Drill Categories

Advanced Ball Handling Drills

Whether your player is a Guard, Forward, or Center, good ball handling skills are essential in basketball for accurate passing, effective dribbling an...

Catching Drills

The catching videos show the correct technique your players should use when receiving the ball, while developing their ball handling skills from a fro...

Dribbling Drills

Dribbling is a fundamental skill that requires ball handling skills and game awareness so that players know when, and when not, to dribble. By boosti...

Dribbling Techniques

Dribbling is a basketball fundamental and requires good ball handling skills with both hands and game awareness to know when, and when not, to dribble...

Fitness Drills

Fitness helps basketball players avoid injuries and win more games, allowing them to keep up a high intensity right up to the final buzzer. Fitter pla...

Footwork and Movement Drills

Correct footwork and movement in basketball will enable your players to beat defenders, get free to receive the pass and open up more shooting opportu...

Individual Drills

To truly develop their game players need to practice outside of team training sessions, which is why we have created this folder of solo drills and vi...

Passing Drills

There is a variety of different passing types, with the most commonly used being the chest and bounce. Use the passing drills and videos below to deve...

Passing Technique

Footwork, body position and ball handling skills are all important factors when it comes to passing accurately. These passing technique drills and vid...

Shooting Drills

You cannot win matches without scoring points so it's important your players can shoot accurately. The shooting drills and videos will hone your playe...

Shooting Techniques

Developing your players' shooting technique will increase their consistency and ensure they have the best chance of scoring with each shot, even when ...

Training at Home Drills

The basic basketball drills can be practiced at home, in your front yard or garden and will ensure your players' develop their fundamental skills as q...

Warmup Drills

Warm up drills in basketball are important because they get your players' muscles ready for exercise and help to reduce the risk of injury. They're al...

Drills

1 High 1 Low

category: Advanced-Ball-Handling

1 Basketball bounces high, the other is low and controlled

1 On 1 Continuous - Rear View

category: Dribbling-Relay

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 mid...

1 On 1 Continuous - Rear View

category: Games

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 mid...

1 On 1 Continuous

category: 1-v-1

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 ...

1 On 1 Continuous

category: Games

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 ...

1 V 1 Advantage

category: 1-v-1

A line of players will start in the corner. There will be a cone in front of the players about 25 ft away.

There will also be a cone along t...

1 V 1 Advantage

category: Games

A line of players will start in the corner. There will be a cone in front of the players about 25 ft away.

There will also be a cone along t...

2 Ball Alternate

category: Advanced-Ball-Handling

Alternating bounces with 2 basketballs

2 Ball Bounce

category: Advanced-Ball-Handling

bounces with 2 basketballs

2 Balls - Catch And Pass

category: Advanced-Ball-Handling

Players stand 10 feet apart.

The basketballs will be passed back and forth to each other.

The player must control the basketball with...

2 Balls - Catch And Pass

category: Warmup

Players stand 10 feet apart.

The basketballs will be passed back and forth to each other.

The player must control the basketball with...

2 Balls - Coordination And Reactions

category: Basic-Ball-Handling

Both players will face each other 10 feet apart. They will roll the ball back and forth controlling the basketball with only 1 hand.

The ba...

2 Balls - Coordination And Reactions

category: Warmup

Both players will face each other 10 feet apart. They will roll the ball back and forth controlling the basketball with only 1 hand.

The ba...

2 Balls - Reaction Competition

category: Basic-Ball-Handling

The basketballs will be rolled back and forth as quick as the players can go.

If one of the players fumbles the ball or does not go qui...

2 Balls - Reaction Competition

category: Warmup

The basketballs will be rolled back and forth as quick as the players can go.

If one of the players fumbles the ball or does not go qui...

2 Balls Side-To-Side

category: Advanced-Ball-Handling

2 ball dribble, both basketballs going side-to-side

3 Man Passing Drill 2 Basketballs

category: Passing

The person in the middle will receive the basketball from the player on the side, once the person in the middle has the ball they will throw it str...

3 Man Runner Passing Drill

category: Passing

3 lines with the basketball starting in the middle.

The ball is passed to a side, then back to the middle and then over to the other side.

Ball Handling Circuit

category: Advanced-Ball-Handling

The most important thing is that you get your players used to handling the basketball. You should make it so the basketball feels like it an exte...

Ball Handling Circuit

category: Individual

The most important thing is that you get your players used to handling the basketball. You should make it so the basketball feels like it an exte...

Basketball Bulldog

category: Games

White Player 1 is 'On'

Blue Players 1 to 8 try to dribble their basketballs to the opposite line.

