From Rory Hamilton, head girls coach at Norman North High in Oklahoma This drill works on skip passes, dribble penetration, kick-out passes, drawing defenders as you attack and culminating in an open corner 3-pointer when all defenders are occupied. Why use it Players must get used to moving the ball via the […]
Basketball Passing Drills
These basketball passing drills give you a huge selection of activities to choose from to improve your team’s passing. From basics like how to throw the ball and how to catch it through to more advanced training sessions on passing patterns and quickness, we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re looking for a basketball drill to run at practice tonight or planning your practices for the rest of the season you’ll find everything you need right here at Basketball Coach Weekly.
From Troy Culley, head coach of the Myerscough College Division 3 team, UK ‘Paired Passing’ uses simple actions to work a multitude of game skills within a drill you can use every day to hammer home their importance Why use it Not every drill needs to utilize the entire floor, run the […]
From Rory Hamilton, head girls coach, Norman North High School in Oklahoma Work on wing entries, post feeds, skip passes and ball reversals in this high-energy drill requiring quick movements and constant motion Why use it Passes in practice must look just like the ones you want to use in a game. […]
From Kelly Graves, the head women’s coach at the University of Oregon You don’t want to be the one who misses in this drill focusing upon dribble penetration, proper cuts to the hoop, passing to a cutter and scoring on the move. Why use it It seems so easy – deliver a sharp pass in […]
From Kelly Graves, the head women’s coach at the University of Oregon The pressure is on as players must make accurate passes, secure their catches, sprint to the next spot and eventually score at the rim without the ball touching the ground Why use it The Scramble Drill shows your players why delivering the ball […]
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 shooting drill Today’s post players need to be adept at coming high into sets, handling the ball and passing to teammates. This drill covers those basics and […]
When you have a player capable of catching a long pass, turning and beating the defender 1-on-1, this is the perfect play to run. WHY USE IT Many great full-court, lategame sets involve lots of screening, quick passes and player movement to create an open shot. This play uses those actions but it’s in an […]
The 4-on-3 ‘Tight Corners Drill’ encourages smarter, faster passing as the offense attempts to use its numbers advantage to beat the defense. WHY USE IT Improve passing with high energy drills utilizing defenders. SET UP Each team has at least four players although only three at a time play on defense. The offensive four players […]
Prepare your players for the chaos and frustration of facing a double team by having them execute smart passes, which lead to fast breaks. WHY USE IT Double teams frustrate ball handlers. Give them the confidence to break them by drilling the importance of smart decision making. SET UP One offensive player with a ball […]
Get your big man into the action by reversing the ball, clearing space and setting up an isolation on the block WHY USE IT A lot of the focus in the 4-Out Motion is on the perimeter players but reward your post for all his or her hard work by an opportunity to go 1-on-1 […]