Basketball drills for shooting



  • 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
  • Three rows. 
  • Shoot and join at the back of the next row.
  • Hurry up, watch where you're going.
  • Everybody catch a ball, catch your own ball and join the back of the next row.
  • Variations:
    • Up to the twenty or thirty.
    • Until everyone has scored ten times.

  • 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.
  • Centers + Guards + Forwards
  • Starting from U14
  • 6 or more players 
  • 1 ball
  • two baskets


  • Mastering the basics of a break 


  • break training in a competitive situation 


  • 2 teams with different shirt colors
  • the players all run around the circle
  • as soon as the coach shoots they're gonna rebound
  • the team that captures the ball runs a break on the other side (no shot within 5 seconds = push up + take out other team on the back line)
  • after score or defensive rebound the other team runs a break back

Teaching Points:

  • outlet position and pass
  • flyer on the other side at full speed away
  • execute at top speed
  • After score, take in position immediately with overhead pass


  • two teams arranged alternately in 2 rows
  • the players tip the ball to each other via the board (jumping and tipping like a tip in)
  • and connect to the back of the other row
  • at the signal of the coach, the team that is currently picking up the ball runs a break
  • on the other basket
  • the other team defends
  • (with an odd number, the largest team always attacks and there is automatically an excess situation)
  • 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.
  • players start at the level of the middle line, 3 rows
  • middle player has the ball
  • Player A takes a shot at goal and player B catches.
  • Player B takes a shot at goal and player A catches.
  • For 1 minute and goals scored is the number of total points.
  • Player is explained shooting technique. 
  • Practicing over distance on the field. 
  • Pay attention to technique and the curve of the ball. After 10 practice throws in the field, the first player slides into the ring.
  • 1 Player stands in the first hoop and shoots. If it's in, it's 1 point, player moves to the second hoop and shoots , 2 points if it's scored. 
  • If it's not scored, then move to 1 hoop closer. If it's scored, move to the 3rd hoop.
  • If you score the 3rd hoop, you get 3 points and you may stay and shoot again. 
  • Max score is: 1-2-3-3-3-3-3-3=27 points.
  • Under the basket is a teammate who rebounds and passes the ball back to the shooter. 
  • After 10 attempts, shooter and rebounder change positions. 10 attempts again
  • Remember your score. 
  • After one session (10 throws each) these players go to the field to practice and move up the line. 
  • When everyone has finished, compare scores.
  • Points of attention: shooting technique, rebound action, (shooter ask for the ball) and passing technique.
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