As mother always said, [tag]practice[/tag] makes perfect. This maxim can be applied to anything from math homework to basketball. As a coach, coming up with new and exciting basketball drills for practice is not always an easy task. Here are a few basketball drills for practice that I frequently run that always has my team crying out for more.Basketball Drills for Practice

The first of the [tag]basketball drills for practice[/tag] is a [tag]shooting[/tag]game called 20 or nothing. Have your players line up at the free throw line with the player at the front of the line holding a [tag]basketball[/tag]. Player one takes a shot, and catches his own rebound, throwing it to the next person in line.

If he makes the shot, he gets one point but if he misses the shot he loses two. The first player to 20 points wins. As your players improve, try varying the distance of the shot or the scoring such that a shot missed penalizes each player 5 points instead of just 2.

Here’s another [tag]shooting drill[/tag] where points are accumulated. Divide your team into 2 groups, and have each group line up facing a basket at half court. The first player in each line has a ball. At the sound of the coach’s whistle, both players with the ball dribble towards the hoop. Upon reaching the basket, they can either make a [tag]lay-up[/tag] for 1 point, a shot outside the key for 2 points for a 3-point shot for 3 points. Each player must get their own rebound and pass to the next player in the line.

Each team has 4 minutes to accumulate as many points as they can. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.