Basketball drills for all skills

  • Players in a row on the free throw line or for U10 and U12 a bit closer to the basket (put down pilons).
  • First two players have a ball.
  • Player 1 tries to shoot. 
  • When the ball is thrown, player 2 may also shoot.
  • If the player misses, go for the rebound as fast as possible, try to score from the area where the rebound is picked up (if it is behind the baseline, dribble in a bit).
  • If player 2 scores before player 1, player 1 is finished and is not allowed to play again.
  • After a goal is scored, pass as soon as possible to player 3 plays so that he can 'kill' his predecessor.
  • Connect yourself at the back of the row.
  • Play on until there is 1 player left. 
  • Note that the player who has to be played has to get out at the right side to be able to play. And that the scorer rebounds the ball as fast as possible and plays it back with a good tight pass.

  • A line with the ball on the head of the bucket.
  • A row behind the freethrow line on the right.
  • Player on the head passes the ball to the forward on the side.
  • The forward makes a strong drive to the basket.
  • The player on the head goes for the rebound.
  • Set-up. Two equal lines.
  • The first player in each line DOES NOT have a basketball.
  • The Activity - begins with the first player in line making a "V-Cut" at the baseline and pops back out to about 12 feet away from the basket and calls for the ball by showing ten fingers to player #2.
  • Player #2 passes the ball to player #1.
  • Player #1 shoots and gets his own rebound.
  • Player #1 then goes to the back of the line giving his ball to #4.
  • Since player#2 gave his ball to player #1, he now makes a V-cut to the baseline and the activity repeats itself.
  • Coaching Points- Catch and square up to the basket.
  • Passing - 50 Passes
  • Set-up - Two equal teams out on the court.
  • The Object - To make a total of 50 passes.
  • Does not have to be consecutive.
  • The Game - teams play keep away by passing the ball back and forth to team mates.
  • No dribbling is allowed.
  • First team to make a total of 50 passes wins.
  • Set-up.
  • Two lines facing the basket.
  • One line is the Layup line, the other line is the rebounding line.
  • First two players in the playup line have a basketball.
  • The drill - First player in line with a ball dribbles the ball to shoot a lay-up.
  • Shooter joins rebounding line.
  • Rebounder joins shooting line.
  • Coaching point- Aim ball and push it in small square on the back board.
  • Set-up.
  • Have players line up on the baseline and assign the players numbers.
  • The Drill - the coach rolls or tosses a ball to the center of half court and calls out a number.
  • In this case, #4.
  • The two players assigned #4 attack the basketball, the player the wins the ball first is on offense and tries to score on the basket by the coach.
  • Players are allowed one shot.
  • Variations - Call two numbers.


Full court shooting and running. Condition and shooting

  • Four or more players are in a circle
  • One or two defenders are in the middle
  • The players wil pass to each other and the middle defenders try to catch the ball
  • Players in the circle cannot pass to the person directly next to him (because otherwise the ball will not go through the middle)
  • If the ball is catched, he will change place with the person who threw the ball
  • Repeat ten times
  • Any pass is legit
  • Two lines, 
    • one a meter behind mid-court, 
    • other behind circle on defense side.
  • Two balls in middle
  • Two hard dribbles, jump stop, pass for layup.