I find that the traditional wisdom on [tag]basketball practice[/tag] is a bit stale. Here are two drills for [tag]basketball[/tag] practice that Michael sent to us that he likes to do for warmups.
1. Circle pass drill – team circles around one player. (This is a good [tag]drill[/tag] to build hand eye coordination, passing skills and learning to move and pass.)
a . One person passes to central player, who passes to the next person around the circle.
b. The person who passed to the central circle goes to the center and the center person takes their place.
c. This alternates around the circle in either direction with either bounce or chest passes.
2. Alternate layup drill – (I hate the traditional layup drill so I started my kids doing this drill.)
a. Two lines under the basket facing out. [tag]Coach[/tag] stands at foul line.
b. Player A from one of the lines starts without the ball and circles out around the coach and back towards the basket.
c. Player A receives a pass from other line, Player B.
d. Player B then circles around the coach to receive a pass
from the other line.
e. Shoot layups or jump shots.
f. Good, fast paced action with little standing around as in the traditional layup drill.