Drills You Can Do At Home

Drills You Can Do At Home

Floor Shots
All great shooters practice with plenty of repetition. You can practice your shot laying bed or on the floor.

  • Lie flat on your back
  • Slightly bend your legs
  • Set your hands in a shooting position and shoot the ball directly upward to the ceiling
  • Follow through, catch the ball, and repeat

Ball Circles
You don’t have the dribble the ball to improve your ball handling skills. Strengthen your hand-eye coordination.

  • Stand with your feet about shoulder-width
  • Swing the ball around your torso from front to back
  • Work in 60 second intervals and switch direction
  • Work circling the ball around other areas of the body: head, knees, and ankles

Finger Tips
Building up strength in your fingers will help with your ball handling, passing, and catching.

  • You can do this while standing, sitting, or lying down.
  • Hold ball in front of you with your finger tips, tap ball back and forth between your hands as quickly as possible
  • More advanced players can move arms around in different locations while moving ball back and forth.
  • Set goals of how long you can tap ball back and forth without making a turnover

Ball Slaps
Ball slaps are another drill that you can perform to increase finger strength.

  • Hold basketball in one hand then pound it in your opposite hand.
  • The receiving hand should squeeze the ball upon impact
  • Repeat process for 60 second intervals



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