Basketball Conditioning Drill: 5 in 65
(Vero Beach, Florida)
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Level - Beginner and up.
- Players spread out on the baseline. The coach should be positioned at half-court with a stop watch.
On the coach's whistle the players sprint as fast as they can to the opposite baseline and back five times. The coach should time how long it takes the players to finish. Note
- High school players should be able to complete five trips within 65 seconds. The time may need to be modified for younger players.Variations
- The players can dribble a basketball and perform a jump stop and pivot at each baseline. The time would need to be adjusted for this.
This is a great conditioning drill. The coach can also make it more challenging by lowering the time as the season goes on.