Full Court Basketball Drills are a huge key to having success as a basketball team. For many programs at all levels, time is a precious commodity. Most coaches face the issues of gym availability, access to their players, and a need to keep their players as fresh as possible. So as coaches, we must be as efficient as possible with our precious time together as a team. There is no bigger time, energy, and mood sucker than to spend time lining up on the baseline for “conditioning.”
A great way to do “conditioning” to combine running up and down with basketball skills. Full court basketball drills provide a great opportunity to work on individual skills, offensive and defensive concepts, and teamwork while also getting players in shape. Full court drills also engage and create an atmosphere of competitiveness for the players. It is a sort of way of “tricking” them into completing tasks that they may not otherwise be interested in. No player wants to run lines. Instead, take the concept of running and lines, add a basketball, some specific skill target, and scoring into the equation, players will push themselves to the limit.
Regardless of the style you play, up-tempo or methodical, your team will benefit from the use of full-court basketball drills. It is a great conditioner, motivator, energy builder, and habit developer. Here is a mix of some of my favorite full-court basketball drills that I have collected over the years.