Basketball drills for warming-up


Two rows on the center line, 1 player in the corner on the baseline.

  • Beginning with right layups:
    • Ball is with the proposal player in the right row.
    • First player in left row runs to the forward.
    • Player with ball passes ball to player in left row.
    • Player in left row makes a jump stop.
    • Player in right row touches sideline at free throw line and makes a cut to the basket.
    • Player with ball passes to other player at correct time (other player asks for ball).
    • Player right row makes layup. (Pay attention to correct two-count rhythm)
    • Player in left row catches the ball (active rebound!) and passes to the player in the corner. (no ball on the ground!)
    • Player in the corner passes ball to next player in line.
    • Catcher becomes player in the corner.
    • 15 scores.
  • Next:
    • left layups - 15 scores --> pay attention to correct two-count rhythm, otherwise score does not count!
  • Points of Attention:
    • Pay attention to correct two-count rhythm.
    • Pay attention to correct hand. (left lay-up with left hand)
    • Make sure that tight passes are made, in front of the man (so that the receiving player does not have to slow down in her movement to the basket).

  • Start with three on the baseline.
  • You run from cone to cone until the coach throws the ball against the board.
  • Nearest player takes the rebound, highest player runs away, middle player is guard. 
  • Forward runs to three-point line other side and then runs sideline - towards the ball and receives the ball. 
  • Dribble to three point line - ball to trailer who pins and spins + finishes.
  • Other 2 receive ball from baseline and also finish.
  • In return - blue sprints forward - to cone and returns to ball
  • Red takes last ball and passes to front. 
  • Guard sprints forward and receives the ball from the blue and finishes.


  • Per 5 on 1 side.
  • If not with 10.
  • Omit 1 pass.
  • You stay on the same side.
  • Pass the ball to the other row.

  • 2 teams.
  • Behind the baseline each team has 6 pots.
  • If you score, you may add one of the other teams' pots to your own.  
  • First team with 9 pots behind its baseline wins.
    • Left lay up.
    • Left jump stop - cross over.
    • Left lay back.
    • Free throws.
Make sure all players have a ball
  • The player starts at the post next to the bucket.
  • Player dribbles to the basket
  • Variations:
    • The player stops on two feet = jumpshot
    • The player starts the two-count rhythm = lay-up
      • From the right side: first right foot, drop with left foot.
      • From the left side: first with left foot, then with right foot.
  • The player picks up his own rebound and dribbles around the pole.
  • The player zigzags through the posts.
  • The player then rejoins the line near the basket.
When there is a large group, this exercise can be done on both sides of the field.
  • Who is the first group to reach 20 scores, wins.
  • Stand on one leg, raise the other as high as possible.
    • Ball with 2 hands above head.
    • Found balance trying to close eyes.
    • Then the other leg.
  • Stand on one leg, stretching the other as far back as possible.
    • Ball in front of you to 15cm above ground, then up again.
    • Drop 45gr to your left to 15cm above ground, then right.
    • Found your balance and close your eyes.
    • Then the other leg.
  • Stretched lunge position with arms spread
    • Close your eyes and slowly move the ball from left to right.
    • Then other supporting leg in front.


Groups divided over baskets, 2 pylons on head bucket
try to get equal numbers so we can have a game
  • Start low.
  • Run to pylon.
  • Slides over free throw line.
  • Back to base.
  • Back again (tap line).
Set up on one side so players can run directly into each other (loser press).
You are only allowed to run on the lines of, for example, a volleyball field. The person who's 'it' must try to tag 1 of the runners.


  • Only turn right/left.
  • Knees high.
  • Hopping.
  • Backwards (don't fall!) etc.

Outside you can set up a closed course with hats or cones.


  • Players at the baseline have the ball.
  • He passes the ball to the blue player and walks towards the other baseline.
  • He gets the ball back and passes it to the red player.
  • He gets the ball back and passes the ball to the orange player.
  • He gets the ball back and dribbles to the basket and finishes with lay up.
  • When the blue player has passed the ball he runs to the spot of the red player.
  • The red player to the orange player and the orange player takes the rebound and starts the exercise on the other side.
  • Variations in finishing and eventually close out and live defence possible.


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