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How to Become a Better Player During the Coronavirus Pandemic

From the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook
"Helping coaches coach better..."

"Don't count the days; make the days count." - Muhammad Ali

For now during this pandemic, team play and even 1-on-1 play has to be avoided. But you can still workout while social distancing. Here are many good individual drills that players can do on their own.  Create a weekly schedule, selecting some drills that you do every day, and some that you rotate 2-3 times/week. Work on your weaknesses!


Ball-handling drills - daily 5 min

One-ball and 2-ball stationary dribbling drills - daily 10 min

Chair dribbling drills - daily 5 min

Rapid Fire Wall Passing - 5 min

Footwork drills

Shooting form and individual shooting workout - daily 20-30 min

Finishing drills around the hoop - layups, reverses, inside hand, pro-hop, floater, Euro step

How to Become a Good Post Player - drop step, jump hook, up and under, turn and face, dribble-drop, step out, high post.

Guard moves/skills - triple threat, jab step moves, shot fake moves, split step, etc.

Defense - Lane Slides/Z-drill, Close-Outs

Conditioning - after stretching, go outdoors and do some distance running and some short sprints.

Strengthening/Agility workouts

Stay safe! - Coach Gels