Basketball drills for all skills

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Goal: to defend one pass away

Organization:

  • attackers use quarter of the field
  • try to get free with in-out or cut
  • first restore balance by occupying the 3 positions before cutting again
  • defender overplays when his man is playable with one pass
  • attacker can dribble
  • a waiting player counts down 20 seconds


Teaching Points:

  • hand in the passing line
  • front foot in the passing line
  • catch your man with your forearm
  • 3/4 of your attention on the man, 1/4 on the ball
  • NO help
  • change after x stops


Form of play:

  • each team gets 5x ball possession
  • who makes the most stops

Create a rectangular fieldTwo
teams: attackers / defenders

Players may only tap by pressing the ball on their backs

Learning point: quick passes move after your pass tight passes and quick passes


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Pass exercise from the four corners.

  • Two rows diagonally opposite each other have a ball
  • The other two rows start with diagonal pass towards the row diagonally opposite
  • They receive the ball in the middle
  • The passer cuts behind his/her own ball and receives it again
  • The players all start on the back line.
  • They run/jog to the opposite side doing a dribbling exercise.
  • The guard/chief indicates which exercise the players will do.
  • 2 rows on the center line and an outlet.
  • Right side starts with ball and runs lay-up and left side catches it as high as possible.
  • The catcher passes to the outlet and the outlet to the next man in the right row, etc.
  • After a desired number of scores, do the same on the other side.figure-circles
  • One person shoots free throws.
  • The other players stand in the rebound positions and try to get the ball by outboxing.
  • Every 2 free throws you rotate.
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    With 3 men on the back line and the middle one has the ball
  • The middle passes to a man and runs after the ball
  • The man in the middle passes to the man on the other side, who also runs after the ball.
  • They do this while running to the basket on the other side.
  • When someone is close enough to the basket, the man runs a lay-up.
  • He becomes the defender and the other two attackers must try to reach each other with a long ball.
  • The goal of the defender is to prevent the attackers from scoring.
  • If the attackers do not manage to score, they must do 5 push-ups.

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  • Centers + Guards + Forwards
  • U12 and up
  • 3 or more players
  • 1 ball - two baskets


Prerequisites:

  • players must be able to dribble and run a layup


Objective:

  • train running line flyer
  • build up speed
  • finish break under pressure


Organization:

  • player 1 dribbles the ball over the helpline to the other side and scores with a lay up
  • both other players chase and try to prevent the score
  • they start on the first dribble
  • Players 2 and 3 take the ball from the backline after scoring
  • and play 2 against 1 on the bucket at the other side
  • defender 1 tries to prevent scoring with a lay up


Teaching Points:

  • sprinting
  • push the ball at speed dribble
  • Instruct the defenders NOT to make unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • defender takes the charge Â- OR forces the dribbler to the side
  • tries to intercept the pass
  • gives the shot away and punches out the shooter
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  • Centers + Guards + Forwards
  • from U14
  • 2 or more players
  • 1 ball per pair
  • two baskets


Prerequisites:

  • players must be able to dribble a layup run


Objective:

  • to increase offensive creativity in 1v1


Organization:

  • player 1 passes the ball to 3 and gets it back immediately
  • 3 moves backwards
  • 1 dribbles straight at 3 and has to close the distance between both players
  • Unbalance and pass the defender
  • Full speed to the basket
  • Loser will defend, winner will attack
  • Play up to the 3 to keep the intensity high.


Teaching Points:

  • attacker must aggressively close the gap
  • Dribble straight at the defender.
  • throw the defender off balance with a feint.
  • Attacker should be unpredictable.
  • only choose which side to pass on at the last moment
  • Use feints in the dribble
  • after passing at full speed towards the basket cut off the defender by dribbling ON the line of the defender
  • basket
  • after the pass, the defender has to sprint at full speed to pressure the lay up
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