Drill Categories

1 v 1 Drills

You need agility, skills and stamina in order to come out on top in a 1v1 situation, especially when playing against taller players. These one on one ...

2 v 1 Drills

When the overload is on and your team has a 2v1 they should put their chance away. To make sure your players breakthroughs finish with a goal these tw...

2 v 2 Drills

These 2v2 drills and videos will challenge your players' defensive and attacking skills, by getting them to compete against each other in pairs. To im...

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...

Basic Ball Handling Drills

Basic ball handling drills are a great way to improve your junior players' fundamentals and lay the foundations for future development. The individual...

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 Relay Drills

Use these dribbling relay drills and videos to get players used to handling the ball with both hands and moving around the court with it under control...

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...

Games

These games drills and videos will get your players used to 1v1, 2v 2, 3v3, 4 on 2 and 4 on 4 situations they are likely to encounter during a match K...

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...

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...

Drills

Dribble Weave Game

category: Dribbling-Relay

Basketball Dribble Weave Game Dribbling Relay Players in a line about 5-10 ft away from each other. The 1st player with the ball will dribble weave i...

Dribble Relay

category: Dribbling-Relay

Basketball Dribble Relay Dribbling Relay Split the group into equal teams. Set the cones up as shown in the diagram. On the whistle players dribble a...

Two Ball Dribble Pyramid

category: Dribbling-Relay

Basketball Two Ball Dribble Pyramid Dribbling Relay Players dribble two balls to the free throw line and back, half way line and back, opposite free ...

Changing Hands

category: Dribbling-Relay

Basketball Changing Hands Dribbling Relay Player 1 dribbles the ball with their right hand, change to the left and then go for a lay up shot. Player ...

Dribbling Circuit

category: Passing

Basketball Dribbling Circuit Passing 6 Players on the side line 2 Groups of players behind the base line Players 1 and 4 dribbles the ball to the fre...

Relays

category: Dribbling-Relay

Basketball Relays Dribbling Relay Players in teams have to dribble the ball to the opposite cone for the next player to dribble the ball back etc. Th...

Full Court Dribble Drill

category: Dribbling-Relay

Basketball Full Court Dribble Drill Dribbling Relay Players will dribble up court with their right hand and back with their left hand. To begin with ...

Full Court Passing And Dribbling

category: Passing

Basketball Full court passing and dribbling Passing Players are stood in each corner of the court with two players stood in the center circle. On the...

Slalom

category: Dribbling-Relay

Basketball Slalom Dribbling Relay Try to dribble through the slaloms as fast as possible.

1-5 Post Passing

category: Passing

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...

15 Pass Drill

category: Passing

Within half court only, offensive team must try to make 15 consecutive passes.

The defensive team must try to intercept or deflect the passe...

2 Ball Dribble, One Behind The Back

category: Dribbling-Techniques

Dribbling with 2 balls, switch the hands controlling the ball by passing one behind your back, and the otherone in front of you.

2 On 2 Half Court

category: 2-v-2

Play 2 versus 2 at one basket.
No dribbling allowed.
Alternate possession. Play to eleven.

2 On 2 Half Court

category: Games

Play 2 versus 2 at one basket.
No dribbling allowed.
Alternate possession. Play to eleven.

4 On 4 Half Court

category: Footwork-and-Movement

Play 4 versus 4 at one basket.
No dribbling allowed.
Alternate possession. Play to eleven.

4 on 4 Half Court

Play 4 versus 4 at one basket with the following rules:

  • No Dribbling
  • Pass and screen or pass and cut
  • Make it - take ...

5m Blind

Using another ball to shield your view of the ball that you are dribbling, but allowing you sight of the floor ahead, dribble out and back 5m.

Back to Front Dribble

Technique for moving the ball from behind the back to in front of the body whilst dribbling. Note the ball should always bounce in the same place.

Ball bounce on line

  • All player start on line
  • On the signal the players must move backwards and forwards over the line whilst maintaing the ball dribbling on t...

    Basic between the legs dribbling

    First stage in dribbling ball between the legs. Start with feet shoulder width apart, bouncing the ball outside the right foot. Lead forwards with l...

    Bench Walk and Dribble

  • Dribbling the ball in one hand whilst straddling a bench.
  • Walk half the length of the bench and sit down, dribbling the ball the whole tim...

  • both side shooting drill

    Both Players outside the 3 point line start dribbling with the ball towards the outside court.

