Play Type:“ “  Passing & Dribbling Drill


This is a great warm up drill that helps to get your players loose and work on their dribbling skills.

Set Up

  • In this particular drill, the point guard is trying to get to the basket and score from the baseline, in four dribbles.

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  1. On his first dribble, the other two players can start chasing him. If he’s dribbling it right-handed, players are going to use the left hand and try to knock it away.
  2. By the time he gets to the foul line, if I don’t think I’m going to catch him, I start thinking offense–I want to run in and chase him.
  3. If I can’t get him as he’s going to the basket, I want to take it out of the basket, run to the side, plant, and throw the pass deep.

3 vs 2 Variation

You can also use five players, who will pass back and forth to each other and go to the basket to score. When they start to come into position, the middle plauer, who is running the whole time, trys to catch the players in the middle. If he catches up to the middle players, then they’re allowed to use the dribble. If they can stay ahead of him, they pass it.

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