Below is our “3 Minute Drill”. It one of our favorite coaching basketball conditioning drills and the kids love it.
We use it at different points of practice depending on the day. We feel: (1) it is a great conditioner, (2) it is team competitive, and (3) it fits with our offensive philosophy.
3 Minute Drill
Initial Set Up
Using 5 balls the team is divided into 3 lines (A and B) at opposite ends of the floor. Lines 1A and 3A are positioned on the baseline between the 3-point line and the respective sidelines. Line 2A is positioned on the baseline behind the basket (same on the other end for B). The first player in line 2A (middle line) has a ball, as do the second players in lines 1A and 3A. At the other end, the first players in lines 1B and 3B each have a ball.
To begin–player 2A passes to player 1A on his/her right and sprints behind his/her pass. He/she runs the length of the floor to player 3B and receives a pass for a bank shot or 3-point shot.
Player 1A, after receiving the ball (on the run), passes to player 3A and sprints behind his/her pass. He/she runs the length of the floor to player 1B and receives a pass for a bank shot or 3-point shot.
Player 3A, after receiving the ball from player 1A shoots a lay up at the other end. Player 2B grabs the ball out of the net and continues the movement heading toward the basket at the opposite end of the floor.
Purpose of the Drill
2) To get players playing within our uptempo philosophy
3) Large number of quality shots in a short period of time
Points of Emphasis
1) Spacing – keep players wide on the outside – proper angles to shooting positions
2) Form and technique of shooting both jumpers and lay-ups
3) Rebounding – Missed shots should not hit the floor
4) Passing – Must hit teammate in stride with the pass
5) Speed and Proficiency – the faster we run, the longer you will have to shoot!
1) 33 trips minimum (2 passes with 1 attempted lay-up and 2 outside shots = 1 trip)
2) 160+ points (8 possible points on each trip)
3) No missed lay-ups
4) As proficiency improves: set # of 3-pt. makes
5) If applicable: set # of dunks
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