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Top Basketball Drills & Trainer Resources

Posted by Upper Hand | Dec 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

From rebound and free-throw drills, to footwork and passing, resources and drills for basketball coaches are endless! We’ve compiled a list of some of the top sites and drills that will help basketball academies take training to the next level. You’ve probably used a lot of the same drills for years, but it’s always a good idea to widen your playbook, not just to improve the training you offer, but for your own mental growth. Challenging yourself and your staff of trainers to try new things and push limits will keep the whole team motivated!


  1. Drills that Cover it All
    Complete with awesome gifs, Complex offers 10 Basketball Drills Every Player Should Master. Defensive drills, shooting and passing drills, and ball handling - this one covers it all.

  2. Keeping Drills Fun
    Basketball for Coaches offers some great resources for basketball trainers. We especially love these drills for youth basketball coaches that keep the kids learning, while also having fun! 27 Basketball Drills and Games for Kids

  3. Rebound Drills
    Rebound stats have a major impact on the game of basketball, so training players to pro-actively capture a rebound is a critical component for effective training. Breakthrough Basketball offers tips drills and fundamentals on How to Improve Basketball Rebounding.

  4. Partner Drills
    There’s nothing worse than a ball hog. Even star players need to know how to work with the team, or they won’t stay on top for long. To help build strong team relationship’s, Coach’s Clipboard offers a number of Partner Passing and Shooting Drills

  5. Dribbling Drills
    Another great list from Basketball for Coaches is the 50 Basketball Dribbling Drills. These drills help players develop amazing ball handling. Bonus: You can find some quick tips at the bottom of the article to help athletes improve all their dribbling drills.
  6. Dribbling Drills Videos
    With 1.1 million subscribers, and hours worth of training videos. The I Love Basketball TV youtube channel is a great place to search for any basketball drill or techniques your looking to tweak in your training. This one in particular takes things to the next level with some Dribbling Progression Drills.

  7. Layups Drills
    Online Basketball Drills boasts that this 4 Minute Layup Drill is great for passing, finishing, communication and conditioning. They also offer multiple coaching tips and drill variations.

  8. Layup Drill Videos
    Looking for additional layup drills? Breakthrough Basketball shares these 3 Lay Up Shooting Progressions with videos. They are great for beginners or to refresh technique with more experienced players.

  9. Passing Drills
    It’s one thing to throw the ball around at practice, but it’s important to prepare athlete’s for the high-pressure situations that they will be in constantly, during the game. USA Basketball offers a comprehensive list of passing drills for high-pressure situations.

  10. Technique
    When running through any of the above drills, it’s important to keep general technique tips in mind. The more players run through drills using inappropriate technique, the harder it will be to break those bad habits. Breakthrough Basketball shares these Proper Techniques, Fundamentals, and Form that should be taught early and reviewed often. 

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Topics: Basketball, Coaching & Training Tips

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