Basketball drills for all skills

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crosswalk

Prerequisites:
Players must master the basic technique of dribbling.

Objective:
to improve the dribble with the pocketed hand

Organization:

  • use half the field
  • players are only allowed to dribble with their weak hand
  • players are not allowed to pick up the ball
  • start with one ticker
  • the player who is tagged becomes a tagger and so on until there are only taggers left.


Teaching points:

  • look over the ball and oversee the field in front of you
  • bounce is hard


Variations:

  • take the ball outside the field with two hands, but then start with two hard bounces before going over.

under-the-buttocks

Requirements:
Players must be able to dribble away from the ball diagonally with one hand at the side

Preparatory exercise:
Dribble the ball from the left hand to the right hand with a flat bounce while standing behind the back

Goal
: practice changing speed and direction with the ball behind the body, while keeping the dribbler's field of vision on the part of the field in front of him

Organisation:

  • players dribble zigzagging between two lines along the length of the field
  • when reaching a longitudinal line, make a mini jump stop and behind the back dribble
  • change of direction and acceleration
  • when the first dribbler is at the extended free throw line, the next one starts


Teaching points:

  • look over the ball and survey the court in front of you
  • after the mini jump stop, feet side by side at shoulder width
  • Hand over the ball
  • Pass the ball with a flat bounce behind your back to the other hand
  • Change direction with a crossover step


Variations:

  • start left and right


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with-physical-resistance

Requirements:
players must be able to dribble with two balls at once

Objective:
To allow players to maintain control of the ball against physical resistance

Organization:

  • defender keeps his hands on the shoulders of the dribbler
  • he moves backwards along with the dribbler, but gives some resistance
  • across the width of the field, change at the sideline
  • equal or uneven dribbling
  • possibly a ladies ball in one hand and a men's ball in the other.


Teaching points:

  • Dribble with power from the wrist.

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Prerequisites:
Players should have a reasonable grasp of the basic technique of dribbling.

Objective:
to practice changing speed without changing direction

Organisation:

  • players dribble to a line
  • then make at least 2 dribbles on the spot
  • and accelerate
  • when the dribblers are at the free throw line, the next group starts
  • at the free throw line, make at least 2 dribbles on the spot
  • when the first group is past the free throw line, the next group starts
  • at the end of the court turn around and on the way back 3 hesitations again
  • players have to make sure that they don't bump into each other.


Teaching points:

  • look over the ball and survey the field in front of you
  • Keep the ball low during hesitations
  • Hand behind the ball when accelerating


Variations:

  • left and right hand
  • Dribble with 2 balls
  • Use dribbling goggles

change-hand-and-finish

Prerequisites:
master players crossover and behind the back

Objective:
to increase the speed of changing hands

Organization:

  • Place 5 pawns in a straight line from three-point line crossing extended free throw line towards crossing sideline and center line. The pawns are placed less than 1 metre apart.
  • players zigzag with a low crossover between the cones
  • finish with lay up
  • jump shot
  • push off jump shot
  • push off lay up


Teaching points:

  • look over the ball and survey the field in front of you
  • Leg on the side of the ball is in front
  • Hand over the ball
  • Crossover dribble is backwards in front of the body and low
  • with an open step in the other direction
  • always make a dribble in between
  • The ball is low
  • Bounce is flat and hard


Variations:

  • start left and right
  • Behind the back in position
  • Pawns on the defensive half and a defender on the offensive half, directly over the halfway line. Pass the defender with one of the practised moves

dribble-fundamentals

Prerequisites:
Players must master the basic technique of dribbling.

