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Basketball Drills for Players
Do you want to take your game to the next level?
Check out these basketball drills given to us directly by NBA Player Development Coach Don Kelbick. If these are the basketball drills that the PRO guys do, don't you think this is where you want to be? I'd hope you would say, "Yes!"
We created this page for you, THE PLAYER, so you don't have to search and sort through all of the drills to find what basketball drills will work for you. Most of the basketball drills can be done by yourself, but there are a few that you need a partner to perform the basketball drill.
Running Basketball Drills the Right Way
The first thing to realize is that the great players focus on the little things.
Too many players make the mistake of starting the basketball drill and just running through the motions.
To get better, each basketball drill needs to have a purpose and you really need to focus and work hard to improve.
Practicing drills is when players get better. In fact, the most important aspect of getting better as a player, is how you run those basketball drills.
In order to get better, you need to practice over and over to develop good habits and muscle memory. If you don't practice the RIGHT way, you're just developing bad habits and training yourself to play the wrong way.
So I urge you to take the time to learn the detailed fundamentals of basketball. And then run the drills to train your body to perform those fundamentals without even thinking about it.
Coaches, click on Basketball Drills For Coaches for drills that apply to you.
You'll notice that we tried to categorize the drills for you, but many of the drills here are mullti-purpose which means they work on they work on other skills as well. For example, Chair Curl which is located in the ball handling section works on shooting, ball handling, and footwork.
Basketball Rebounding DrillsMcHale Layups - Video
Basketball Footwork DrillsJump Stops
Chair Pivots (Inside Pivot)
Drop Step - VIDEO
Drop Step Counter (Inside Pivot) - VIDEO
1 on 1 Ball Tough Drill - VIDEO
** More Footwork Drills
Basketball Passing DrillsOne Hand Pound
2 Ball Pass / 2 Man Shot
Basketball Defense Drills / AgilityDiamond Agility Drill
Defensive Reaction & Conditioning Drill - For Players
No Hands Defense Drill
All Around Player Development Drills & Workouts30 Competitive Game-Like Skill Development Drills
Basketball Camps and Regional TrainingIf you are looking to take your game to the next level through basketball camps and regional training, check out these pages.
Breakthrough Basketball Skill Development Camps
Regional Skill Training and Player Development