Any players that the white ...

Bounding for Height

Players will jump as high as they can off the one leg, once they land they will switch over to the other leg and again jump as high as they can.<...

Carolina Shooting Drill

2 players work with 1 basketball. Players must catch and shoot on the move.

Once a player has shot they should catch their own rebound and p...

Carolina Shooting Drill

2 players work with 1 basketball. Players must catch and shoot on the move.

Once a player has shot they should catch their own rebound and p...

Changing hands

2 basketballs dribbling at the same time, every bounce your hands switch which basketballs they bounce.

Close Out- Box Out Drill

Players set up as shown in video clip. The line of players under the basket will each have a basketball.

  1. A pass will be made from the ...

Close Out- Box Out Drill

Players set up as shown in video clip. The line of players under the basket will each have a basketball.

  1. A pass will be made from the ...

Drop Step Baseline

This drill needs 1 passer and 1 player posting up ready to shoot the basketball.

The pass will be made into the post, once the player recei...

Drop Step Baseline Progression 1

This drill needs 1 passer and 1 player posting up ready to shoot the basketball, but can be done with more players.

The pass will be made in...

Drop Step Baseline Progression 2

This drill needs 1 passer and 1 player posting up ready to shoot the basketball, but can be done with more players.

The pass will be made in...

Drop Step Baseline Progression 3

This drill needs 1 passer and 1 player posting up ready to shoot the basketball, but can be done with more players. The pass will be made into the po...

Drop Step Baseline Progression 4

This drill needs 1 passer and 1 player posting up ready to shoot the basketball, but can be done with more players. The pass will be made into the po...

Drop Step Baseline Progression 5

This drill needs 1 passer and 1 player posting up ready to shoot the basketball, but can be done with more players. The pass will be made into the po...

Drop Step Middle- Reverse Pivot

There will be 1 passer and 1 Post up/Shooter.

The player posting up will receive the basketball and drop step middle.

Once they have...

Drop Step- Reverse Pivot

There will be 1 passer and 1 Post up/Shooter.

The player posting up will receive the basketball and drop step baseline.

Once they ha...

Forward and Back Dribble

Keeping the basketball in one hand, bounce the ball forward and back. Repeat this drill using the other hand.

Get Open Drill

This is a pass and run to the back of the opposite line drill, with a v-cut movement before the pass.

  1. Player 1 starts in the triple th...

Getting Post Position

The offensive player will come from the opposite side of the lane to post up on the block on the ball side of the court.

To get around the d...

Grip Game

Each player has a basketball. At the end of each baseline put a football goal. The coach has a volleyball. Each player must hold his or her basketb...

Grip Strength and Toughness Drill

1 player will start with the basketball, the other player will have their hands ready to grip onto the ball.

When the player with the baske...

Grip Strength and Toughness Drill

1 player will start with the basketball, the other player will have their hands ready to grip onto the ball.

When the player with the baske...

High Ball Screen- Jump Shot

Shooters will line up with a basketball each.

The player with the ball will dribble away from the screen at first and also to get level to...

High Ball Screen- Jump Shot

Shooters will line up with a basketball each.

The player with the ball will dribble away from the screen at first and also to get level to...

IT Basketball

2 team of players try to touch a nominated player with the ball.

The player that does manage to touch the player with the ball becomes the ...

Knockout

A line at the free-throw line.

The 1st 2 players will have a basketball.

The player in front always gets to shoot 1st. As soon as the...

Knockout

A line at the free-throw line.

The 1st 2 players will have a basketball.

The player in front always gets to shoot 1st. As soon as the...

Lay up Drill

Players start in two lines: either at the half way line or behind the 3 point line.

For a right hand lay up:

The 1st two players in t...

Line Pepper Pot Drill

Players line up as shown. 2 Basketballs are passed between Player 1 and the other players in a rapid fashion, using either chest or bounce pass.

Number Shooting Game

Split all your players into two teams and have them line up on opposite sides of the court.

2 basketballs are placed at mid-court.

Each...

Number Shooting Game

Split all your players into two teams and have them line up on opposite sides of the court.

2 basketballs are placed at mid-court.

Each...

Pass and Follow - 8 People

  • 8 Players with 2 basketballs
  • Player 1 starts with one ball and passes to Player 2 who in turn passes to Player 3. Players have to follow t...

    Passing and Screening

    Players will set out as shown in the animation.

    The top line will have a basketball. The first player in the line will pass to the person on ...

    Passing and Shooting

    Players and cones set out as shown in animation.

