Basketball Dunk Drill

Basketball Dunk Drill


This basketball drill is designed to help you work on your vertical jump, as well as being able to jump quickly multiple times. You might jump to contest a shot in the paint in a game and then immediately have to jump again to get up and rebound the basketball. If you have to load and gather yourself before being able to jump again, you will most likely not be able to grab the rebound.

Along with working on your vertical, this drill also works on your hands and being able to dunk. If you cannot dunk, you can just lay it up, and it is still working on developing soft hands. Challenge yourself each time to jump as high as you absolutely can, and you will be surprised at how much your vertical and quick jumping abilities improve.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Basketball Dunk Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on getting up and getting up off the ground quickly.


Coaching Points

  • Don’t step back and gather in between each jump.
  • Get up off the ground as high as you can and as quickly as you can each time.
  • Land with your knees bent.
  • Fight through the fatigue and still push yourself to jump higher each time.
  • A good way to do the reps for this drill is 20, 10, 5, 3, and then 1 with two people, and the only rest the players get is when the other person is going.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The player is going to start with a basketball in front of the rim.
  • He/she is going to jump off both feet as high as they can, and if they can dunk it two hands, they must dunk it.
  • If not, then they should alternate hands each time and jump as high as they can.
  • They will immediately grab the ball out of the net each time or off the miss and go right back up until they have completed the total amount of reps.


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One Response

  1. I am 19 and 5’11” tall. I am struggling to increase my vertical jump, currently it is 26″. please advise how can I jump higher to dunk.

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