Promoting team skills and developing personal skills are common reasons for performing basketball drills. Drills are often developed to promote improvement in specific areas of the game, such as shooting, dribbling or passing.
Coaches typically use a base set of drills to develop general abilities and drills to help players improve specific skills. Specific drills are often given based on the players position and responsibilities, such as ball-handling drills for point guards. Team-based drills often teach running specific offensive or defensive plays, making it easier to perform during games. Coaches also typically use strength and conditioning drills to develop good workout routines for their players.