These basketball quickness and speed drills have something for every age and level of competition. So whether you are looking to learn the basic techniques of running or trying to improve your footwork and explosiveness, there are basketball workouts for you. Our goal is to provide you with the exact training that you need as a basketball player or coach.
Every one of these basketball quickness and speed drills are in high-quality video and text format. The reason for both types of information is to speed up the learning and skill development process. Each basketball training video is instructed by a professional trainer and is instructed by a high-level player.
So if you are a basketball player trying to train on your own, you will be able to watch the training video and then do the drill yourself. If you are a basketball coach looking to teach their players how to be faster or quicker, you can watch the videos and then teach your players how to do the different basketball drills and then instruct them as they do the drill.
There are some excellent training tools out there that will help you execute some of these different drills. Make sure that you check out our list of the best basketball training equipment to find the tools you need.
Quickness and speed translate into the game of basketball more than it does for most sports, and having your basketball team maximize their ability to be fast can add a lot of value. On defense, if your team can be quicker, it will help prevent the other team from getting the ball in the paint, and on offense, the faster your team can get up the floor, the more chances they will get at easy baskets. The only way that your basketball team is going to be able to play faster, though, is for you to take time to help your players learn how to be quicker/faster in your basketball workouts and practice.
Basketball is becoming a game that revolves around athleticism, and if you cannot keep up with the players you are going against, it will be difficult to get on the floor. That is why you need to dedicate time and add these basketball speed and quickness drills to your basketball training plan. You don’t have to spend hours on it each week, but you need to spend some time working on it regularly. Use these basketball workouts to help maximize your quickness and speed.
This video is going to teach and explain the correct athletic position that the player should be in during the course of a basketball game.
The ball drop reaction drill is going to help the player develop quick reflexes and become quicker at starting.
The cone sprints drill is going to work on the players ability to quickly get to full speed, stop, and then get going again.
The crossover steps drill is going to help the player work on the first step before turning your hips laterally and going to sprint.
This kneeling stops drill is a great way to break down the motion of stopping as well as teaching you the right technique.
The lateral cone steps drill is going to teach the player to be light and quick on their feet as they step over and between the cones.
This lateral shuffle drill is going to work on the players lateral quickness and footwork. The goal is to improve overall lateral quickness and footwork.
The mat dive speed training drill is going to focus on the players ability to get their body momentum moving forward as they start to sprint.
Reverse Hop Backs are an excellent basketball workout for improving functional basketball agility and overall coordination.
The rolling starts speed training drill is going to help develop the players starting speed and the correct footwork of beginning a sprint.
The Side Shuffle is a great basketball workout for teaching lateral speed and quick feet. This exercise builds on the 1 Step and 2 Step Lateral Shuffle Hop.
This arm movement drill is going to work on what the arms should be doing when the player is in a full sprint.
This drive phase drill will help to teach the player to be quicker and more efficient in their starting motion.
This first step drill is going to teach the player how to quickly get into their sprint motion and be effective with their movements.
The wall explosions drills is about teaching the player how to start quickly and efficiently. In a game you may go from a complete stand still to having to sprint down the floor in transition.
The 2 Step 1 Step (Shuffle Step and Crossover Step) is a more advanced variation of the Lateral Shuffle Hop and the Cross Over Step.
The 2 step back cone drill is a great basketball workout for developing backwards to forwards change of direction speed and quickness.
The 2 Step Backs drill is a great basketball agility exercise for working on vertical change of direction and developing good footwork.
The 5 yard cone crossover steps drill is one of the best basketball workouts for teaching lateral quickness and change of direction.
The 5 Yard Cone Side Shuffle exercise is one of the best basketball workouts for teaching lateral quickness. The HD video along with the text will teach it.
Check out the detailed instructions below and then watch the online HD video to learn how to teach and perform the 5 Yard Forward Backward Runs drill.
The back peddle to sprint drill is going to work on the players ability to go from being in a back peddle to a slide or a dead sprint.
The Backpedaling Reach Backs drill is a great way to teach reverse foot speed and reverse speed and power.
This box cone basketball drill is going to work on the players ability to quickly and effectively move forwards, laterally, and backwards.
The NBA pro agility drill is a test that they do at the NBA combine to see a players quickness. This video will help breakdown the drill and give some tips.
This partner racing drill is going to use cones and is going to make the players have to compete against themselves.
The cones change direction drill is going to help the player work on their ability to quickly and efficiently change directions.
The Crossover Steps drill is designed to teach player's lateral running speed and proper lateral running form by teaching them the proper footwork.
The follow the leader basketball drill is going to help the player work on their reaction time and lateral quickness as they try to mimic the leader.
This change direction drill is going to work on the foot crossover action that you would use when you turn to sprint.
The L (corner) drill is going to work on the players ability to close out under control and then quickly go to a lateral closeout.
The ladder cone basketball drill will work on a player's ability to change directions and also their ability to change what type of movement they are using.
The man in the middle basketball drill is going to teach the player to be able to react quickly, and then also move and change directions quickly as well.
The mirror change direction speed training drill is going to have two players compete against themselves and hopefully make them both quicker.
The mountain climber start drill is going to work on the players starting quickness which will help them get up the floor quicker.
The mountain climber start speed training drill is going to teach the player to be able to quickly get into their sprinting speed.
The partner chase basketball drill is going to work on the player's ability to quickly start and also their drive phase as well.
The standing broad jumps to lateral sprint basketball drill will work on a player's ability to land and then immediately turn laterally to sprint.
The standing broad jumps to sprint basketball drill is going to work on a player's vertical jump as well as their quickness and speed.
The T change direction basketball drill is great for measuring a player's quickness moving forward, backwards, and laterally; as well as improving it.
This is a great change direction basketball drill for players to do that want to learn to be efficient with their footwork and movements.
The zig zag cone basketball drill is going to work on the player's ability to quickly plant their outside foot and change directions.