Objective:
to improve the different dribbling techniques

Organisation:

  • Players dribble back and forth across the field twice and then get a new assignment.
  • and then get a new assignment


Tips:

  • build up the level of difficulty: during the training, but also during the season
  • If necessary, differentiate within the group; for example beginners do once a between the legs and advanced 4x


Techniques and teaching points:

  • between the legs (leg on the side of the ball is back hand over the ball dribble is backwards diagonally between the legs and change direction low with a crossover step)
  • Under the buttocks (after the mini jump stop the feet are next to each other at shoulder width hand over the ball fetch the ball with a flat bounce behind the back to the other hand with an open step changing direction)
  • Behind the back (leg on the side of the ball is in front hand over the ball pass the ball with a quick movement behind the back hand with the ball so far through the hand that the wrist touches the hip on the other side. The ball will then hit the ground well in front of the body)
  • Fake cross over (leg on the ball side is on the ground hand on the outside over the ball shoulders and front foot move short and fast to the free hand hand turns with a quick movement over the ball to the inside dribble the ball diagonally to the outside continued with an open step)


General

  • look over the ball and survey the field in front of you
  • The bounce is hard
  • The ball is low
  • Dribble with your wrist
  • A change of hand is ALWAYS accompanied by a change of direction and speed
  • Even after a feint, always change direction and accelerate


Variations:

  • increase the number of times you make a movement: e.g. back and forth 3x between the legs dribble
  • OR always 2 between the dribbles and then a between the legs dribble
  • combine techniques, e.g. an between the legs dribble directly followed by a under the buttocks dribble
  • start with different dribble starts: cross over step, open step, jab step
  • Let these be preceded by a fake shot, fake pass etc.
  • always stop at the sideline with a jump stop, lire or reli, followed by a half turn. The players then make
  • then 4 stops and 4 dribble starts


Two balls:

  • each player has two balls (also possible with a miniball for the strong hand and a men's ball for the weak hand)
  • go back and forth 2 times, keep dribbling at the turning points
  • always start from standstill with 5 hard, simultaneous dribbles
  • vary equal/different hip, knee and ankle height


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crossover-1

Prerequisites:
players must have a reasonable grasp of the basic technique of dribbling

Objective:
practice speed change and direction change with the ball in front

Organization:

  • players dribble zigzagging between two lines along the length of the field
  • when they reach a longitudinal line, they make a crossover dribble
  • change direction and accelerate
  • when the first dribbler reaches the extended free throw line, the next one starts


Teaching points:

  • look over the ball and survey the court in front of you
  • Leg on the side of the ball is in front
  • hand over the ball
  • crossover dribble is backwards in front of the body and low
  • with an open step in the other direction


Variations:
dribble goggles use

between-the-legs-1

Prerequisites:

  • Players should have a reasonable grasp of the basic technique of dribbling.


Objective:
practice speed change and change of direction with the ball between the legs

Organization:

  • players dribble zigzagging between two lines along the length of the field
  • when they reach a longitudinal line with their foot, they make a dribble between the legs, changing direction and accelerating
  • when the first dribbler is at the extended free throw line, the next one starts


Teaching points:

  • look over the ball and survey the court in front of you
  • stop with a jump in 2 TR
  • Leg on the side of the ball is behind
  • Hand over the ball
  • dribble backwards between the legs and low
  • with a crossover step in the other direction


Variations:
use dribbling goggles





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behind-the-back-2

Requirements:

  • Players must be able to dribble away diagonally with one hand on the side of the ball


Preparatory exercise:

  • two players stand next to the free throw line, both feet pointing to the back line.Pass to each other with a bounce pass behind the back


Objective:
To practice speed change and direction change with the ball behind the body, while keeping the dribbler's field of vision focused on the part of the field in front of him

Organisation:

  • players dribble zigzagging between two lines along the length of the field
  • when their foot reaches a longitudinal line, they make a behind-the-back dribble
  • change direction and accelerate
  • when the first dribbler is at the extended free throw line, the next one starts
  • Teaching points:
  • look over the ball and survey the court in front of you
  • Leg on the side of the ball is in front
  • hand over the ball
  • Pass the ball with a quick movement behind your back
  • Pull the hand with the ball through so far that the wrist touches the hip on the other side The ball then hits the ground well in front of the body, matching the speed at which the dribbler is moving, so that it bounces exactly into the other hand.
  • direction change is often less than 90 degrees

Variations:Â-

  • Start left and right
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