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Basketball drills

  • Make 2 rows low at the Bucket.
  • The PG stands at the top of the 3pt line.
  • Coach stands at the same height receives the intercepted ball and passes it to the PG.
  • The PG passes a hard pass to the player on the left.
  • The player on the left finishes the ball without a dribble.
  • The player on the right automatically becomes a defender.
  • Then the PG passes the ball to the right and goes left to defend.
  • Then passes to the other side.

  • High tempo.
  • Hitting 30 balls.
drawing Close finish
  • Starting lineup
    • 1 group left end line
    • 1 group middle end line
    • 1 group right end line
    • Balls in the middle
  • Progression:
    • Player in the middle passes to player left
    • Player on the left passes back to player in the middle
    • Player in the middle passes to the right
    • Player on the right does a layup and runs through to the other side
    • Player in the middle runs around the cone on the right side and returns that way
    • Player on the left takes the rebound and runs down the middle
    • Play the same to the other side
  • Progression:
    • No dribbles
    • Run the exercise 2 times in a row
    • Run the drill 3 times in a row
    • Right lay-up
    • Left lay-up
drawing Lakers lay-up drill
  • Make 4 groups of at least 2 players.
  • Put the groups in a square.
  • You can make the square as big as you want, the bigger the heavier.
  • The first players from Blue and Red cross to each other, halfway receive the ball from White/Orange and pass the ball to the position they are running to.
  • The moment White and Orange have passed the ball they also cross over, now receiving the ball passed from Blue and Red.
  • If this is going well at some point, you can have the players pass in the other direction.
drawing Passing Square
  • Starting lineup:
    • 5 players on one side of the field
    • 5 players on the other side of the field
    • 1 ball
  • Conduct:
    • Play 1 against 0
    • Play 2 against 1
    • Play 3 against 2
    • Play 4 against 3
    • Play 5 against 4
    • Games 5 against 5
  • Progression:
    • 30 seconds rest before the next session starts
    • Play this 5 times in a row until everyone has started once
    • Play 6 against 6 if there are 12 of us
  • Regression:
    • Play this 1 time
drawing 1 vs. 0 to 5 vs. 5
  • Starting lineup:
    • 1 player guard
    • 1 player right forward
    • Rest players under goal
  • Progression:
    • Player under goal passes to the right forward
    • Player under goal does a close out
    • Right forward passes to the guard
    • Right forward cuts in front of player doing close out -front cut
    • Guard passes to right forward
    • Right forward does a lay-up
    • UPDATE
    • Player under goal passes to guard
    • Player under goal does a close out
    • Guard passes to right forward
    • Guard cuts in front of player doing close out -front cut
    • Forward passes to the guard
    • Guard does a layup
  • Progression:
    • With enough players, split the group into 2
    • Player cuts behind the player doing close out -rear cut
drawing Pass and front/rear cut
  • The ball starts in the middle.
  • The blue player stays in the middle and always grabs the rebound on both sides of the court. He passes the ball to the outlet.
  • The white player at the outlet passes the ball to the red player on the other side of the court and runs to the Free throw line.
  • The red player runs the layup and becomes the new outlet.
  • Blue grabs the rebound and passes to the outlet, red.
  • Meanwhile, the white player has run back to receive the ball from red and run a layup.
  • The blue rebounder makes sure the ball doesn't hit the floor!

    An intense drill for:
    - fitness
    - team building
    - perseverance
    - passing

    Variations:
    - make x number of scores
    - x number of scores in a row

    IMPORTANT: build well

    To make it easier:
    - Ball may bounce once on rebound anyway
    - The outlet may first set 1 or 2 dribbles before the long pass
drawing Side line fast break drill
  • Starting lineup:
    • 1 defender at the level of the free throw line
    • Rest of the players in the middle of the center line
    • Ball at the center line
  • Progression:
    • Player dribbles forcefully to in front of the free throw line and takes a shot
    • Defense moves but does not prevent the shot
    • Shotter takes own rebound and rejoins in the back
    • Defense stays standing x number of times
  • Progression:
    • Defense comes up
    • Offense does a crossover and takes a layup
    • Extra defender on the lay-up
drawing Shooting drill middle
  • Starting lineup
    • 1 group left end line
    • 1 group middle end line
    • 1 group right end line
    • Balls in the middle
  • Progression:
    • Player in the middle passes to player left
    • Player on the left passes back to player in the middle
    • Player in the middle passes to the right
    • Player on the right does a layup and runs through to the other side
    • Player in the middle runs around the cone on the right side and returns that way
    • Player on the left takes the rebound and runs down the middle
    • Play the same to the other side
drawing Lakers lay-up drill
  • Starting lineup:
    • There are as many teams as there are groups of 4
    • 1 player baseline on one side with ball
    • 1 player baseline on other side with ball
    • 1 player three-point line on one side
    • 1 player three-point line on other side

  • Conduct:
    • The players standing at the level of the three-point line walk to the other side of the field
    • There they receive a pass from the baseline player
    • Then they take a shot at the free throw line
    • The passer runs to the other side of the court to receive the ball there
    • The shotter takes own rebound and waits for the next player to come running in
  • Progression:
    • To first take 7 shots inside, then move on
drawing Shooting drill per 4
  • Starting lineup:
    • Use whole court
    • 2 players stand right on the center line ready to do lay-up
    • 2 players stand on the left center line ready to lay-up
    • 3 players stand on the right sideline, level with the free throw line
    • 3 players stand to the left on the sideline, level with the free throw line
  • Progression:
    • Players at the center line start their lay-up
    • After the lay-up they take their own rebound and give an outlet pass to the waiting player on the sideline
    • Then they join the sideline, at the level of the free throw line
    • Lay-up, bob cousy, power lay-up, lay-back, jump stop
  • Progression:
    • Change of direction at the level of the three-point line
    • Crossover, behind the back, reverse dribble at the center line
    • Coach defends, attacker adjusts
    • After lay-up, stay on defense
  • Regression:
    • Take shot instead of lay-up
drawing Lay-ups with outlet
  • 2 teams.
  • Everyone a ball
  • Shoot from 7 positions.
  • When you have shot, you go for your own Rebound.
  • If you have caught your Rebound without the ball touching the ground, you may score again immediately.
  • So you can score 2 points at a time.
  • Half Court shot, 1 hit no Rebound.
drawing Travel around the world with Rebound
3 play sets for offence

  • Toronto switch hammer (Drawn)
  • Drive and kick shooting: Player begin in corner, get ball and takes a fake shot, drives in passing to the top of the key; player takes fake shot drives in passing to corner; corner takes shot immediatly. (Take turn switching clockwise)
  • Drive screen kick play: Ball starts under basket, passed to top of the key who then drives and takes a fake shot, passing it out to the right corner; corner takes fake shot and drives into the base line; while driving player and left elbow switches with left corner; left corner sets screen; elbow originating player at corner, receives pass and take a wide open three.
drawing Play sets