    Players . 2 and 4 run towarsds each other on ...

    both side shooting drill

    Both Players outside the 3 point line start dribbling with the ball towards the outside court.

    Players . 2 and 4 run towarsds each other on ...

    Changing hands

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

    Cone Dribbling

    Players take it in turns to dribble at the cone and then stop right in front of it and dribble all the way around the cone with controlled fingerti...

    Cone Dribbling with move

    Have the cones set up in a straight line, Dribble at the cone and stop right in front of it and dribble all the way around the cone with controlled fi...

    Confusion

    Player has to dribble ball one side around middle cone and on the opposite side around the outside cone.

  • Scoring one point on each time around ...

  • Copy Cat

  • Each player has a ball each.
  • The teacher / coach nominates a person to be the leader. That person is allowed to dribble and move anywhere ...

    Count the fingers dribble

  • Two players with 1 ball
  • One player starts in front with another behind, with a ball. The player in front has to hold up some fingers for t...

    Creative Dribbling

    Dribbling on the spot or on the move, get creative and do every dribble move you can think of as fast as you can.

    Imagine there is a defende...

    Creative Dribbling

    Dribbling on the spot or on the move, get creative and do every dribble move you can think of as fast as you can.

    Imagine there is a defende...

    defending glide against dribble

    You never want to lunge at the ball when shadowing a dribbling ball carrier.

    Keep one foot on the floor at all times and keep your balance. ...

    Defensive slide

    Away from the wall the players stand in 2 lines staggered so coach/teacher can see all players.

    Coach will then direct the players a directi...

    Dribble around the leg

    Dribble the ball around one leg and through the legs. Keep the hand not dribbling the ball tucked into the chest. Alternate hands to improve the les...

    Dribble from Left to Right

    Exchange of the ball from dribbling outside the left foot to outside the right foot. Note the transfer of weight in time with the transfer of the bal...

    Dribble Steal Drill

    Players are restricted to a pre-specified area.
    All are dribbling.
    With their free hand they try to knock each others ball away and out of the a...

    Dribbling and catching

    Whilst dribbling one ball forwards 5m, throw another ball up and catch it in the other hand. Start slowly and build up speed. Forces the player to k...

    Dribbling and catching

    Whilst dribbling one ball forwards 5m, throw another ball up and catch it in the other hand. Start slowly and build up speed. Forces the player to k...

    Fake forwards

    Build upon forward-backward dribble. Move your body weight forwards and then backwards while still dribbling the ball. Technique used to back away f...

    Fast Break and Lay Up

    The idea of this drill is to develop the fast break, with one player dribbling down the middle of the court and the other 2 players acting as outle...

    Fast break rebound relay

    Player 1 starts with the ball and throws it against the basket, deliberately missing, before catching the rebound and dribbling the ball up the cou...

    Footwork - Quick Stop

    Players are lined up on the baseline. The coach will be on the other side of the court.

    When the whistle is blown the players will start to j...

    Footwork - Quick Stop

    Players are lined up on the baseline. The coach will be on the other side of the court.

    When the whistle is blown the players will start to j...

    Footwork warm up

    Players run around, avoiding the hoops on the floor. When they hear the whistle they must perform a stride stop (this is where their first foot lan...

    Footwork warm up

    Players run around, avoiding the hoops on the floor. When they hear the whistle they must perform a stride stop (this is where their first foot lan...

    Gate Running

    Ball each. Players have to run from gate to gate dribbling the ball whilst avoiding each other.

    Hand Down Dribble

    Player dribbles the ball on the spot. On the signal they must put their non-dribbling hand on the floor and dribble around in a circle.

    In and Out full court slalom

  • Split the group into equal teams.
  • Place cones at regular intervals on the court.
  • On the command players have to dribble in and out ...

    Jailbreak

    One team runs clockwise round the inside of the circle with the other team running anti-clockwise around the outside of the circle (blue cones).

    Meat Grinder - Score to get out

    This is a high pressure shooting drill designed to teach players to hold their ground and shoot under pressure.

    Rules: Players must shoot fr...

    Meat Grinder - Score to get out

    This is a high pressure shooting drill designed to teach players to hold their ground and shoot under pressure.

    Rules: Players must shoot fr...

    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...

    One-Two Pass - Take your man on

    Players Blue 1 and Red 1 have a ball each and they are starting from the right hand corners either end of the court. Green players 1 & 2 stand on ...

