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Best Basketball Training Equipment in 2020

When you want to improve on the way you play basketball you need the right basketball training equipment. Equipment such as this can improve your shots, your arc and much more, so you get better each time you play.

The trouble is that it’s not always easy finding the right training equipment as there are so many products out there. The good news is this article will help you out.

We have looked at 30 of the best basketball training equipment out there so finding the right one for you is much easier. This means you’ll be one step closer to perfecting your game.

1. iC3 Rebounder Basketball Shot Trainer

iC3 Basketball Shot Trainer

The iC3 Rebounder is a unique basketball trainer as it helps you to work on your arc. Easy to install and store, the iC3 has the ability to return your shots, even those that have been missed.

Price-wise this shot trainer is very expensive but it really can help you to improve your game. This would have been a good shot trainer for me when I was at college, it would have helped a lot.

The net that comes with the shot trainer as standard ensures that you work on your arc all the time. Professional-looking and ideal if you’re serious about basketball, this could be the trainer you need.

2. HoopsKing Bullseye Basketball Shooting Training Aid

HoopsKing Bullseye Basketball Shooting Training Aid, Perfect Form Every Time

The HoopsKing Bullseye Basketball Shooting Training Aid is a very low cost training aid. Working to prevent the elbow from moving past a 90 degree angle, this product will help players to work on their game.

This could be the ideal training aid for anyone who wants to improve their game but does not want to spend a lot of money for equipment.

With the ability to help users shoot a basket just as the professionals do, the HoopsKing can help the wearer to develop good muscle memory. Worn on either arm, users can shoot layups much faster than ever before.

3. HoopsKing Guide or Off Hand Shooting Device

HoopsKing Guide or Off Hand Shooting Device Wrap Strap Basketball Shooting Aid Stop Thumbing The Basketball

The HoopsKing Guide or Off Hand Shooting Device helps to stop the wearer rotating their wrist and interfering with the shot. Allowing the wearer to have on-handed release, it means the ball is much more likely to bounce in.

This is a good device for a teen basketball club as it teaches them the perfect way to shoot a basketball. When it comes to the price of this product it is a little higher than the last one we saw but it is still quite reasonable.

Made from Neoprene this, device wrap is very comfortable to wear and use.

4. HoopsKing ShotSquare Basketball Training Shooting Aid

HoopsKing ShotSquare Basketball Training Shooting Aid, Perfect Release & Rotation on Shot

The HoopsKing ShotSquare Basketball Training Shooting Aid is a unique piece of training equipment that helps the wearer to get the perfect shot. Worn on the arm, when it is bent it prevents the forearm from going past the 90 degree angle.

When it comes to the cost, this ShotSquare is a reasonable price and could be ideal for basketball clubs or those who want to train at home.

Helping players to learn how to do the perfect shot it also helps them work on the shooting pocket, release point, and follow through. This helps each player to perfect their game.

5. Ball Hog Gloves Basketball Training Aid

Ball Hog Gloves (Weighted Anti Grip Ball Handling X-Factor (Basketball Training Aid)

The Ball Hog Gloves Basketball Training Aid are anti-grip gloves that are weighted. This is to help the player improve the handling and the catching of the ball, so the whole game is better.

Price-wise, these gloves aren’t too expensive and they can make a real difference to the game. With the ability to strengthen the fingers and hands, these gloves are ideal for anyone that wants to take their training to the next level.

Available in 5 different sizes, the gloves can help with the wearer’s motor skills and come with a weight on the back of the wrist.

6. SKLZ Court Vision Basketball Dribbling Goggles

SKLZ Court Vision Basketball Dribbling Goggles

The SKLZ Court Vision Basketball Dribbling Goggles are ideal if you want to handle the ball while you keep your head up. These goggles, therefore help the wearer to keep an eye on the court so they can see what’s happening.

These goggles are ideal for anyone who tends to look at the ball a little too much. With the ability to help you improve your reaction time and increase confidence, these dribbling goggles are very low priced.

The plastic rims are flexible helping you to get a good fit, and the adjustable elastic strap keeps the goggles in place.

7. The Spalding TF-Trainer Weighted Trainer Ball

Spalding TF-Trainer Weighted Trainer Ball - 3lbs

The Spalding TF-Trainer Weighted Trainer Ball weighs 3 pounds and has been made to ensure the user can improve their passing strength and dribbling. Ideal for use indoors, this trainer ball is reasonably priced and has a tough composite cover.

I would have loved this trainer ball as a kid as I was always looking to improve my game. With the ability to improve the strength in your fingers, wrists, and arms, the ball bounces just as a regulation basketball bounces, helping you to make your game even better.

The ball also looks a lot like a basketball and could be one of the best basketball training equipment tools out there.

