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Bunnies

Purpose This drill focuses on coming to a stop under control, and staying balanced through the jump shot. How it Works Starting on the right wing, take one dribble towards…

Outside – Inside Dribble Drill

Purpose Partners need to work in unison for this drill to work.  That’s why it’s a good team-builder! Drill Setup Line up 3 to 5 feet from your partner. Each…

Cone Dribbling Drill

Purpose In this drill, players dribble as they change speed and direction. Drill Setup Set up 5-10 cones in a line roughly one large stride apart. How it Works Beginning…

Six Chair Drill

Purpose In this drill, players dribble over chairs while wearing garden gloves, to build better ballhandling skills. Drill Setup Arrange six chairs or tall cones on the court in two…

One Hand Speed/Power Dribble Drill

Purpose Basketball is a game of length.  This drill works on lengthening the dribble. Drill Setup Drill starts on one sideline, goes to the other sideline and back.  There are…

Gravel Drill

Purpose This is a great warm-up drill that also develops the in/out dribble move. Drill Setup Take your stand ready to start dribbling with your right hand. How it Works…

Jab and Go

Purpose This is a great intermediate triple threat drill that focuses on selling the jab step. Drill Setup Start on the right wing in a triple threat position. How it…

Corkscrew Ballhandling Drill

Purpose This is a great ballhandling drill for beginners. Drill Setup Start holding the ball with two hands at about ankle length How it Works Start wrapping the ball around…

Rear Turn Drill

Purpose Players learn the footwork to perform a rear turn (reverse pivot) Drill Setup Players form two lines – one on each side of the lane. How it Works Coach…

3 On 2 To 2 On 1

Purpose Players learn to make the right pass in fast break situations. Drill Setup Begin with three lines evenly spaced across the baseline, similar to a three man weave. On…

Dribble and Toss Drill

Purpose Improves hand-eye coordination and helps players break the habit of staring at the ball when dribbling. Drill Setup Two players line up approximately 5 to 10 feet apart from…

Layup Footwork Drill (No Ball)

Purpose Learn the footwork and mechanics for shooting a layup. Drill Setup Set up two lines behind the baseline. How it Works   Start in triple threat position with no…

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