Sideline Sprint Series (Video)

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This sideline sprint series has great progressions for shot repetitions, footwork and ball handling. When done at high intensity, it is also great for conditioning.


I use ball tees to eliminate the passing variable. This allows for more shots and greater efficiency.

Set up with a ball tee  (chair, cone, anything that can hold a ball) near the elbow.

The shooter is on the sideline, a ball placer is near the ball tee and a rebounder.

There should be a ball on the tee and the ball place has a ball.

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Shooter sprints to the tee and scoops the ball  Sideline sprint2
After scooping the ball, shooter takes his shot.  Sideline sprint3
Shooter returns to the sideline for his next shot. Ball place places the 2nd ball on tee for the next rep and the rebounder rebounds the shot and asses the ball  to the ball placer.  Sideline sprint4
For the next progression, shoot sprints from the sideline and grabs theball from the tee. Sideline sprint5
Shooter then rips to the outside, puts the ball on the floor for a 1 dribble jump shot. Sideline sprint6

For the next progression, we set up a cone about 4 3 feet from the ball tee.

The shooter sprints from the sideline, grabs theball. He then rips to the outside and puts the ball on the floor. He then makes a second dribble change dribble, inside the cone, for a jump shot.

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Don Kelbick

Coach Don Kelbick has had 27 years of coaching experience, 25 at the college level including 14 years as a head coach and 10 years as a Division I assistant including stops at Hofstra University, Marist College, Keene State College, and Florida International University. In 2 years as a high school coach, his teams produced 6 Division I players and was ranked #1 in Florida 28 out of a possible 34 weeks. In addition to coaching he has scouted for NBA teams, including the Knicks and the Hawks, and served as a general manager in the USBL.