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.
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 perform a dribbling move, then change direction and dribble to the next spot. Once completed, go to the end of the opposite line.
2) pullback to crossover
3) behind the back
4) between the legs
This drill should be executed from both corners so that the players will work on going both left and right. This can be done the same day or on alternate days.
2) II. Combo Dribble with Shot
This portion of the ‘Daily Dozen’ begins with a line at halfcourt. The first player begins by dribbling down the sideline and performing a reverse dribble in the corner. Shots at ^3 and ^4 are taken after a reverse dribble at the elbow.
5) ^1 = Baseline jump shot
6) ^2 = Jump stop on block, power layup or short jumper
7) ^3 = Jumper at elbow
8) ^4 = Drive to basket from elbow reverse
9)^5 = Drive baseline for reverse layup
Variations: You could perform these with a different dribble-move than the reverse dribble.
3) III. Half Court Layups
This portion of the drill begins with a line at the halfcourt line, as shown. (It can also be performed fullcourt).
10) spin ball to 3-pt arc, catch on bounce, drive in strong for layup
11) same as #10 except jump stop on block, power layup or short jumper
12) same as #10 – #11 except go fullcourt or dribble fullcourt for set # of made shots or set time on clock.
Note: The drills performed are numbered here 1-12, hence the name “Daily Dozen”. There are many variations you can add to these to fit your program and/or philosophy.