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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…

Dribble, Step and Shoot Drill

Purpose Teaches players basic passing and Players learn to shoot a layup off of the dribble. Drill Setup Players form two lines at the wings. Younger players should start from…

5 Man Swing

Purpose Breaking the zone defense can be tough – this drill will help condition players to pass quickly to spread the zone out. Drill Setup To start, you only need…

Pass, Catch & Shoot Drill

Purpose Players learn to shoot a layup after receiving a pass. Drill Setup Players form two lines, one on each wing. Two coaches stand near the top of the key…

Olympic Shooting

Purpose Being able to measure improvement over the course of the season can be difficult in some drills, but not so in Olympic shooting. This is a great transition drill…

5 on 3 + 2

Purpose To make the defense get two consecutive stops or a three-stop total before they rotate out. Drill Setup Five offensive players are across the baseline. Five defensive players are…

Shell Drill

Purpose To work on team defense, communication and positioning Drill Setup Four offensive players spread out around the arc – two players free throw lane extended, and two out on…

Sumo Drill

Purpose Working on getting low and using body to create space for rebounding Drill Setup Pair players off with teammates of similar size and skill Designate a ring – the…

Pepper Drill

Purpose To improve defensive footwork and conditioning Drill Setup Players spread out in the half court Coach stands in front of group facing the team How it Works Drill leader…

Sweep and Go Drill

Purpose To work on first step explosion, footwork, and finishing Drill Setup Split players into 2 groups, one on each elbow, one with balls, and one without How it Works…


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