Basketball drills for all skills

  • Two players with one ball.
  • Both players have the ball in their hands and start pulling hard to get the ball loose from the other.
  • Best of 3 loser 5 push-ups.
  • 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.
  • 4 things you can do after passing:
    • Ball-screen.
    • Screen away.
    • Cut to the basket (example: give and go, or back-cut). Back cut if the defender is denying the pass.
    • V-cut and pop back outside for the return pass and outside shot.
  • Rules without the ball:
    • If you have an under-play (defender sagging off), pop out to spread the defense.
    • If you have an overplay (being denied), backcut.
    • Someone dribbling at you, backcut (except for the weave plays).
    • Fill the open spot when a teammate cuts inside.
    • When someone dribble-penetrates, relocate.
    • Screen away, and pop out.
    • The most important rule is to keep moving.

3 players, 2 balls

  • 2 shoot, 1 goes out, rebound, and pass
  • Same, but now go to your strength, and shoot
  • Same but now go to your cross


  • Call names, call for ball => don't pass if they don't call your name
  • Be ready! Tripple threat
  • Step into the shot
  • Game speed, over exagerate
  • Everyone a ball, line up in a large circle.
  • Trainer shows the exercise, players follow:
    • Spread out, rolling the ball in an 8-shape between the legs
    • Roll the ball around your waist, head legs (change direction)
    • Dribble with left, right, change hands.
    • Dribble with the whole group (rhythm exercise, all in rhythm!)
    • Dribble between your legs
    • Dribble behind your back
    • Shot movement upwards (extend arm, point, catch)
    • Spreading stance (move the ball in an 8-shape without touching the ground)
    • Ball above your head, passing with fingertips from left to right

  • Players stand in a circle (max 5) and in the middle 1 pylon with a small circle around it.
  • One defender who is not allowed to enter the small circle and has to defend the pylon
  • The players around must play together to hit the pylon
  • Pairs face each other.
  • Ball between them.
  • Players stand with their hands behind their backs.
  • As soon as BAL is called they try to grab the ball as fast as possible.
  • Who catches it first, wins.
  • In the field there are all sorts of obstacles, such as mats, hoops and cones.
  • The trainer walks in front along these obstacles, the children follow him.
  • Variation
    • The children walk in pairs along the obstacles.
    • They walk backwards.
    • They walk with sideways steps.
  • The children walk in pairs through the room.
  • One child tries to follow the other.
  • Variation
  • The child in front has to change pace suddenly.
  • The child in front has to change direction sharply.
  • Groups of four or five children.
  • Groups of four or five children and on signal the back one sprints to the front and then indicates the track.
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