Comprehensive List of Basketball Conditioning Drills Ideas

Here is  a list of basketball conditioning drills ideas. This guide will allow you to include variety in your basketball conditioning program.

Basketball Court

Any drill that can be performed on the basketball court. These drills include running, pattern, basketball movement specific drills.

On the Line Drills

  • ¾ court
  • 17s
  • Suicides
  • Ladder Runs

Pattern Runs

  • Sprint
  • Shuffle
  • Backpedal

Line Drills

  • Triangle
  • Square
  • Circles
  • Hops, bounds


  • Rim Jumps
  • Agility Ladder
  • Agility Hurdle
  • Jump rope
  • Box Jumps
  • Jumping Jacks

Change of Direction

  • Cone Drills
  • T-Drill
  • L-Drills
  • Agility

Reaction Drills
combine Basketball drills with a conditioning Pace

  • Races
  • Chases



Drills that can be performed on a track. Some drills can be substituted to a football or soccer field.

  • Interval
  • Sprint/Walk
  • Competition
  • Cone
  • Partner Drills


If you have stadiums steps and ramps available. Great for working on acceleration, deceleration and conditioning.

  • Stairs
  • Ramps

Weight Room

You can use the weight room to condition your players. Ideas such as footwork drills for time, competition and partner drills for time or reps. (*Do not use heavy resistance for these drills)

  • Competition
  • Partner
  • Box Jumps
  • Bicycling
  • Treadmill
  • Elliptical
  • Stairstepper
  • Jump Rope


Author: Courtney Campbell

Basketball Strength & Conditioning Coach. I breathe, sleep & eat maximizing basketball players on and off court performance. Follow him on Twitter or Like on Facebook.

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