Basketball Fitness Drills

These basketball fitness, agility, and footwork drills will focus on improving players flexibility, strength, explosiveness, coordination, speed, and overall conditioning.

Competition levels are ever increasing and therefore players should be faster, stronger, and conditioned. Coaches at all levels must continue to improve the players overall athleticism by increasing players flexibility, strength, explosiveness, coordination, speed, and overall conditioning.

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

Basketball Fitness 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.

Fast Footwork Drill

This basketball fast footwork warm-up drill is a great agility warm-up drill that focuses on basketball footwork and movements.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Backboard Touch

The objective is to increase jumping abilities, leg strength, explosiveness and fitness as well as proper jumping technique.


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