Advanced Basketball Training Drills You Need To Try

advanced basketball training

The best way to improve your team is to improve your own basketball skills. If you think doing basketball drills is boring, you should try and sit on the bench because you’re not yet good enough to play on the court. You should practice like you have never won and when given a chance to play; you should perform like you have never lost. So as you go out and build your basketball training plans, take away all the guesswork by practicing some of this advanced basketball training tips.




Here are some categories you should focus on with your basketball training drills:


Categorizing your Basketball Drills

1. Dribbling drills
2. Rebounding drills
3. Basketball Fundamentals
4. Competition Drills
5. Passing drills
6. Post-move drills
7. Shooting drills
8. Team drills
9. Defensive drills


Practicing these drills while training will help you improve on your basketball skills and ultimately become a better basketball player.


Some tips on Advanced Basketball Training

Ricochet Drill

This amazing drill is best suited for all players but you should avoid using this drill with a very wide stance because the ball can bounce far away. This drill involves only you and the basketball. You can pretty much do this anywhere. Spread your legs enough so that the ball can easily pass through or shoulder width apart. With your knees locked, hold the ball in front of you. You then bounce the ball at a 450 angle between your legs as you catch it when it bounces back.


The Drilling Figure 8

While practicing this drill, spread your legs wide apart; bend your knees. Try to be as low as you can. Start the ball with your left hand; keep it as low to the ground while dribbling it steadily. Cross the ball at the center of your body and dribble it back between your legs as you reach it out with your right hand. Repeat this drill for a few minutes.


The Self Shooting Drill

This drill is best suited for all players but you should avoid practicing it if you have a knee injury or a nagging wrist or finger injury. Practicing this drill will help you shoot directly to the net once you are playing the actual game.


The Two Ball Dribble

This drill is best suited for point guards. Dribble your two basketballs with both hands while standing still, walking, and running. This is the best way to practice and become a better player.


The Fast Breaking Shooting Drill

This drill is best for small forwards and shooting guards. It will train you to sprint down the court and hit jump shots. Practicing this drill will make you a valuable asset for your team.


These drills may be very basic and boring but for others could already be in the advanced level. Adding speed, weights, and duration to the drills will make these definitely an advanced method of improving your basketball skills.



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