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- rebounder (1) passes to outlet (2)
- and runs behind the outlet along the sideline to the other side to get the ball back for a layup.
- Outlet (2) passes to a man in center circle (3),
- He then dribbles to approx. the 3-point line and plays a bounce pass to (1) for lay-up.
- (3) takes the rebound and is becomes (1) at the opposite site of the field
- With 10 persons or more, include one (4) in the far corner.
- In that case, (3) passes to (4), which then gives a bounce pass to (1)
- and then grabs the rebound and becomes (1).
This exercise helps players with their conditioning and their ability to shoot a ball while running as well as when they are tired.
1. break up your team into three groups of four players each. One group is located on each baseline and one group is in the middle of the court, as shown in the picture.
2. The four players on the center line must spread out along the center line.
3. the groups of four players standing on the baselines each get a basketball.
4. When the whistle sounds, the players in the middle run to the baseline and ask for a ball that is passed to them by a player on the baseline.
5. The player then catches the ball, shoots at the nearest basket and retrieves his own rebound.
6. The person who has passed the ball runs to the other end of the court and gets a pass from the other baseline and the rotation continues.
- players should be reminded to work hard in this exercise for conditioning purposes.
- They should also give a target for passing the ball and use appropriate footwork and shooting techniques.
- Make sure that the passes are clean and good
- The type of scoring can be varied in this exercise (3-point, mid-range, lay-ups, etc.)
- Give the players a certain time and a goal for the number of points to be made.
- This can be varied depending on the ability of the team or the time you have available.
- Place some baskets down.
- Large, small, high and low baskets.
- Always let two players get as many points as possible by throwing the basketball into the baskets.
- The smallest basket that is furthest away awards the most points.
- The biggest basket that is closest is worth less points.
- Whoever scores 10 points first wins
- This basketball game can also be played with hoops on the ground.
- A good exercise to learn how to aim.
- The teacher places 2 pilons.
- See floor plan for the precise location, keep the basketball lines.
- The teacher divides the students into 2 teams and each team stands behind a pilon.
- The teams have to shoot the ball from the pilon into the basket.
- When a student has shot, he/she picks up the ball, gives/passes the ball to the next in line and connects to the back of the line again.
- Every ball that goes into the basket is a point.
- The team that scored 5 points first wins.
- Depends on the number of balls.
- In pairs or alone
- When alone:
- Start at your position, dribble across the basket.
- Set or Jumpshot from your position (Guard, forward, center).
- Up to 8 points.
- In pairs:
- Start at your position, pass to the opposite side of the basket.
- Last pass should be good so that shooter in jumpshot is ready for his/her shot.
- Up to 4 points per player.
- Losers: Slides over the width of the pitch, 1x back and forth.
- Two rows at the three-point line, extended freethrow line.
- 1 row with ball(s). Player row 1 makes quick cut through the bucket.
- Pass row 2 to player row 1.
- Jump stop just past the ring.
- About 1m of basket. Fakeshot.
- Pivoting and reverse lay-up.
- Turn pivot foot around defender. (Keep the defender in the back). 1 shot attempt.
- On 2 baskets at the same time depending on the number of players.
- 1 row of players stands in the corner at the 3-point line without ball. (A)
- 1 row of players stands 1 meter outside the bucket and 1 meter below the free throwing line with ball. (B)
- A runs to edge of the bucket on baseline and blocks (fictional). (2 pilons)
- Cuts to head of the bucket, turns in with right foot, gets pass from B. B follows the pass.
- Defense. A takes shot/ lay-up...
- B moves to row A. Player A catches his own ball and connects in row B.
- Left and right, basic drill for pick & roll offense.
- Can be played with 2 baskets.
- Team with 3 balls in a row on the freethrow line.
- First one shoots,
- second one shoots,
- If the previous player misses, the next player can shoot him out of the game.
- If you miss your shot, quickly finish under the basket.
- If the player behind it scores, the next player is out.
- Until one remains.
- With 3 balls, faster, more effective than with 2.
- 2 baskets, minimum 5 players per basket needed.
- 1 player left sideline (A) extended free throw line. 1 right (B) same but with ball.
- 1/2 (C) players under the basket. 1 player C sets up on free throw line. Helpside defense stands.
- This player defends striker coming in from left (A) to get ball from passer (B) right.
- Stealing ball, 1 v 1. Attacker scores, back to A. If they do not score, back to B.
- B joins C after passing.
- Two men around the bucket for defense
- Three attackers:
- Attacker 1 passes the ball to attacker 2
- All three attackers pass the ball around until one sees a gap and can get into the bucket
- He adjusts the ball and tries to score
- Up to 5 points, then switch roles and the attacker who has scored least stays in the attack.
- The players divide themselves over 2 or 3 lines (depending on the number of players), 1 rebounder is under the ring,
- 1 ball per line.
- The first player takes the shot -> rebounder takes the ball (without colliding on the ground) and passes to the person standing in the line of the shooter.
- The person who has taken the shot prepares for the rebound of the next shooter.
- Stopping two feet together, pivoting, lay-up and jumpshot must be known
- When passing, jump towards the ball with feet coming down correctly to start the next movement. (pivoting, start dribble)
1. Coach gives passes from position 1, alternating left and right from under the basket. Give passes where jump-to-the-ball applies.
2. Player starts under the basket (2 groups of 5 to 6 players, of which two/group have a ball) ==> fast; explosive exercise.
3. Run to cone under the basket and quickly pushes himself away towards the cone at spot 2 or 3.
4. Makes movement from the cone to the ball to get the pass and perform a jump-to-the-ball.
5. After getting the ball pivot and attack towards the basket (first lay-up, then shot)
6. After finishing, change sides and pass the ball
- Rapid explosive movement when running free
- correct ball acceptance (show hands) and foot placement
- pivoting and fast attacks without running errors
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