    Over Bench Dribble

    Walk down one side of a bench, dribbling the ball on the other. This will improve the control of the ball from a distance, in addition to the player'...

    Red, Blue, Red, Blue!

    Players work in pairs and move around the court, trying to keep dribbling to a minimum.

    Before being allowed to make a pass the ball must pa...

    Run Over Bench Dribble

    Dribble the ball in your right or left hand, running with feet on either side of the bench. Forces players to think about other things than what they...

    Setting a Screen

    Player 1 with the ball. Player 2 sets the screen at either side of the defender. When the screen is set player 1 fakes to the opposite side then c...

    Single Finger Dribbling

    Dribbling the ball using a single finger to improve finger strength, ball control and help prevent finger injury.

    Spindle Dribble Drill

    Start with two lines of players either end of the court. On the command both players go and dribble the ball around the circle before dribbling ar...

    Stationary Dribbling

    Can be done anywhere. Stand on the spot and dribble the ball a variety of ways and facing different directions.

    Stationary Dribbling

    Can be done anywhere. Stand on the spot and dribble the ball a variety of ways and facing different directions.

    Step and pass with low fake

    When stepping left or right to make a pass, move the hands low to dummy the defender that you are dribbling. Lift high to make the pass over the defe...

    Stop / Start Dribble

  • Split the group into equal teams
  • Place cones at 5m intervals.
  • On the command the players dribble to the 1st cone before stopping...

    Stop Start

    Dribble forwards 2 paces. Stop approach, but keep dribbling. Repeat the movement forwards.

    Straight Dribble Relay

    Split the group into equal teams. On the command go, players dribble up to the cone and back. Once they have reached the start they run to the ba...

    Stuck in the Mud

    All players have a ball each.

    The catchers have to try and touch one of the players without bibs. If they succeed in doing so then that pers...

    Tag Relay

  • Setup the cones as shown.
  • All players have a ball each.
  • Split the group into two teams one of which is taggers and the others a...

  • V Cut and Jump Shot

  • Setup as shown.
  • Player 2 makes a V cut, receives the pass from player 1 before dribbling to the low post area. Player 2 then takes a pull ...

    Zig Zag Dribbling

    Going in different directions, using change of speed and direction to improve your ball handling ability.

    Zig Zag Dribbling

    Going in different directions, using change of speed and direction to improve your ball handling ability.

    Zig Zag Drill

    Set out cones to split the court in half, with your players working in pairs.

    The player with the ball should dribble the ball up the court ...

    Zig-Zag Dribble Drill

    First player dribbles full court with a defender covering all the time. Upon reaching the opposite baseline player dribbling becomes the defender and...

    Web Videos

    Sessions

    Fun Basketball Session

    Get your young players enjoying basketball in this fun session that will keep them interested and improve their skills.

    One on One - Take your man on!

    Unlock your players' creativity to beat their opponents' on one on one situations. A great session to assess your players' individual qualities

    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...

    Developing Your Team's Attacking Game

    "Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts." - Get your players comfortable with failing and make them courageous in of...

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    Community Drills

    Dribble moves full court

    Full Court Dribble MovesOn each end of the floor, have an assistant or manager stand at the arc as a token, stationary defender (does not actually ste...

    Ball Familiarity

    Everyone gets a ball and finds a space in the hall. Everyone gets instructions to dribble the ball and try and sit down while dribbling and keeping th...

    Dribble Course

    Players told to dribble in and out of cones. Told to do a crossover at each cone.Dribble/Bounce the ball with your fingertips. Don’t let it touch your...

    Dribbling Conditioned Game

    Will be focused on dribbling and there will be gates located around the court in which teams have to dribble through to gain points. Teams have to go ...

    Corner Close Out Drill

    Rot passt den Ball zu Guard und spielt danach Defense/Closeout gegen Spieler in der Ecke. Guard passt Ball weiter in die Ecke. Dann 1-1 live. Gespielt...

    Passing and Dribbling

    player (F) will dribbling the ball down the orange marker then pass it through to the coach (A), (F) needs to get into the semi circle without getting...

    Dribble Back and Forth(one hand)

    Very basic Player will dribble with right hand back and forth. Then the player will dribble with left hand back and forth.This drill is to work on you...

    Figure 8 low

    Dribble the ball low between your legs in a figure eight motion.This drill works on the player keeping the ball low while dribbling in a real game.