Basketball drills for attack / offense


1. The players dribble to the pole and pass it with a cross over.

2. Then the player dribbles towards the bucket. 

3. The player finishes with a Euro step, passing the pilons. 

4. Possibly a defender can run in from the baseline, the attacker has to pass the defender.


  • Centers + Guards + Forwards - starting from U12
  • 2 or more players
  • 1 ball per pair
  • two baskets


  • Performing a layup while running and receiving a pass


  • Speed dribble along the sideline because it is the shortest route to the other side
  • pass and catch at speed 


  • player shoots a free throw and takes the rebound
  • catch the ball as high as possible
  • 3 sprints to the outlet position and calls
  • passes with an overhead pass to the outlet
  • the man with the ball dribbles along the sideline as fast as possible 
  • the man with the ball passes to the one who shot
  • gets the pass at full speed
  • and makes the layup without a dribble

Teaching Points:

  • Sprinting
  • communication
  • correct dribble start
  • pushing the ball at speed dribble
  • dribbler should see where the flyer is
  • pass timing
  • shooter catches his own ball
  • Player that passes the ball sprints under the circle to the outlet on the other side
  • calls
  • gets the ball at the outlet position with an overhead pass
  • Both players walk the same 2 to 0 break as on the way there
  • but now on the other half of the field 


  • Put 1 defender at each basket
  • Defender catches the ball and gives outlet pass
  • and becomes a flyer
  • shooter becomes defender
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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

Teaching points:

  • Rapid explosive movement when running free
  • correct ball acceptance (show hands) and foot placement
  • pivoting and fast attacks without running errors
  • A row with ball at the head of the bucket.
  • A row behind the free throw 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 triangle (defender), passes the ball out to the forward on weakside.
  • The forward makes a strong drive to the basket.
  • The player in front and the other forward who has passed go for the rebound.
  • A line with the ball at the head of the bucket.
  • A row behind the free throw line on the right.
  • A row of the same but on the left.
  • 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.
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