Basketball drills are important in producing a top tiered youth basketball team.
Our basketball drills will allow you to create a fun and competitive basketball
practice to prepare our athletes for match competition. The basketball drills we
provide will excite, challenge, and encourage players when coached properly. It
will be through the repetition of our basketball drills that player’s skills will
be refined and perfected.
Browse the latest basketball drills below or browse our drills by age or skill using
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This team layup competition will focus on full-speed layups, and staying calm during break aways.
1 Minute Shooting Competition
This basketball drill is a great basketball shooting drill that focuses on shooting under pressure with no opponent.
Fast Footwork Drill
This basketball fast footwork warm-up drill is a great agility warm-up drill that focuses on basketball footwork and movements.
Pick And Roll Drill
This basketball drill focuses on the pick and roll move in basketball. The pick and roll is an offensive play in basketball in which a player of the attacking team creats a pick for the ball handler to slip by, the pick player then rolls out towards the ball handler who then receives a pass and attempts to get the shot off.
Basketball Dribbling Drill - Team Dribble Tag
Team Dribble Tag is a fun basketball dribbling drill that works primarily on a basketball player's dribbling skills, but will also improve speed, quickness and awareness on the dribble as well.
1v1 basketball game
This 1v1 basketball drill (1-on-1 basketball drill) is great for working on players defensive and offensive game in basketball.Since the 1v1 basketball game is the most basic form of basketball, it allows basketball coaches the ability to focus on specific areas of the game.
Basketball Passing Drill - Pepper
This basketball passing drill is wonderful for developing all aspects of passing the basketball. Hand-eye coordination, soft hands, accuracy as well as footwork. Pepper should be used as a warmup drill or used as a core drill in a basketball practice focused on passing.
Basketball Shooting Drill - 60 Point Shooter
The 60 Point Shooter basketball drill is great for developing and practicing shooting the basketball from all different ranges. The game entails a three point shot, a shorter range jumper and a free throw in each round.
Basketball Fastbreak Shooting Drill
This basketball fastbreak shooting drill will focus on shooting while on a fast-break as well as ball handling skills while on the dribble.
Five Point Passing Drill
This basketball passing drill focuses on improving young basketball players passing ability. This basketball passing drill will also help improve hand-eye coordination along with movement before and after the pass. This passing drill requires players to stay alert as they are receiving the ball and think quickly to make the next pass.
Basketball Passing Drill - Two Line Fullcourt Passing
This is one of many good basketball passing drills available on basketballxpert.com. The object is to improve the basketball passing skills, accuracy and technique of the player. This basketball drill also gets a little fitness in as well.
Basketball Shooting Drill - Little Around the World
The basketball shooting drill Little Around the World is a fun and useful basketball drill to improve a players shooting skills. The drill will work on shooting the basketball from all different angles. It also challenges the player to get to a spot on the floor and get their shot off quickly with good form and accuracy.
Four cone five ball basketball agility drill
Here is a wonderful basketball agility drill that will not only force a player to be quick in a short area, but will also force the player to problem solve and come to a quick solution.
The Take It Out Warmup Drill
This is a very good basketball warmup drill your team can do at the beginning of practice or in your pregame warmups before the basketball game. The drill involves lots of movement and passing that ends in a shot.
Basketball Hour Glass Passing Drill
The basketball hour glass drill is a good passing drill for all ages from the youngest all the way up to high school ages. The passing drill will improve footwork, hand-eye coordination as well as passing skills. This is a good warmup drill at the beginning of basketball practice.
Basketball Dribbling and Ball Handling Basics
Too many coaches overlook the basics of the game. Dribbling and ball handling drills should be used every practice. Whether they be for warmup or a core of your practice that day, do not overlook the importance of touching on the subject at every training session.
Basketball Agility work to Shooting
The objective of this drill is to work on basketball agility ending the progression with a jumpshot or layup. This drill allows the basketball coach to work on agility and fitness while the finishing jumpshot will make the drill fun for the basketball player so it does not feel as only a basketball agility drill.
Working on the Basketball Fast Break
Gaining numbers advantages is a key aspect of smart basketball. Taking advantage of these situations is the difference between winning and losing. The fast break is when a team will get the opportunity to get hese number up situations such as 3 on 2 and 2 on 1. This drill will give the player repetitions in these situations.
Basketball Ball Handling Warmup
A fun series of basketball drills to improve the player's ball handling skills. This is a good basketball drill for the opening part of your basketball practice.
Full Court Passing Drill to Layup
This drill is great for teaching younger basketball players good passing technique as well as good basketball footwork. For older players it is also a good basketball fitness drill.
A Basketball Practice Dribbling Session
Dribbling is the basis of the game of basketball and for especially the younger player it should be emphasized every practice with repetition and focus. Strong hand, weak hand, two balls, working on moves, changing speeds and directions...the whole range of basketball dribbling. With superior basketball dribbling skills the player will be able to escape difficult situations on the court and create positively for their team.
