Youth Online Workout

Individual Basketball Skill Drills

Below is a basketball workout designed for players to work on their fundamental skills until team practices resume. These drills allow for players to work INDIVIDUALLY and can be done in a fairly small space. You do not need a basketball hoop, all you need is a hard surface that will allow for dribbling such as a garage, space in a storage room with a concrete floor, the driveway when weather permits, etc.

TIP: Do not get frustrated or give up if you can not do all of these drills very well right away, just keep chipping away little by little and the more difficult drills WILL get easier and you WILL get better!

These drills are most effective when done CONSISTENTLY 3-4 days a week for 20-40 minutes at a time.

Players will need 2 BASKETBALLS and a TENNIS BALL

A video demonstration of these drills is included below so that you can follow along and see what each drill should look like and how to do it.

*For those of you who have young ballers in 3rd & 4th grade, I have also included a short video clip of many of these drills that I did with my own son when he was at that age to show you what these look like with a younger player.

  • Standing 2 Basketball Dribble
    25- Pound Together (waist-shoulder high dribble)
    25- Low Quick Dribble
    25- Alternating Dribble
    25- Cross Front
    25- Cross Legs
    25- Cross Back
    25- Front-to-Back Swing D
    ribble
    25- Side-to-Side Windshield Wiper Swing Dribble
    25- In-&-Out Swing Dribble
    25- Behind & Around Leg (right & left)
    25- Behind & Around Leg Alternating
    ADVANCED DRILL:
    2 Balls- 2 Pounds then Double Cross Front/Legs, “Kill” 1 Ball & Double Cross 1 Ball Front/Legs, Pick up “Killed” Ball & Repeat Right Away but Kill Opposite Ball this time

  • 1 Basketball & 1 Tennis Ball; Toss to Self (catch tennis ball overhand)
    25- Right Hand Only then Left Hand Only
    25- Alternating Toss Between Hands
    ADVANCED DRILL:
    Toss tennis ball up and do a DOUBLE CROSS before catching it (TIP- we are looking for a QUICKER cross, NOT a higher toss)
  • 1 Basketball & Tennis Ball with Partner or Against a Wall (catch tennis ball overhand)
    25- Right Hand Only then Left Hand Only
    25- Cross BB in Front then catch Tennis Ball coming back from partner or wall
    25- Cross BB between legs then catch Tennis Ball coming back from partner or wall
    25- Cross BB behind back then catch Tennis Ball coming back from partner or wall
    10- Double Cross then Pass to Partner or Wall
  • 2 Basketballs & 1 Hand Pass with Partner or Against a Wall
    25- Right Hand Only then Left Hand Only
    25- Double Cross BB then 1 Hand Pass After Double Cross
  • 1 Basketball Dribble into Shot Form
    25- Right Hand 1 Pound Dribble into Shot Form
    25- Left Hand 1 Pound Dribble into Shot Form
  • 1 Basketball Work on Shot Form
    50- Shot Form Straight up While Laying on Back (strong wrist snap); ball should go straight up and straight back down to player

We are proud of our players who are working hard on their own to improve their skills!
#HARDWORKPAYSOFF
#PROUDTOBEYOURATTACKTEAMMATE&FAMILY

*If you would like to share your own individual workout videos or pictures please send them to Shawna Carson at scarson.nebraskaattackbb@gmail.com. I would love to post and share them with the rest of our Attack teammates.

Keep up the hard work Kinley!
We are proud of your individual effort and look forward to getting together on the court with you!

Way to work Carly!
We are proud of the work you are doing on your own and can’t wait to see you on the court soon!

Jordan Holmes- 5th
W
orking on her Hi-Lo Dribble! Keep up the good work Jordan!

Ryleigh Skalka- 7th
W
orking on her Handles! Way to work Ryleigh!

Keep on Ballin’ Haley!
Way to Hit the Hoop!