Basketball drills and skills

This season, never hunt around for a fresh basketball drill again. Get proven and easy to use drills for all groups and abilities with Basketball Coach Weekly. As a coach, it is your job to give your team the skills and technique to be great players. The soccer drills in this section will help you coach your players in the core skills of the game. We’ll tell you what to look out for, how to get the ideas over to your players, and we’ll give you games and exercises to really power-up their skills.

‘Inside Out’ Pushes 5 Players Toward Goal

Set a time goal for the 5 players to get up the court and back while completing the proper passes and scoring layups at both ends in stride. Why use this drill This drill shows players how quickly they can get up the court and transition into offense, even if it’s off a made shot. […]

Curl, Catch & Shoot From 4 Spots

Shooting is more than a release, it’s about footwork to create a shot and catching the ball in a proper shooting position to ensure success Why use this drill You want players taking game shots. All four shots in this sequence come off cuts and curls you’d expect players to execute in a game. Set […]

4-Person Outlet Drill

More passing requires accuracy and proper spacing as another person enters the fold in pushing the ball up the floor. Why use this drill This is the next progression from the previous page’s drill. Get players used to throwing quick, accurate passes to advance the ball rather than the dribble. Set up The middle line […]

Lots of movement sets up backdoor

A lot of screening and motion goes into this set in which the opposite post comes high, sets a ball screen, rolls and eventually gets a pass from a dribbling wing. Why use this play Arizona’s offense has five players constantly moving, which keeps the defense on its heels and creates open passing lanes. Set […]

2-3 zone defense

A great counter when facing a 2-3 zone, have your wings cross and screen the top defenders creating an opening for the ball handler to drive. Why use this zone play Robert Morris University ran this play against Youngstown earlier this season. Rather than the typical zone play in which the ball moves around the […]

Open the corner for an uncontested shot

Draw the opposite-corner defender into the lane with a dribble drive, then have a curling wing player screen that defender to allow for an uncontested shot. Why use this play Duke makes 3-point shooting look easy because of the movements used to create open shots. Here, the opposite corner becomes wide open after an inside […]

Recreate Kyrie’s Big Shot

The shot that sent the NBA’s best regular season game into overtime, came from a welldesigned out-of-bounds play easily added into your playbook. Why use this out-of-bounds play Every team needs a few 3-point options when precious few seconds remain and the ball is being inbounded from the side. Set up Form a straight line […]

Post drill: Ball Screen, Roll & Receive High-Low Pass

Run multiple cutters to the same general area, which provides you an offensive advantage and makes match-up zones struggle in their quest to defend you. Why use this post drill Get your post players used to coming toward the perimeter, then move back toward the hoop in creating high-percentage scoring chances. Both players also get […]

Fast-paced drill for quality shots

Why use this shooting drill Work on shooting, closing out and following your shot in this fast-paced drill designed for players looking for a competitive way to get a lot of quality shots When three players want a shooting workout beyond simply tossing uncontested jumpers at the rim, encourage them to use this drill during […]