Basketball drills for condition

  • Full field. 
  • Divide the pilons over the square in 5 equal parts. 
  • Players all start on one line. 
  • Coach names the pilons from 1 to 5. 
  • Players stand or sit ready on 1 line and run on command to the line the coach appoints. 
  • This can be done on foot, with slides or dribble. 
  • On the designated line the player has to stand still, sit or lie down flat on the belly. 
  • When dribbling, the ball must be held in place. 
  • Attention should be paid to shielding the ball when standing still.

The game is played with at least 4 players 

  • 1 mouse that has a t-shirt or piece of fabric in the back of its pants 
  • 1 dog that has a tennis ball 
  • 2 cats without attribute 
  • the mouse walks around with the dog, 
  • The cats try to take the mouse's tail and bring it to their cone 
  • but the dog can touch the cat with the tennis ball and he will give the cat a punishment of his choice in the camp.
  • with more players a group can be made and play with 2 games together 

Start with 1 ball, later on you can use two balls.

  • 4 rows in 4 corners
  • 1 ball in opposite corner
  • pass to the man on the right, run straight ahead
  • pass to the running man, and run straight ahead
  • running man passes straight ahead, connecting behind the second row.

  • Call out the name of the person you're passing to.
  • after 5 minutes, switch sides and pass left



  • With 3 men on the back line and the middle one has a ball.
  • The middle one passes to a man and chases the ball.
  • The receiver keeps the ball behind him and the one who passed first takes the ball and passes on.
  • The person who has the ball behind his back runs behind the ball, picks it up at the receiver and passes on to the other side.
  • They do this while running to the basket on the other side.
  • If someone is close enough to the basket, the man plays a lay-up.
  • Make variations on the passing lines


  • Consider the pilons as the defense (players can also be used for this). 
  • Player 1 (white runs) towards player blue. 
  • Halfway through the run, player blue runs behind his defender and asks for the ball. 
  • Player white passes to blue. 
  • As soon as player blue catches the ball, player red sprints away behind his defender. 
  • As soon as player red catches the ball player 2 sprints away from white behind his defender. 
  • The makes the circle go round. This is an active exercise in which timing, passing and catching are a crucial part. 
  • Because everyone is busy, this is also conditionally a good drill. 
  • With younger players the distance between pilons is shorter. 

  • 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.

Learning points

  • 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.


  • 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 centerline
  • The first two have a ball - Right
  • From the center line you dribble to the basket:
    • Layup (15x hit in a row, a player under the basket catches the ball and counts, play again if the player didn't count)
    • Shots from bucket (7 in a row)
  • The player under the basket starts when the dribbler starts.
  • Coach goes further and further back.
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