Basketball drills for all skills

  • Place a row of cones and give each child its own basketball.
  • The children are challenged to dribble around the cones.
  • They are not allowed to hit the cones and they are not allowed to lose their ball.
  • The children follow each other quietly. The pace is gradually increased.
  • When the children get more ball control, put another row of cones parallel to the first row.
  • Let the children play a game: the first one who manages to dribble around the cones without a fault has won.
  • Let the winners play against each other, until only one winner remains.
  • A good basketball exercise for more ball control.

Competition form.

  • 2 groups against each other.
  • You have to make 15 good lay-ups with your group.
  • If you succeed, you sit down and you've won.
  • As an extension of this, in two minutes you have to make as many lay-ups as possible with your group.
  • At least 3 balls per group so you don't have to wait for the ball.
  • The lay-up must at least have a two step rhythm otherwise it does not count.
  • Approximately 4 to 5 minutes.



Feint exercise

  • Walk towards the defender, move your left foot to the left, as if you were passing the defender on the left
  • Immediately afterwards, move your left foot to the right and get the ball very low from your left hand to your right hand, so that your back is facing your opponent
  • Now dribble on and score with the lay-up


  • The attackers are not allowed to move from their spot.
  • They play the ball around and if they get the chance, they try to score
  • The defenders have to run They try to prevent a goal from being scored
  • When defenders are too static and stand by an attacker, you can do 3 things
    • Or force the defenders to run by telling at least one of them to run towards the attacker with the ball
    • Or tell the attackers they can take 2 steps.
    • Or draw a square on the ground where the attackers can move.
    • After 5 attempts, the defenders change with 2 new defenders.


  • Half of the basketball players have a ball.
  • These basketball players dribble all over the room.
  • On the whistle they pass the ball to someone they first made eye contact with.
  • The pass they use to do so is up to them.
  • Choose the pass that is best in the situation.
  • If you are close to the ball, do not pass.


  • We are going to work on two baskets and therefore also in 2 groups.
  • (How many groups you make depends on the number of baskets. More baskets means more groups).
  • Half of a group stands approximately on the center line on the right side of the basket.
  • The other half starts on the left side just beside the basket.
  • These persons have the ball and throw the ball to the person on the center line.
  • This person dribbles the ball to the basket, makes a lay-up, catches the ball and joins the line next to the basket.




  • Centers + Guards + Forwards
  • 3 Players
  • 1 ball
  • -a basket
  • -2 Cones

Requirements :

Players must be able to dribble and run a layup

Goal :

  • To finish off an overtime situation in 2-man break.
  • train outlet pass
  • to train running line flyer



  • the defender throws the ball against the board, left or right of the ring
  • the attacker on the side of the board takes the outlet position and asks for the ball.
  • The flyer sprints away towards the middle line.
  • Flyer sprints around the pawn back to the basket.
  • outlet dribbles as fast as possible around the other pawn
  • the passer sprints to the centre circle, but has 1 foot in there and then goes to defend.
  • attackers have 1 goal attempt and max 2 passes.
  • the attacker who misses becomes the defender.

Teaching points

  • the defender NOT to make any unsportsmanlike mistakes
  • defender takes the charge or forces the dribbler to the side of the pitch
  • Make two teams and provide two thick mats.
  • The goal is to push the thick mat with your team to the other side.
  • After each push you have to return to the starting line.
  • So the smartest thing to do is to make a run for it with your whole team and push against the mat at the same time.
  • Make two teams.
  • The goal is to get the ball to the other side of the line.
  • You do this by standing in plank position and then pushing the ball to the other person who is standing further down in plank position.
  • Then you run to the front and stand in a holding position and wait for the ball to come.
  • The team that gets to the other side first wins.
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