8. Buckeye Nation Sales Pro Shot Basketball Training Equipment Aid

Buckeye Nation Sales PRO Shot Basketball Training Equipment Aid ~ Finger Spacer Sleeve Dribbling Shooting Aid ~ Made in USA

The Buckeye Nation Sales Pro Shot Basketball Training Equipment Aid is available in 3 sizes and ensures the player has a proper hand position. This means that you’re more likely to dribble and pass the ball much more effectively.

When it comes to the cost of this basketball training aid it is quite low. This makes it ideal for anyone who wishes to work on their dribbling and passing.

Ensuring you have proper finger spacing, the training aid is lightweight and soft and allows the wearer to work on their skills with little effort on their part.

9. GD Iron Grip EXT 90 Hand Strengthener

GD Iron Grip EXT 90 Hand Strengthener (Adjustable Hand Grip : 55 to 198lb) Hand Grip Hand Gripper Adjustable Hand Strengthener Wrist Strengthener Hand Workout

The GD Iron Grip EXT 90 Hand Strengthener is not specifically designed for basketball players but it is a very useful tool to have. With the ability to strengthen the hand and wrist, the user’s grip will become much stronger.

This is something that my brother will benefit from as he plays a lot of basketball and needs to work on his grip. When it comes to the price, this hand strengthener is quite expensive but it should benefit the game.

The resistance level can be adjusted from 55 pounds to 198 pounds, and it’s very easy to store.

10. Fitnessery Ankle Weights

Ankle Weights (3 Pounds x 2) - Ankle Weights for Women and Men - Wrist Weights for Women and Men - Leg Weights for Women and Men - Arm Exercise Weights - Home Gym Workout Equipment - Ankle Weight

The Fitnessery Ankle Weights are a reasonably priced piece of equipment and weigh 3 pounds each. Helping the wearer to strengthen their ankles while also tightening their glutes and legs, these weights come with an effective Velcro strip.

With the ability to stay in place, the weights are ideal for those who want to improve their game of basketball. Made from Neoprene and with reinforced stitching, these are ideal for use on the court or even at home.

Fully adjustable, and made to be anti-chafing, the ankle weights can also be worn on the arms.

11. Speed Drills Resistance Parachute

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The StillCool Running Speed Training 56 Inch Speed Drills Resistance Parachute has been manufactured to provide up to 35 pounds of resistance when you run. While this product has not been made specifically for those who play basketball it can help you to move faster.

This is the ideal piece of equipment for those who need to build up their speed on the court. Sold at a good price and with the ability to improve endurance and acceleration, the resistance parachute comes with a belt that has a Velcro closure.

Easy to store and ideal at adding an extra dimension to your training, this parachute comes complete with a carry bag.

12. SKLZ Control Basketball

SKLZ Control Training Basketball for Improving Dribbling and Ball Control, 29.5 Inch, Heavy Weight

The SKLZ Control Basketball is a ball that comes with 3 different weights. These weights can help you to work on your dribbling, passing, and shooting.

Sold at a good price, the ball would have been ideal for me last week when I was working on my dribbling. With the ability to make your wrists, fingers, and forearms stronger, the ball measures 29.5 inches and can help you boost your game.

This ball can also help you to become more confident on the basketball court enabling you to enjoy a better game every time you play.

13. Crown Sporting Goods 7 kg Endurance Weighted Vest

Crown Sporting Goods 7 kg (15 lbs) Endurance Weighted Vest - Adjustable Weight Jacket for Resistance Training with 15 Additional 1 lb. Weights

The Crown Sporting Goods 7 kg Endurance Weighted Vest has been made to increase the resistance during a workout so that you gain strength. Sold for a good price, this vest works by keeping the weight off your arms while it remains on your torso.

Complete with 15 pockets, the vest can hold up to 1 pound of weight in each pocket so you have to work even harder. This is a good vest to own as it can help you move around the court a lot quicker.

Made from polyester fabric that’s pretty durable, the vest comes in black and in one size only.

14.Basketball Dribble Trainer

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The Basketball Dribble Trainer is a unique, durable and completely portable piece of basketball training equipment. With the ability to help you with your handling and dribbling skills, this equipment comes at a reasonable price.

With 3 flexible arms and defender foam, this is an ideal piece of equipment for schools and basketball clubs. The height and angle of the arms can be adjusted easily and the base can be filled with sand or water.

If you’re looking for the best basketball training equipment out there, this is something that is well worth considering. Easy to build and with the ability to support 6 pounds, this is a good training tool.

15. Pseudois Vertical Jump Trainer Leg Strength Basketball Trainer

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The Pseudois Vertical Jump Trainer Leg Strength Basketball Trainer is made up of resistance rope and latex tube that has been created to ensure that the strength of the legs is improved. Containing a waistband, ankle straps, and a belt this trainer could improve your game.

