Today’s aspiring young basketball players have the greatest number of learning and training resources ever seen. Informational resources are available in abundance – from books to websites and blogs to videos, and from camps to leagues to individual instruction, This post is going to highlight video resources with 12 YouTube basketball training videos that are available online for everyone and are free.
The YouTube basketball videos highlighted here cover basketball drills, training tips, plays and strategy. There is a wealth of basketball resources on YouTube but unfortunately the quality (and number of ads) can vary significantly. We have combed through a large number of videos to come up with the best combination of quality content, clear video and minimal number of ads. However, sometime there are trade-offs.
12 Basketball Training Videos:
Each video listed below includes a short description and the actual run time of the video. Most of these videos are 3 minutes or less. Some of the videos also includes links to other basketball training videos.
1. A Free Lesson With Kobe Bryant – Run Time: 7:36
L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant provides a set of basketball lessons useful to players at all levels. Topics covered include: Basic shooting form, grip of the ball, how to sell the fake, how to attack the foot, shooting a pull up jump shot, The Art of the Foul Shot, Play to the Opponents Weakness, and the importance of stretching.
2. How to Turn Around A Bad Game | featuring Rachel DeMita – Run time: 3:44
Everyone has a bad game once in a while. Former D1 player & current NBA2KTV host Rachel DeMita provides some insights and tips for how to turn things around when having a bad game and not letting things get worse. Some good tips.
3. How To Instantly “Jump Higher” To Dunk A Basketball – Run time: 3:05
Your vertical jump is an important aspect of every basketball players game and is also important in many other sports. This video is the first of two parts that show you very useful vertical jump exercises.
4. How To “Jump Higher” In Basketball – Part II – Run time: 2:34
This is Part II of the “learn how to jump higher” videos. These exercises are more advanced and designed to help players become more explosive and athletic.
5. Shooting a Basketball in SUPER Slow Motion – Run time: 3:39
This interesting video uses a high speed camera (1,000 fps) to dramatically slow down the action of shooting a basketball. The smooth, slow footage provides a very high level of detail of both ball and body movement for shooters showing excellent form.
6. Simple Basketball Plays – Split The Post – Run Time: 3:10
In this basketball strategy video the classic play of Splitting the Post is described in detail. The play has a large number of options and opportunities for scoring.
7. Basketball Dribbling Drills : The Quick Hands Drill in Basketball – Run Time: 0:56
A very useful drill for developing hand speed and eye-hand coordination. Part of a series of videos for improving ball control and ball handling.
8. Basketball Dribbling Drills : The Saturn Drill in Basketball – Run Time: 1:16
The Saturn drill is designed to help improve your ball control skills and agility. Another part of a series of videos for improving your ball handling and ball control.
9. Basketball Dribbling Drills : The Rhythm Drill in Basketball – Run time: 1:29
The rhythm drill is another video for developing eye-hand coordinating for improving your ball handling and dribbling skills. This can help in becoming more comfortable handling the ball and in keeping defenderes off balance.
10. OWN the LOW POST! (Low Post Moves) – Runtime: 3:30
This basketball video provides tips for low post play. Topics include how to set up in the low post, catch the ball and read the defender, body positioning, and using the release step to get separation from the defender.
11. KILLER Drop Step!!! (Low Post Move) — Shot Science Basketball – Run Time 3:06
The focus of this video is on how to seal the defender in the low post with a Drop Step. This is a pretty straightforward move that is a great way to get to the basket and maybe even pick up a foul.
12. Best Basketball Workout Ever – Kyle Fuller (League Dreams) – 4:04 Run Time
Kyle Fuller is a player from Vanderbilt who is highly motivated and has a very vigorous basketball workout. Check this out for some training tips and to see a type of workout you probably haven’t seen before.
So there you have the 12 Basketball Training Videos. We hope you found at least a few helpful basketball training videos from this YouTube collection. Here is an And-One — As a bonus be sure to check out “Michael Jordan’s Basketball Lesson – Defensive Skills” — This video is a bit longer with a run time 34:21 and the video quality is not great, but learning from MJ is.