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Basketball drills

  • Take a lap around the field. On the long sides jog, on the short sides walk.
  • Stand upright, feet hip-width apart. Make 20 squats at slow pace.
  • Stand upright, feet hip-width apart. Make 20 jump squats. Begin with arms extended above your head. To add extra power to the jump; Drop your arms along your body while bending your knees. Swing the arms through to the back and jump while moving your arms back forward and up. Keep your back straight, hips back, feet flat on the ground.
  • Do lunges in three positions per leg. Basic position; stand upright with your feet slightly apart.
    • Put your right leg straight ahead and bend the knee 90 degrees. Your left knee as close to the ground as possible; come up.
    • Put your right leg, with the foot turned slightly forward to the right side. Bend your left knee. Return to base position.
    • Put your right leg back, bend your left knee. Return to base position.
    • Put your left leg straight ahead and bend the knee 90 degrees. Your right knee as close to the ground as possible; come up.
    • Put your left leg, with the foot turned slightly forward to the left side. Bend your right knee. Return to base position.
    • Put your left leg back, bend your right knee. Return to base position.
  • Make a lap along the field. On the long sides jog. On the short sides sprint.
  • Starting lineup:
    • 5 players on one side of the field
    • 5 players on the other side of the field
    • 1 ball
  • Conduct:
    • Play 1 against 0
    • Play 2 against 1
    • Play 3 against 2
    • Play 4 against 3
    • Play 5 against 4
    • Games 5 against 5
  • Progression:
    • 30 seconds rest before the next session starts
    • Play this 5 times in a row until everyone has started once
    • Play 6 against 6 if there are 12 of us
  • Regression:
    • Play this 1 time
drawing 1 vs. 0 to 5 vs. 5
  • Starting lineup:
    • 1 player guard
    • 1 player right forward
    • Rest players under goal
  • Progression:
    • Player under goal passes to the right forward
    • Player under goal does a close out
    • Right forward passes to the guard
    • Right forward cuts in front of player doing close out -front cut
    • Guard passes to right forward
    • Right forward does a lay-up
    • UPDATE
    • Player under goal passes to guard
    • Player under goal does a close out
    • Guard passes to right forward
    • Guard cuts in front of player doing close out -front cut
    • Forward passes to the guard
    • Guard does a layup
  • Progression:
    • With enough players, split the group into 2
    • Player cuts behind the player doing close out -rear cut
drawing Pass and front/rear cut
  • In groups of 3.
  • One player passes to himself through the board, takes the rebound and gives an outlet pass by pivoting well.
  • Second player receives the outlet pass and gives it to the third who was behind the first.
  • Everyone slides through.
  • Practice continues continuously.
drawing Outlet - drill
  • The ball starts in the middle.
  • The blue player stays in the middle and always grabs the rebound on both sides of the court. He passes the ball to the outlet.
  • The white player at the outlet passes the ball to the red player on the other side of the court and runs to the Free throw line.
  • The red player runs the layup and becomes the new outlet.
  • Blue grabs the rebound and passes to the outlet, red.
  • Meanwhile, the white player has run back to receive the ball from red and run a layup.
  • The blue rebounder makes sure the ball doesn't hit the floor!

    An intense drill for:
    - fitness
    - team building
    - perseverance
    - passing

    Variations:
    - make x number of scores
    - x number of scores in a row

    IMPORTANT: build well

    To make it easier:
    - Ball may bounce once on rebound anyway
    - The outlet may first set 1 or 2 dribbles before the long pass
drawing Side line fast break drill
  • The players are divided into 4 corners,
  • Every 2nd player in line has a ball.
  • 2 players start and run diagonally across the field.
  • At the 3-point line they receive the pass.
  • Front to goal, feint, crossover to the ring and connect in the opposite corner.
  • The passers in turn run diagonally to the other side.
drawing First step drill
  • Starting lineup:
    • 1 defender at the level of the free throw line
    • Rest of the players in the middle of the center line
    • Ball at the center line
  • Progression:
    • Player dribbles forcefully to in front of the free throw line and takes a shot
    • Defense moves but does not prevent the shot
    • Shotter takes own rebound and rejoins in the back
    • Defense stays standing x number of times
  • Progression:
    • Defense comes up
    • Offense does a crossover and takes a layup
    • Extra defender on the lay-up
drawing Shooting drill middle
Players are lined up in 2 rows.
  • First player in the corner has no ball and starts with a feint-cut to the wing.
  • Then he runs backdoor and receives the pass from the player on the wing.
  • The latter makes the same feint to the top.
  • Then he also cuts backdoor and receives the pass from the corner.
drawing Backdoor drill
  • 4 players stand fixed at the elbow of the bucket.
  • Other players stand in the 2 right corners of the court.
  • Get across in 2 give & go's, possibly with short dribble and finish with lay-up.
drawing Give & Go drill
  • Players are lined up in 5 lines.
  • The first line has a ball, the others do not.
  • 3 defenders are lined up in the 3 circles and must try to intercept passes.
  • After a pass you join the row you gave the pass to.
  • The last one finishes with a layup and comes back with the ball.
drawing Pass exercise with defense
  • Starting lineup
    • 1 group left end line
    • 1 group middle end line
    • 1 group right end line
    • Balls in the middle
  • Progression:
    • Player in the middle passes to player left
    • Player on the left passes back to player in the middle
    • Player in the middle passes to the right
    • Player on the right does a layup and runs through to the other side
    • Player in the middle runs around the cone on the right side and returns that way
    • Player on the left takes the rebound and runs down the middle
    • Play the same to the other side
drawing Lakers lay-up drill
  • Starting lineup:
    • 1 player sideline at free throw line level
    • 1 player baseline at the bucket
    • Players baseline with ball

  • Sequence:
    • Player baseline gives an arch pass to the player on the sideline
    • Player sideline catches the ball, sprints and makes a lay-up
    • Player baseline runs after player
    • After 10 minutes of free throws
    • Everyone baseline, 1 player makes a free throw
    • If missed, everyone except shotter runs to the center line and back

  • Progression:
    • Return with passive defense, step slide
    • Give player sideline less lead
    • Score 2 free throws in a row

  • Regression:
    • Giving player sideline more lead
drawing Competitive layups