Basketball drills for all skills


  • Stand with the whole group in a circle in the middle of the field (doesn't matter much where in the field, but this is easy)
  • Make sure each player has 1 ball.
  • Dribble normal (hip height)
  • Dribble low (below knee)
  • Dribble extremely low (bounce no higher than ankle height)
  • Dribble low (below knee)
  • Dribble normal (hip height)
  • Dribble extremely high (above shoulder)
  • Dribble normal (hip height)
  • Have the players dribble
  • Now have the players dribble standing up
  • Have the players now dribbling sitting down again
  • Players now dribble between their legs
  • Have them stand again, and make 8s between their legs, then ball around waist as fast as possible, then the other way.
  1. Each part can be done with both hands
  2. The coach acts as an example.
Ball skills
  • Turning 8s through the legs
  • Tipping between the fingers
  • Circling, ball around waist, or head, or legs, or any combination thereof


3 players:
  • Head bucket passes to left or right and cuts through the middle of the ball
  • Put down 4 pylons
  • 2 players with ball under the basket.
  • Throw ball against board and pass oullet (get ball back, pass again and make layup, then goes to other side)
  • Passer runs to next pylon (preferably 2 men per pylon)
  • Last passer grabs rebound and starts with ball against board.
  • 2 tally facing basket on starting line with man with ball behind, bounce left or right.
  • First takes ball and shoots, then with crossdrible. Up to 7
  • Then with back to basket, shot at elbow, then with cross and then with cross and turn
This exercise is designed to defend the cutting-in man.

  • 1 passer in the center circle with defender
  • 1 attacker and defender at forward positions
  • Guard starts dribbling and passes to forward (lets the ball arrive, then defends full on forward)
  • At that moment, the defender makes a jump-to-the-ball
  • And runs along in denial --> guard cuts in from the strong side



2 men on lowpost and 2 along penalty throw line
Doubles screen on man in corner


Everyone a ball and spread over the length of the field

  • Dribble back and forth (jump stop, pivot across, or keep on dribbling)
  • Warmingup: start slow, 50, 70, 100%

  • Dribble left back, right back
  • 2x left, 2x right
  • Roll the ball on the ground (make 8)
  • Ball fixed and jump with 2 legs
  • The Crab
  • Between the legs (high and low)
  • Tapping lines on the way

  • On the way 5x push-ups, 10 abdominal crunches, 30 secs taps
  • Low dribble (fast left/right),
  • High dribble with hop, backwards.
  • Behind the back, turn on axis,

  • Stationary: through the legs (step out, dribble, step back), 8-step low dribble, behind your back,


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