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Cone Handle Shots Drill

I love this drill because it works on several components of improvement all at once:

Ball Handling: Force your players out of their comfort zone and to dribble lower and quicker each time, that is the only way to improve

Footwork: Creating space and finishing with the least amount of dribbles

Finishing Through/Over/Around the Defense: This drill consists of a multiple of different types of shots and finishes that are great to add to your players’ repertoire.






Dribble Moves to Jump Shots


Player starts dribbling and makes a move at each of the cones, once the reach the other sideline quick change direction, take one dribble and pass to coach and cut to the wing. On the catch back, player has option to shoot jumper, one dribble pull-up or finish at the rim.

Advanced Players: Add a defender closing out once the coach passes back.

 Cone Moves:
-Inside Out
-Inside Out Crossover
-Between the Legs
-Inside Out Between the Legs
-Backdribble to cross-over

Full-Court Cone Dribbling


Perform a dribble move at each cone until half-court, then sprint dribble to next cone, make a strong move, finish through contact…Repeat going back.

Moves at back-court cones:
-Inside Out Crossover
-Between the legs
-Inside Out Between Legs
-Behind the bag
-Reverse dribble (at cone)

Moves at the Rim:
-Pull up jumpers
-Strong side rim finishes (both hands) -Change direction finishes (both hands) -Lane floaters
-Step back jumpers
-Step back cross-overs
-Hop thru finishes

Full-Court Dribbling Drill

Today’s drill is just a reminder that sometimes simple is better. This is just a basic ball-handling drill that effectively and efficiently improves your players’ dribbling skills and ability to finish under contact.

fullcourtdribblingKeep bouncin…

21 (with a coach)

21 is a fun drill to incorporate into your workouts to make them competitive, without using contact.

Goal is to reach 21 pts using a normal scoring system. (3’s=3, Jumpers=2, Lay-ups=1)

Start by putting 5 minutes on the clock. If they do not reach 21 at the end of time, give them one minute to rest and start over. (Time can be adjusted to make it easier/harder).

21Enjoy the games this weekend and as always…

Keep bouncin…