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1 on 1 Touch the Cone Drills

The ability to play effective 1 on 1 offence can be very difficult for young players.  The athlete requires an effective level of quickness and agility because he/she will have to get into an opening quickly and then must have the ability to change direction if the path is taken away. 



1 on 1 Baseline Touch

Kevin Eastman, Assistant Coach with the Boston Celtics, loves this 1 on 1 drill because it not only works on 1 on 1 play but also the techniques involved in getting open and pivoting.



1 on 1 Closeout vs. Dribbler

This is a great 1 on 1 drill that players love. The drill works on the ability to make dribble moves at a high rate of speed as well as finishing.



1 on 1 vs. Closeout

This is a great combination drill that can help develop many skills and concepts.  Besides working on 1 on 1 offensive and defensive skills, this drill also enables the passer to work on the timing of their entry pass.



1 on 1 Trail Blazer

This is a good 1 on 1 drill from Ganon Baker because it encourages an attacking mentality. Cones are placed even with the edge of lane on each side and about 15 feet beyond the top of the key. 



Mirror Rebounding

Coaches are always looking for drills that are competitive and test the toughness and determination of their players.  Mirror Rebounding is just such a drill.  It can be done 1 on 1, 2 on 2 or 3 on 3.