Full Court Shooting Basketball Warmup Drill
This is an early practice wamrup shooting drill. The basketball drill will get the players legs warmed up as they cover the full court on a dribble-jog. It will also allow the players to practice several basketball shots from layups to free throws to jump shots.
Hitting your Free Throws when you're tired
The objective is to improve a player's free throw shooting in a more game-like situation. Too many players practice free throw shooting when they are fresh and not focused. This drill will make a player have to hit their foul shots when they are tired and breathing hard and also make consequences for missing their free throws.
Three Stop Halfcourt
The objective of the Three Stop Halfcourt drill is to emphasize the defensive aspects in the half court game. Focus on strong defense and rebounding to get an important stop.
A Full Court Warmup Shooting Drill
As coaches we are always looking for good warmup drills that the kids will enjoy. Here is a warmup drill for a shooting practice that will get the kids plenty of shots as well as their legs warmed up with some running and dribbling.
Faking to Create Space for Your Jumpshot
The objective of this drill is to develop a comfortable basketball move that will allow a jump shooter to create space and get away from a defender to get a good jump shot away. It's not difficult to drain that wide open jumper, but the real offensive basketball stud is the player that can create space and score when being covered. It becomes more and more important the older the player gets.
Basketball 1v1 Roll
To improve the basketball player's 1v1 skills as well as to improve defensive 1v1 skills. The drill also works on finishing with either hand and dribbling with both hands.
The Basketball Star Shooter
The Basketball Star Shooter will work on improving passing, shooting as well as communication between players.
The Four Minute Shooter
The Four Minute Shooter To improve the player's overall shooting ability while creating a more game-like and competetive environment. The drill works on the layup, midrange basketball shot and the three pointer. Finally the rotation ends with two pressure free throws.
4v4 Round Robin
4v4 Round Robin is a game the kids love. This takes the place of an end of practice scrimmage or can be played on a free day. The 4v4 will give more space on the court allowing the players to be more creative and attacking in the offense. It will also encourage better 1v1 defense as there is less defensive help available.
Dribbling in Threes
Dribbling in threes is a basic basketball dribbling drill meant to improve the youth basketball player's dribbling skills with both hands. Dribbling in Threes should be an early practice drill when warming up or working on dribbling talents.
Combo Shooting for 2
To improve shooting skills and accuracy in a competetive environment. Forcing the player to make shots from different areas of the court in a timely manner.
The Basketball Weave Drill
The objective of the basketball weave drill is to improve passing/dribbling skills, improve communication and improve communication between teammates.
Dribbling to Own the Circle
The objective of Dribbling to Own the Circle is to become a better basketball dribbler. This drill will work on all the major basketball dribbling moves as well as the art of protecting the ball from an opponent.
Shooting from the Elbow
The key to becoming a good shooter is to practice, practice, practice. The great shooters in the NBA will tell you they spent hours in the gym shooting jumpshot after jumpshot. Here is a simple shooting drill that can be done with a team or with just you and a friend in the gym. The objective is to allow for a good repetition of shots from anywhere on the court.
Dribbling With Chairs
This drill is for younger basketball players learning the basics of dribbling. The object is to focus on keeping the ball in the hand away from the defender as well as dribbling with both hands. It will also emphasis keeping your head up and seeing the court.
Working on Defensive Channelling
The object of this drill is to allow the defensive player to learn techniques to force a ball handler to go where the defender wants them to. By proper body position and footwork the defensive player can funnel or channel the ball handler certain directions. In a game it will allow the defender to force the offensive towards defensive help or towards bad areas of the court.
Knockout is a wonderful basketball shooting competition your players will love. The drill works on hitting pressure shots and forces your players to quickly get the ball in the basket. Knockout is competetive, fast and can be used to work on jumpshots from anywhere on the court.
Working on Defensive Transition
Everyone always focuses on the offensive side of the game of basketball. Score, score, score, but the most succesful coaches know the importance of transition. Transition defense is how fast a team can change from attacking to defending. Here is a drill on teaching transition defense. The objective is to focus on players getting back on defense and preparing for their defensive responsibilities.
Two Bounce 21
The Two Bounce 21 Game is a fun and challenging game that will improve a players shooting and free throws. The key to improving a player's shooting abilities is repetition and the Two Bounce 21 Game offers repetition in a fun and competetive environment.
Dribbling with Both Hands
This drill will help you improve hand speed, ball control and your ability to dribble with both hands.
The Backboard Touch
The objective is to increase jumping abilities, leg strength, explosiveness and fitness as well as proper jumping technique.
The Spider Dribble
The objective of the spider dribble is to improve players dribbling skills with both hands around all parts of the body.