Slams and Figure 8s Basketball Cinditioning Drill

Slams and Figure 8s

Slams and Figure 8sPurposeThis is a good basketball conditioning drill that focuses on total body strength, especially on your core.How It Works1.  Slams – reach up over your body and

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elbow layups basketball shooting drill

Elbow Layups

Elbow LayupsPurposeThis is a good intermediate shooting and layup drill.How It Works1.  Begin at the right elbow, holding a basketball.2.  Explode forward, pushing the ball out ahead of you toward the rim.3.  Finish

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Power Layups

Power LayupsPurposeThis drill emphasizes finishing in traffic.How It Works1.  Place a cone on the right lane line, and have the players form a line, with the first two players holding a

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Inside Out and Go Basketball Dribbling Drill

Inside, Out & Go

Purpose This is a good intermediate dribble move drill. How it Works Starting a couple feet behind the arc, take a dribble forward with your right hand. Perform an inside out dribble

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Behind The Back Catch Drill

Purpose This drill will help with your hand-eye coordination. How it Works Start ith the ball held behind your head with both hands. Drop the ball and quickly move your hands behind

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mass footwork basketball drill

Mass Footwork

Purpose This drill practices footwork, stamina, agility and defense. How it Works Players spread out, with a couple of feet between them, facing the coach who has a basketball. Players will react

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Up and Back Drill

Purpose This is a great drill for practicing to maintain space between your feet while dribbling the ball. How it Works Start in an athletic position, turned sideways with your left forward,

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Slide Run Slide Drill

Purpose Players learn the proper footwork to recover when beat on defense. Drill Setup Set up two lines on the baseline. The first player in each line stands on the block in

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hurdle jumps basketball conditioning drill

Hurdle Jumps

Purpose This drill helps to build explosiveness off the ground. How it Works This is an advanced exercise. Line up 5 to 10 track hurdles. Two-foot jump over each hurdle. Jumping five

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Up and Under Baseline Basketball Post Drill

Up and Under (Baseline)

Purpose This drill will allow players to experiment with different finished - jump hooks, power layups and finger rolls to name a few. How it Works Start down on the left block,

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Continuous Layups

Purpose This drill emphasizes layup fundamentals and explosiveness, stamina and finishing. How it Works Players will form a line at the right hash mark, with both the 1st and 2nd players holding

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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 the basket.

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Figure 8 Basketball Dribbling Drill

Figure 8 Drill

Purpose This intermediate ballhandling drill is one of the most popular dribbling drills taught to youth basketball players. How it Works Start dribbling low down by your left ankle. Dribble the ball

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Squaring Up Basketball Footwork Drill

Squaring Up

Purpose This drill focuses on good footwork and 1 on 1 moves to use in the triple threat. How it Works Players form 3 lines on the baseline, each player with a

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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 Dribble the ball

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Front Turn Drill

Purpose Players learn the footwork for performing a front turn (or front pivot) Drill Setup Players form two lines – one on each side of the lane How it Works 1. Coach says, “Ready.” 2.

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Four Ball Partner Exchange

Purpose This is a great dribbling and passing drill that works on the exchange and communicating between exchanges. How it Works Line up 3 to 5 feet from your partner.  Each of

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