drills you can find on our first page.
Step & Pass
The two offensive players move the ball up the court with an emphasis on making good passes. The defenders cover their area when the offensive players enter it, then stop defending when the ball leaves their area. The defenders play man and try to double-team when they can.
Variation – Run the drill with bounce passes and overhead passes.
Push It Up the Floor
If “one” is called, Player 1 cuts to the basket to receive a bounce pass and then put in the lay-up. If “two” is called, Player 1 moves out to receive a chest pass and shoots a baseline jumper.
Whichever shot is called, Player 2 moves in for the rebound as Player 1 sets up at the top of the key. Player 2 passes out to Player 1 and the drill repeats with the roles now reversed.
Chest Pass Wall Drill
If you’d like, you can eventually move up to using three basketballs. You’ll get into a rhythm where one ball hits the wall, one hits the floor and one is released by you. For added difficulty, move closer to the wall or even try adding a 4th basketball.
Beat the Press
Variation – Make the bad pass from the low post player out to the player at the top of the key, then practice longer jumpers or even 3-pointers.
3 on 2 No Dribble Lay-ups
Around the Post
The drill starts with the first player in each “top of the key” line passing out to the wing on their side (chest pass). The wings then pass into the post player on their side (lob or bounce pass). The post players then kick it back out to the next player in the “top of the key” line on their side.
The two players who started the drill have now moved out to the wing, the original wing players have moved into the post and the post players run to the end of the “top of the key” lines. Now repeat drill.
Fast Break Lob
The players begin by running quickly down the court. When the player with the basketball gets to the foul line, he/she should throw a lob pass out to the 2nd player (who is probably at about mid-court). The pass should go up and over the imaginary defender. The 2nd player catches the ball and then goes in for the lay-up. Have the players switch roles going in the other direction. Then the next two players in line repeat the drill.
You can also try adding a defender on the player receiving the pass so the passer really learns how to get the ball up and over the defender.