Drills That'll Improve Your Game
By Claire Miles - November 26, 2022

To become a basketball expert, one must put in countless hours of practice and hard work. Basketball workouts can concentrate on every game element, such as passing, regaining lost balls, court vision, defense, and so much more. Players engage in various individual and team activities to develop their fundamentals. Below is a list of basketball exercises to help you get better.

An individual drill called the Mikan concentrates on footwork and finishing around the hoop. Beginners and big men who must practice finishing at the rim are encouraged to use this drill. The only equipment required for this workout is a basket, one basketball, and one participant. Starting under the basket with the basketball in hand, the player performs the Mikan drill. The athlete will alternate between shooting left- and right-handed layups, grabbing their rebound before taking their next shot.

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The Superman drill is a simple rebounding exercise that coaches players in the basic rebounding motions. This exercise may be modified in several ways to improve contact finishing while increasing intensity. A player begins the Superman exercise with the ball on each side of the hoop, outside the paint. The basketball will be thrown off the chalkboard and land on the opposite side of the paint. The player should then sprint after the ball while maintaining their arms fully extended and leap as high as they can to grasp it.

The hero drill is a further easy passing exercise to aid players in developing their basketball passing fundamentals. With the ball in the hands of the center player and one of the outer players, the players will line up on the baseline in three lines that are equally spaced apart. Next, as they run up and down the court, the players will pass and catch the ball. The outside player without the ball will receive a pass from the middle player as he turns to catch it, and the central player will receive a pass from the outside player. Once again, as they move down the court, the middle player will pass the ball back to the player from whom he first received it. Players don’t move positions during this drill, which is vital to remember.