    The basketball will be passed from the line at the top to the player stood in the corner.

    Pentagon

    5 Players with two basketballs. The players are passing the ball around the pentagon. The receiver must step towards the ball, pivot and face ano...

    Possession and Passing on the wing

    Players will set up as shown in the animation. With the basketball starting in the corner line.

    The ball will be passed from the corner to th...

    Possession and Passing on the wing

    Players will set up as shown in the animation. With the basketball starting in the corner line.

    The ball will be passed from the corner to th...

    Post up - Drop Step

    This drill needs 1 passer and 1 player posting up ready to shoot the basketball.

    The pass will be made into the post, once the player recei...

    Post up position

    This is the position a player needs to have when positing up to receive the basketball.

    The player needs a wide stance, knees bent and hips ...

    Rebound Outlet Drill

    2 lines of players, one in front of the basket. The other by the sideline.

    Basketballs will be in the line in front of the basket. Players i...

    Scissors Drill

    Switching leg positions every time, the basketball will be passed through the legs to the other hand.

    Start out slow, once you have got it do...

    Seated Dribble

    Seated on the floor, dribble the basketball by your side. The coach can make the harder by telling you to lay down, where you still continue to dribbl...

    Seated Dribble

    Seated on the floor, dribble the basketball by your side. The coach can make the harder by telling you to lay down, where you still continue to dribbl...

    Simultaneous Bounce / Chest Pass

    Players line up parallel with the sidelines.

    Depending on the level of your players you can start with one or two basketballs. If using two...

    Square Passing drill

    Players in 4 corners, with one of the lines have a basketball, you will pass to the next corner using a bounce pass to a player who is on the move.

    Star Passing drill

    Players set up about 10-15 feet apart as shown in video.

    Players must follow their pass to the next passing position. The final (4th) pass...

    Star Passing

  • 5 Players with 2 basketballs.
  • Players in a star formation.
  • Player 1 passes to player 3 who then passes to player 5. Player 5 then pas...

    Start lying on the floor

  • 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 th...

    The cut

    When you are going to make a cut be positioned in the basketball position, which is back bent, knees bent.

    The first move should be a 20-cen...

    Two Ball dribble and Switch

    Dribble 2 basketballs on the move.

    When players reach a cone the ball on their outside goes behind their back and the other ball cros...

    Two Ball dribble and Switch

    Dribble 2 basketballs on the move.

    When players reach a cone the ball on their outside goes behind their back and the other ball cros...

    Two handed overhead pass

    This pass is often confused with the football throw in where the ball is taken behind the head.

    The basketball pass is taken directly above...

    Two man passing

    Players will stand 10 feet apart, each having a basketball in their right hand.

    Going across the width of the court, keeping the same distan...

    Two man passing

    Players will stand 10 feet apart, each having a basketball in their right hand.

    Going across the width of the court, keeping the same distan...

    Wall Pass with footwork

    Pass the basketball off the wall and catch the ball in a quick stop. The coach will either say forward or reverse pivot. The player will pivot round 3...

    Y Shooting Drill

  • Set up the practice as shown.

  • Split the group in to three.

  • Players in the corners of the court have basketballs.

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    Sessions

    Power Forward - Player Development

    Develop a fundamentally sound power forward! Use this session to work on all the skills required for a Power Forward, a critical position for any succ...

    Shooting at Game Speed

    Sprint shooting session! Get your players to practice shooting accurately at game speed to improve their shooting percentage!

    Speed Dribbling - Full steam ahead!

    Time waits for no man, so use these 8 speed practices to get your players pushing the ball out in front and advance the ball full-steam ahead up the c...

    Community Drills

    LaSondra Basketball

    The girls are going to dribble the ball around the cones. They will go to the green then to the blue to the black, from the black to the red to the ot...

    Basketball offensive plays - the 7 cut

    https://www.online-basketball-drills.com/plays-basketball - check out my site for more free offensive basketball plays, drills, and tips for coaches. T...

    Shaka smart - out of bounds play

    Create more opportunities to score with this out of bounds play from VCU Men's Basketball Head Coach, Shaka Smart! There are many different players yo...

    Autosave 3215499

    Likely problems to be encountered through early stages of session are crowdedness in area were basketball is

    5 commandments of basketball defense

    https://www.Online-Basketball-Drills.com Go to the website above for 10 wildly effective defensive basketball drills, explained and demonstrated with s...

    Stretching - To prevent injuries

    The coach leads the stretching with two students up frontStatic stretching top-down 10s then changeUse basketball as much as possible