Basketball is a sport everyone appreciates whether you play it or just watch it. Today I want to talk about 5 basketball drills that will enhance your game as well as your teammates.
The first basketball exercise I want to discuss is one that enhances your reaction time to a missed shot. For this drill you are going to need a partner. To begin, your partner is going to stand under the hoop and bounce the basketball off the backboard. Now you are going to run up to the basket and catch the rebound, shooting the basketball in the hoop. Run this drill 5 to 7 times then switch and let your partner catch the rebound. The more you do this the faster you will get.
The second basket ball exercise is a one on one drill. To begin you are going to dribble the ball down one end of the basketball court. As you make your way down to the other end of the court you are going to try and maneuver your way around your opponent. When you get to your basket you are going to take a shot. After you shoot your partner is going to take the ball and do the same. You and your partner are going to take turns running this drill and guarding each other. Run this drill 10 times then relax. This exercise will strengthen you and your teammates game both defensive and offensive wise.
The third basketball exercise is a 3 point drill that requires three players. One player will stand off to the side (either to the left or to the right) behind the three point line. Another player will stand under the basket and the third player runs the ball. To begin, the player with the ball will run in on the basket and pass the ball to the man under the basket. That player will then pass the ball to the player standing outside the 3 pint line. That player will immediately shoot the 3 pointer. Now the man under the basket will rotate to the outside of the 3 point line. The player who shot the 3 pointer will rotate to be the runner and the player that ran the ball will stand under the basket. Do this basketball drill 10 times then relax. This exercise strengthens your players 3 point shots and their passing game.
The fourth basketball exercise is a shot for shot drill called "H.O.R.S.E". You will need at least one other player for this exercise. To begin this drill player 1 will shoot the ball from anywhere on the court. If he misses it, it's player 2 shot with no penalty and player 2 can shoot from anywhere on the court. If he makes it then player 2 has to shoot the basketball from the same spot. If player 2 misses it then he gets an "H" and player 1 gets to shoot the basketball again from anywhere on the court. If player 1 misses his shot then player 2 gets to shoot from anywhere on the court. If player 2 makes it then player 1 has to shoot the basketball from the same spot as player 2. If player 1 misses it then he gets an "H". If player 1 makes it then player 2 gets to shoot the basketball again from anywhere on the court. Continue this until one player has spelled out "Horse". Whoever has spelled out "Horse" loses.
The last basketball exercise is a one man drill that is intense however it seriously enhances your shooting game. To start this drill shoot the basketball from the free throw line as many times as you can until you miss. When you miss, catch the rebound and run to the left outside of the 3 point line. Shoot the 3 pointer then retrieve the basketball and move to the 3 point line behind the free throw line. Shoot the 3 pointer then retrieve the basketball and again move to the right outside of the 3 point line and shoot the 3 pointer. Now after your third 3 point shot retrieve the basketball and return to the free throw line and run the drill again. Do this exercise 5 times then relax.