Beginner Basketball Drills

Beginner Basketball Drills

Browse the latest beginner drills for basketball below or browse our drills by age or skill using the links on the right side of this page.

Beginner Basketball Drills

1vs1 Close-Down/Box-Out

This 1 on 1 basketball rebounding drill will focus on rebounding, closing down a shooter, and boxing out the rebound.

Basketball Shooting After Rebound Drill

This basketball rebounding drill will focus on shooting immediately after winning a rebound.

Around the World Rebounding

This basketball rebounding drill will focus on close-outs, boxing out, and winning the rebound after a shot.

Layup competition

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.

Basketball Offensive Drill - Swing passing, cut and finish at the rim

This drill works on a multitude of offensive basketball skills. Quick accurate passing, good movement, footwork and cuts, and finishing at the rim. It encourages players to make good, hard cuts to the basket and then finish.

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.

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 Free-Throws Drill

This is a great basketball free-throwing drill good for individuals or small groups.

60 Point Shooter

The 60 Point Shooter basketball drill is great for developing and practicing shooting from all different ranges. This basketball game entails a three point shot, a shorter range jumper, and a free throw in each round.

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.

Two Line Fullcourt Passing

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.

Little Around the World

The Little Around the World shooting drill 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.

Four Cone 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 Basketball Star Shooter

The Basketball Star Shooter will work on improving passing, shooting as well as communication between players.

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.

The Spider Dribble

The objective of the spider dribble is to improve players dribbling skills with both hands around all parts of the body.


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