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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 Shooting Drills

      Ray Allen Shooting Drill - Video

      Keving Durant Shooting Workout and Drills - Video

      4 Spot Fast Break Shooting Drill

      Quick Shot Video

      X Jump Shots

      Post Feed / Spot Up

      10 Spot Shooting Drill

      Form Shooting

      Wing to Wing - Video

      Wing Screen - Video

      Reverse Shots - Video

      Two Ball Shooting

      2 Ball Pass / 2 Man Shot

      Screen the Screener Shooting

      Video: 12 Shooting Drills from NBA Skills Coach Don Kelbick

Basketball Offensive Move Drills

      One on One Moves Drill

      Pivot Shooting

      Wing One-on-One

      Top One-on-One

      Full Court Chair Series


Basketball Rebounding Drills

      McHale Layups - Video

      Taps Drill

Basketball Footwork Drills

      Jump Stops

      Chair Pivots (Inside Pivot)

      Wing Combo

      Drop Step - VIDEO

      Drop Step Counter (Inside Pivot) - VIDEO

      1 on 1 Ball Tough Drill - VIDEO

      ** More Footwork Drills


Basketball Post Play Drills

      Mikan Drill

      Low Post Chair Pivot

      Split Post Chair Pivot

      Power Dribble Into

      Rapid Fire Post Moves

      Drop Step - VIDEO

      Drop Step Counter - VIDEO

      ** More Post Development Drills and Tips

Basketball Ball-Handling & Dribbling Drills

      VIDEO of Two Ball Dribbling Drills & Moves

      One Hand Pound

      Chair Changes

      Two up - Two back

      Dropstep Dribble

      Chair Curl

      Chair Curl Phase 2 (With 2 Chairs)

      Dribble Screens

      Two Ball Dribbling Video

      Backup Dribble Drill

      Splitting The Hedge Drill & Video With Manu Ginobli

      VIDEO - Partner Dribbling With Tennis Ball Toss

      1 on 2 Pressure Ballhandling Drill

      3 Basketball Pick and Roll Drills


Basketball Passing Drills

      One Hand Pound

      Pair Passing

      2 Ball Pass / 2 Man Shot

Basketball Defense Drills / Agility

      Diamond Agility Drill

      Defensive Reaction & Conditioning Drill - For Players

      No Hands Defense Drill



All Around Player Development Drills & Workouts

30 Competitive Game-Like Skill Development Drills

51 Player Development Drills, 8 Workouts, Training Strategies

Basketball Camps and Regional Training

If 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

More Basketball Tips

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