Set up two lines, one for the for the defending players (red) and the other for the attacking players (blue) who have one ball.
When the coach blows their whistle both players run around their respective cones (shown in diagram).
After the blue player has made their way around the cone another player in the offensive players' line passes the ball to them.
After they've run round the cones players play out the 1 vs 1.
Players need to understand advantage. If the defensive player is too far away from the offensive player they should take their opportunity and shoot.
If the defender is too close or running out to contest the shot, they must look to attack the basket.
Once the drill is dead players join the back of the other line. So the attacking player goes to the back of the defender's line and vice versa.
Increase the distance of the cones from the start position.
Move to the other side of the court.
The player underneath the basket begins with a ball and tosses if off the backboard, simulating a rebound. They then pass to the point guard on the wing and sprints forward, while the player on the wing dribbles with quick feet through the cones.
Once the player dribbling has reach the end of the cones, they will then pass to the player on the run for a lay up.
Split into 2 lines and have a line on either side of the court.
One player in the middle with a basketball.
The player in the middle will pass to the 1st player in one of the lines. After the pass is made that player will go and defender the receiver of the pass.
They will play 1v1. Only 1 shot is allowed.
Once a shot has been taken the ball will be passed to the opposite line where the offensive player will become the defender.
On the signal the players must move backwards and forwards over the line whilst maintaing the ball dribbling on the line.
Set players up as shown in diagram. One player on each side will dribble/run to half court. Once they get to half court, the players will turn and face the basket. The player with the ball will pass across to the other player. That player will then pass back to the original ball handler. Where that player will dribble to the basket and shoot a lay-up.
Players dribble around the outside of the cones (in the same direction). On the whistle all players have to change direction
Setup as shown in the diagram. Players have to dribble through the slalom, on reaching the end of the slalom the player then shoots.
Place basketballs 3m from players Player starts on their back and on the signal gets up, picks up the ball and starts to dribble around the cone and back again. When the ball is placed down on the floor the next person can go.
Can be done anywhere. Stand on the spot and dribble the ball a variety of ways and facing different directions.
Dribble 2 basketballs on the move. When players reach a cone the ball on their outside goes behind their back and the other ball crosses over in front. Players then continue running to the next cone and repeating.
First player dribbles full court with a defender covering all the time. Upon reaching the opposite baseline player dribbling becomes the defender and the other player dribbles the length of the court.
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