Individual Basketball Point Guard Drills
If you're a point guard you should be interested in drills to improve your dribbling as well as overall passing skills. While many basketball drills focus on passing and ball handling, others will help you improve your scoring and jump shooting skills. Point guard drills can also improve your court vision drills and fast break skills.
Up and Downs
Start by dribbling the ball at waist height, directly in front of your body. After several dribbles, start to bounce the ball higher and higher until it's as high as you can handle it without jumping. From there, start bouncing the ball lower and lower until you're dribbling on your knees with the ball as close to the floor as possible. Perform this drill with both hands.
Perimeter Shooting Drill
Hold the basketball at the top of the key. On your coach's whistle, dribble to the left side of the three-point line and then down towards the baseline. Stop about 10 feet from the rim and take a jump shot. Retrieve your own rebound and repeat the drill from the other side of the court. Continue the drill until you're fatigued.
Individual Passing Drill
Grab a basketball and stand several feet from a concrete or solid wall. Start by bouncing a basic chest pass against the wall and trying to catch it while remaining in the same spot. As you improve, take a step or two away from the wall and continue to perform the pass. Try throwing behind-the-back passes and two-handed bounce passes against the wall to improve your accuracy and consistency.
Dribble Drive Drill
Grab three cones and place one at the top of the key, one at the left corner of the foul line and the final cone 2 feet in front of the rim. On your coach's whistle, dribble from center court as quickly as you can toward the first cone at the top of the key. Perform a crossover dribble from your right to left hand and continue towards the second cone. Execute another crossover, this time from your left hand to your right, dribble to the final cone, perform a jump stop and take a 2-foot jump shot. Retrieve your own rebound and repeat the drill until you're fatigued.
Jason Aberdeene has been a freelance writer since 2008. His articles have appeared in the "UCSD Guardian" and on various websites, specializing in teen health. An assistant at Kagan Physical Therapy since 2009, Aberdeene has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of California, San Diego.