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Partner Closeout Drill

Purpose Players practice close out fundamentals. Drill Setup Players pair off and stand 15 feet apart. One player has a ball. How it Works 1. Both players stand in triple…

Flick Pass Drill

Purpose Players learn to properly execute a one-handed flick pass. Drill Setup Players pair off and line up across from each other in the lane area. Each player should be…

Pass and Follow Drill

Purpose Players focus on executing a proper flick pass and follow-through. Drill Setup Players form four lines. One on each of the elbows, and one on each of the blocks….

Yo Yo Dribbling Drill

Purpose Helps players improve their dribbling, especially for the around the back crossover and the front crossover. Drill Setup Players line up anywhere on the court. Coach stands in front…

Dribble & Layup Footwork Drill

Purpose Incorporates a dribble into the layup footwork drill Drill Setup Set up two lines behind the baseline. Each player has a basketball. How it Works Start in triple threat…

Defensive Stance Chair Drill

Purpose Players learn the proper fundamentals of a defensive stance Drill Setup Have your entire team stand with their backs to a bench, bleachers, or a row of chairs. If…

Transition to Defense Drill

Purpose Players learn the footwork for quickly transitioning from offense to defense Drill Setup Two players line up, one on each side of the lane facing the basket. They stand…

2 Ball Dribbling Drill

Purpose Improves dribbling skills. Drill Setup Players line up on the court in front of the coach. Each player has two balls How it Works Coach calls out dribbles from…

Close Out Shooting Drill

Purpose Players work on shooting while under defensive pressure. Drill Setup Split your team into groups of four. One shooter stands at the free throw line. Three defenders stand under…

V-Cut & Catch Drill

Purpose Players practice cutting and passing to the cutter. Drill Setup Two players line up on opposite sides of the court at the free throw line extended. One player has…

180 Degree Turn Drill

Purpose Simulates the proper footwork for quickly changing direction and going from offense to defense (or vice versa). Drill Setup Players form two lines – one on each side of…

One on One Drill

Purpose Players learn to put defensive fundamentals into play in real game-like action. Drill Setup Set a line of offensive players at the wing. The defender stands on the same…

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