a variety of aspects such as feeding the high post, moving without the basketball, and catching at the ready to shoot. Drill: Two lines and a coach or passer needed for this drill. The coach stands at the elbow / free throw line area. One line starts at the top and … [Read more...]
Purpose: A competitive 2-on-2 rebounding drill useful for both offensive and defensive rebounding work. Drill: A coach or manager starts at the free throw / top of key area with the basketball. The offensive players start at the elbow areas with defenders. Coach shoots the basketball as O1 and O2 crash the boards for the rebound. They can go … [Read more...]
Purpose: For the offensive players to work on 3-on-2 fast break skills as well as 3-on-3 principles. For defensive players to work on playing solid defense and preventing the quick basket. Drill: The drill starts as shown in the diagram with three members of team 1 in a 3-on-2 situation against two defenders from team 2. As soon as the dribbler … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop fast break skills by having the offensive players work on scoring in transition from an advantage situation and to teach defensive players to hustle back on defense to stop the fast break. Drill: 5 players will line up across the baseline, as shown. A coach is in the painted area with the basketball. The inside 3 players are … [Read more...]
Purpose: This basketball shooting drill for perimeter players also develops several other fundamental skills such as feeding the low post, moving after passing to the low post, communication, and shooting quickly upon receiving a return pass. Drill: One line of players on the wing with a coach or manager in the low post. In our diagram, we … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on shooting utilizing shots that you will get against a zone defense, specifically when executing the inside-outside pass opposite. To help players learn the benefits of the 'pass opposite' when playing against a zone defense. Drill #1: Inside Outside Pass Opposite O1 passes to O4 in the low post. O4 turns and passes opposite to … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop the mindset and ability of 'crashing the glass' to go after offensive rebounds. Drill: A coach stands anywhere on the court with a basketball. The players line up at the free throw line. When the coach shoots the basketball, the first player in line goes after the rebound. The player must rebound the basketball in the air … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice the skill of blocking out and rebounding a missed free throw. All too often, coaches will remind players to "rebound" on a free throw or to "block out the shooter". Those are great reminders, but have you spent time and practiced rebounding free throws? This drill is designed to help your players learn to stop the shooting … [Read more...]