Basketball drills for all skills
players must master the layup at full speed
on a stray ball and be able to finish the next 1 against 1
- the trainer stands in the middle of the bucket and has the ball
- Two players on the elbow are only allowed to look straight ahead.
- trainer passes between the players
- they may only move when they see the ball
- the player who captures the ball scores on the opposite basket
- the other player tries to prevent this
- the coach makes his passes so hard that the players have to sprint to keep the ball in.
- n.b. the defender must not make any mistakes due to the risk of injuries
- speed of action
- do not let the defender distract you
- have players start sitting or lying down
- Put two players next to each other on the elbow, or with their backs against each other. Then play 2 against 2
- machine gun at players' elbows
- We're gonna dribble!
- Dribble the ball from left to right.
- With feints in between. High. Low. Fast and slow.
- Look closely at the options you have.
- The planet Saturn is the planet with the rings.
- So can you guess how the Saturn exercise goes?
- Spin the ball around your left leg, your right leg and around both legs.
- There is no dribbling involved, but this exercise is very good for your hand-eye coordination.
- There are rows of players on both sidelines.
- The front player of each row has a basketball.
- These players dribble to the sideline on the other side and play the ball with a bounce pass to the second player in the row who is now automatically in front.
- The first player closes in behind and the second player now dribbles across.
- The players practise the overhead pass (with 2 hands, from above the head) and vary the distance
- Players stand in a circle with 1 player in the middle.
- One player starts and throws the ball with a chest pass to the player in the middle.
- Then the first player runs after the ball to the middle.
- The player in the middle throws the ball to the next player in the circle and then runs after them etc.
- The players stand in a circle and pass the ball to each other.
- They are free to choose who they throw to and which pass variant they use.
- To make the exercise more difficult more basketballs can be used.
- The players stand around the bucket or on the free throw line and try to score in the basket.
- Vary their position and distance.
- Players dribble from the center line to the free throw line and try to score from there within 5 seconds.
- Two players throw the ball to each other, the ball may bounce.
- To make it more difficult the bouncing can be omitted.
- Also vary the distance.
- The players stand in a circle and throw the ball to each other.
- They are not allowed to touch the ground.
- Try this with a player in the middle who is trying to intercept.
- If the ball is intercepted, the player who threw the ball stands in the middle.
- The players bounce the ball on the spot.
- Make sure the hand is always on the ball so the ball is pushed down (so not hit down).
- The players sink through their knees so they are low to the ground and the ball bounces faster.
- Then the players stretch their knees again. Repeat several times.
- The players dribble through each other, changing direction all the time so that they are criss-crossing each other.
- The players must try not to touch each other.
- The players try to guide the ball along a route whilst dribbling.
- For example slalom around cones or over benches (at your own discretion).
- Divide the players into two groups.
- The group without the ball tries to tap the player in the other group with the ball.
- As soon as they have touched the player with the ball, the ball is theirs.
- The player with the ball therefore tries to pass the ball on to a teammate as quickly as possible.
- Touching someone with a ball gives a point. The team that scores ten points first wins.
- They are simple but fun basketball games for children with a number of advantages:
- The children get more ball feeling
- The children learn how to aim the basketball
- The children learn to dribble well
- The children develop team spirit and learn to work together
- The children move in the indoor gym or on the outdoor sports field
Ideal for training, lessons and fun activities.
- Set up a course with running boards, bridges, hoops and cones and have the kids dribble down the course.
- You can make it as difficult as you like. The child who completes the course in the shortest time wins.