Purpose: To work on controlling the basketball via dribble, pass, and getting open against 2 defenders. Also builds focus, conditioning and develops offensive and defensive skills. Drill: 1 offensive player and 2 defenders. Coach or manager is also involved and on the court. Drill only takes place in the halfcourt. The coach or manager starts … [Read more...]
Ball Handling and Dribbling Drills
Improve your team or individual ballhandling skills with the basketball dribbling drills below.
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This basketball workout contains 11 scoring drills -- moves that combine ballhandling and shooting to better develop the ability to score. With these drills you will work on change-of-direction, floaters, jump shots, and attacking defenders (cones). Spartan Scoring Workout … [Read more...]
This pdf below contains 4 drills to help develop the skills of reacting to a closeout and making a move, passing off of a screen, and shooting. Spartan Basketball Skill Workouts … [Read more...]
This basketball skills workout contains a variety of drills to develop and improve in the area's of passing, shooting, moves off the dribble, and more. Spartan Skill Development Workout … [Read more...]
Here are some great drills to develop skills that will help when you play on the perimeter. This guard skills workout contains drills that will help improve ball-handling, finishing, dribble-moves, shooting, agility, cutting, and more. Spartan Guard Skills Basketball Workout … [Read more...]
These 6 drills focus on scoring from the guard position. They combine shooting, attacking off the dribble, finishing strong, attacking and shooting off the pass. These are good drills you can utilize to further develop perimeter play. Spartan Guard Scoring Workouts … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop basketball dribbling and ball handling skills. Drill: Each player should have his or her own basketball (or there should at least be several balls in the line). The players all begin at one end of court as shown. The first player begins by dribbling to the first cone and performing a dribble move. The player continues to the … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop dribbling skills under intense pressure. Drill: All players line up behind the baseline. Place one less basketball than the number of players on the midcourt line (in the diagram shown, there are 6 players and 5 basketballs). Use only the shaded area between the top of the 3-point lines as shown. On the whistle or command … [Read more...]
Purpose: Teach the offensive players to dribble the basketball up court under intense defensive pressure. Drill: Divide the court into three separate lanes with an offensive player with a basketball and two defensive players in each lane. Players should be matched up according to size and ability -- guards with guards, posts with posts. The … [Read more...]
1) Basic Jump Stop Drill (without basketball) Purpose: To learn how to effectively perform a jump stop with proper footwork and balance. Drill: Have the players begin on the baseline without a basketball. After you have instructed how to correctly perform a jump stop (see Fundamental Skills 101: Jump Stops), have the players run forward from … [Read more...]
Purpose: To teach and improve footwork needed in offensive and defensive skills; to improve the athlete's ability to execute the basic types of dribbles. Drill: This drill is performed the length of the court. Set up four lines per court along one of the baselines, as shown in the diagram. The UCLA Series consists of the ten maneuvers described … [Read more...]