Topic 1: Loose Ball Drill

This drill creates a 1-on-1 competition that builds mental and physical toughness. It helps players learn to sacrifice their bodies for the team and give maximum effort on the court. It also helps to develop reaction time and quickness, which are essential skills needed for basketball.

How to Perform:

  1. Two players line up on the baseline equal distance from each other with their backs facing the open court.
  2. Standing in front of the players, coach rolls a ball out onto the open court.
  3. When coach blows the whistle, the players instantly turn and sprint to the ball.
  4. The player who reaches the ball first immediately tries to score on the other player.
  5. If the player with the ball scores, the drill is over.
  6. If the player with the ball misses or gets the ball stolen, the drill is also over.
  7. Once the drill is over, the two players go to the back of the line, and the next two players compete.