Partner Closeout Drill

Purpose Players practice close out fundamentals. Drill Setup Players pair off and stand 15 feet apart. One player has a ball. How it Works 1. Both players stand in triple threat position 2. On the

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Transition to Defense Drill

Purpose Players learn the footwork for quickly transitioning from offense to defense Drill Setup Two players line up, one on each side of the lane facing the basket. They stand at the

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One on One Drill

Purpose Players learn to put defensive fundamentals into play in real game-like action. Drill Setup Set a line of offensive players at the wing. The defender stands on the same side block How

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Shell Drill

Purpose To work on team defense, communication and positioning Drill Setup Four offensive players spread out around the arc - two players free throw lane extended, and two out on the wing How

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Online Basketball Drills

Full Court Defense Secrets

Great one on one defenders can be very tough to find, and although you can’t teach strength and athleticsm, you can give players a better understanding of angles and how to

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Online Basketball Drills

Youth Man to Man Defense Drill

This is a drill I use with elementary school boys (2nd to 4th grade so far) that has been popular. It teaches the boys to move without the ball, and to move/weave toward the basket (to be in a position to shoot). I've found this drill works best with man-to-man defense.

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