Cone Handle Shots Drill

These skill development drills were posted by Kyle Gilreath in the FastModel Sports Plays and Drills Library The site has thousands of drills and plays that have been submitted by coaches from all levels and from all over the world.

This drill works on several components of improvement all at once:

Ball Handling: Force your players out of their comfort zone and to dribble lower and quicker each time, that is the only way to improve

 

Footwork: Creating space and finishing with the least amount of dribbles

Finishing Through/Over/Around the Defense:
This drill consists of a multiple of different types of shots and finishes that are great to add to your players’ repertoire.

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Strong/Reverse Lay-Up: Players starts with 1 ball and dribbles at each cone. The player will take 1 hard dribble with the outside hand and quickly crossover, take one hard dribble at the next cone and crossover (keeping the ball below the knees). After the last cone the player takes no more than two dribbles and attacks the rim. Finish on the other side of the rim with strong hand, make 3 per side.

Next set is similar but the player will do an inside-out crossover at each cone. The finish is with the off hand (left hand reverse on right side).

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Floater: Players starts with 1 ball and dribbles at each cone. The player will take 1 hard dribble with the outside hand and quickly dribble between the legs, take one hard dribble at the next cone and crossover (keeping the ball below the knees). After the last cone the player takes no more than two dribbles and attacks the rim and shoots a floater (1 and/or 2 feet) make 3 per side.

When driving right shoot right floater and left floater driving left

 

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Spin Fadeaway: Players starts with 1 ball and dribbles at each cone. The player will take 1 hard inside-out dribble with the outside hand and quickly dribbles between the legs, take one hard dribble inside-out at the next cone and between the legs (keeping the ball below the knees). After the last cone the player takes one hard dribble and spins off the coach/pad for a fade away jumper. Make sure the player is not drifting, but slightly leaning/fading back to get the shot over a big.

Contest the shot without getting under the shooter (prevent ankle injuries).

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Step-Back: Players starts with 1 ball and dribbles at each cone. The player will take 1 hard inside-out dribble with the outside hand and quickly dribbles behind the back, take one hard dribble inside-out at the next cone and behind the back (keeping the ball low). After the last cone the player takes one hard dribble at the lane and steps one hard step back into a jumper.

Contest the shot without getting under the shooter (prevent ankle injuries).

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Step-Back Crossover: Players starts with 1 ball and dribbles at each cone. The player will take 1 hard dribble with the outside hand and quickly dribbles between the legs->behind the back->crossver, take one hard dribble at the next cone and dribbles between the legs->behind the back->crossver (keeping the ball low). After the last cone the player takes one hard dribble at the lane and steps one hard step back dribble and then quickly crosses over, creates space with 1 dribble for a jumper.

 

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