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Basketball Workout Drills

In order to become a great player your must have great work ethics. Your work ethic depends on your basketball workout drills. Your workout drills are the back bone to your success. You must work and get your weakness strong and your strengths stronger. Every level that you go up. Every one is going to be quicker, stronger, and faster. To be the best you have to be in the top as an athlete and as a skilled player. Here are a few drills to get you on your way to becoming a better player.


Being in top condition is a must. The first key to being good in the game is being able to finish the game. Playing in a game is like going to war. As a warrior you want to be able to finish strong. Anyone can start but not everyone can finish.


Suicides is one of the oldest conditioning drills but very effective. Start on the baseline run to foul line, then run back to baseline then to half court and back to baseline. Then run to opposite foul line then back to baseline then opposing baseline and finally back to the baseline where you started.

Tip: Try to complete the drill under 30 seconds

2. 17's

Line up on the sideline. Now you are running from sideline to sideline trying to complete 17 total trips in a minute.

3. 21's

Just like 17's with a little twist. You will line up on the sideline run from sideline to sideline 7 times. Rest 1 minute, then run it 11 times, rest for 1 in a half minutes, then 21 times, rest for 2 minutes. Then work your way back down to 11 times, then 7 times.


While in the paint do defensive slides from side to side. This drill is a combination of conditioning and defense. Good for both.

Dribbling Drills


This drill will help increase finger strength. Hold the ball above your eye level with your hands extended. You hands will be at the bottom of the ball. Now you are trying to squeeze the ball out of your hands like a banana. Alternating from hand to hand.


You want your arms to be extended. The ball will be in your hands. One hand on the left side and the other hand on the right side. Now you will tap the ball back and forth from each hand. Start with your arms extended in the front of you. While you are tapping the ball from hand to hand you are moving your arms up above your head then all the way down towards your knees.


These are regular crossovers, but you want to pound the ball on these crossovers. The reason for pounding is for ball security. The harder you pound the less time the ball is spent out of your hand which leads to fewer turnovers.


Dribble the ball between your legs while walking. This get you out of the stationary mode and gets you moving up the court. Whenever you are comfortable start jogging with it.


You want to push the ball on this drill full court at full speed. Time yourself and keep trying to beat your time.


This is a full court drill. You want to run in a zigzag motion. At every time you zigzag you want to do a quick dribble change of direction. Either a behind the back dribble, between the legs, or a crossover. Use your imagination.

Shooting Drills


You want to be in triple threat position. Have a chair as your defender. Jab to the left of the chair then to the right of the chair. Then pull up for a jumper


Chair as your defender. Triple threat position. 1 to 2 hard dribbles rubbing shoulders with the chair. Then pullup jumpber


Chair as your defender. Use your arsenal of moves. Between the leg dribble or crossover or spin, etc. Use either move. Rub hard off the chair and then pull up for the jumper.

These are just a few examples of some basketball workout drills that will help you improve your game. These are just a areas that you much improve on. Along with shooting, dribbling, and conditioning use also work on athleticism and the mental aspects of the game. Never stop learning continue to work hard and reach the next level

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