Closeout-Slide-Rotate Defensive Drill

This is a drill I put in this Summer during our workouts to improve our lateral and rotational agility. You can start with a coach having the ball or having the defensive player (1) pass to the coach ...

Competitive Hammer Shooting Drill

Recently I shared a Read & React Shoot Drill that focused on baseline drives. This drill is a competitive version of that drill that incorporates defense. Every line should have a ball except ...

1-on-1 Continuous Closeouts

Playing 1-on-1 is one of the best drills to use for player development. I helps emphasize individual defense and teach players how to create scoring opportunities with limited dribbles. What I love ab...

LA Lakers 1-on-1 Continuous Zig Zag

Byron Scott’s LA Lakers run this drill in the NBA Pre-Season Training Camp that was aired on NBAtv over the weekend. They performed this drill as a segment of their warm-up period. We have all s...

1-on-1 Post Cone Drill

This drill is excellent in teaching your players how to effectively create angles in the post on offense, and also take them away on defense. Place one cone at the top of the key and another cone on t...

1-on-1 to 3-on-3

It is safe to say that every basketball coach on earth has put their players through a 1-on-1 zig-zag drill. This drill adds an additional component to it. Once the ball-handler reaches the operationa...