Sold for quite a good price, if you want to improve how you jump, along with your strength and speed, this is the kit to opt for. It’s ideal for those who want a more focused method of training or who want to work on another part of the body that many other training tools miss.

16. Pro Footwork Agility Ladder

Pro Footwork Agility Ladder and Hurdle Training Set with Carry Bag - Speed Training Exercise Practice for Soccer, Football & All Sports - Adjustable Heights 6”, 9” & 12” (Green-Pro footwork 2.0)

The Pro Footwork Agility Ladder and Hurdle Training Set are ideal for use when you’re basketball training. Sold for a price that’s a little higher than some may like, this set comes with 4 cones, 4 hurdles, and a ladder.

Every piece of equipment can help to improve strength, cardio, and precision and he carry bag makes this set easy to store, and carry around with you. This set allows you to train wherever you are, whether you’re on the court, in the gym, or in your yard.

As a kid, I would have loved this set as I was always looking to improve my game.

17. REEHUT 7.5 Inch Plastic Sport Training Traffic Cone

REEHUT 7.5 Inch Plastic Sport Training Traffic Cone (Set of 12, Orange)

The REEHUT 7.5 Inch Plastic Sport Training Traffic Cone set is a set of 12 orange traffic cones that are of slightly higher quality than many other cones. Sold for quite a good price, this set can help with co-ordination and skill.

This set is ideal for use in gyms, courts, and anywhere else kids and adults like to play basketball. Measuring 7 inches, the cones can be used on any surface which makes them ideal if you like to train indoors or out.

Available in 4 different colors and in multi packs, the traffic cones are durable and come with an ergonomic design.

18. HoopShooter Pro Basketball Training Aids

HoopShooter Pro Basketball Training Aids

The HoopShooter Pro Basketball Training Aids is a training device that is ideal for those who want to work on their shots. Coming in one size and ideal for those who want to boost their muscle memory, this product has been made for no-contact drills.

Allowing the user to do one-handed shots, this set keeps the elbow in while the shot is being taken. This makes the set ideal for anyone who needs to work on their method and keep their elbow in.

Sold for a good price, there are some cheaper alternatives out there but they aren’t as restrictive as this training aid.

19. Scandinavian Sports Agility Ladder

Scandinavian Sports Agility Ladder - 12 Adjustable Rungs 20 Feet - Agility & Speed Training Kit - Quickness Training Equipment for Faster Footwork and Better Movement Skills

The Scandinavian Sports Agility Ladder is a very robust-looking piece of equipment that is sold for quite a low price. Ideal for anyone who wishes to improve their endurance, balance, footwork and reactive speed these ladders can also help with co-ordination.

Ideal for beginners and professionals, if you’re serious about training, this could be the ladder you need. Complete with 12 rungs and spanning 14 feet, the ladder also comes with a bag which makes for easy storage.

Fairly easy to set up and complete with an instruction booklet, the ladder can be used on almost any flat surface.

20. Sable Knee Brace Support Compression Sleeves

Sable Knee Brace Support Compression Sleeves for Men and Women, 1 Pair FDA Registered Wraps Pads for Arthritis, ACL, Running, Pain Relief, Injury Recovery, Basketball and More Sports

The Sable Knee Brace Support Compression Sleeves come as a pair of sleeves and are ideal for those who want to recover from injury a little quicker. This product is also ideal for those who have arthritis and/or inflammation.

While they have not been made specifically for training, the sleeves offer extra knee support which could help to improve the game. I could have done with these last year after my knee came out of joint, they would have helped with the recovery.

Sold for a low price and available in 2 colors, the sleeves are made from breathable fabric and help to reduce swelling.

21. SSKLZ Acceleration Trainer Release Resistance Training Belt

SKLZ Acceleration Trainer Release Resistance Training Belt
 

The SKLZ Acceleration Trainer, Dynamic Overload and Release Resistance Training System is a rather unique training system that has been made to boost the quickness of your steps. It also works on your top-end speed so your game is much more effective

Sold for a good price considering this is a high-quality product, the trainer comes with shock absorbers and can help to prevent an injury. This product lets you train in any direction you please which I think is ideal for those who want to improve their game.

This is a piece of equipment I would have loved to use when I was a kid.

22. SKLZ D-Man A Trainer Defensive Mannequin

SKLZ D-Man Basketball Defender Dummy Trainer, Orange

The SKLZ D-Man A Trainer Defensive Mannequin is there to be used when you need to practice defending or breaking around other players. When it comes to the price of this mannequin, it isn’t that expensive.

You can practice how to pass or shoot over the ‘Hands’ while making use of the game-like action. Easy to install, this mannequin can also help with dribbling and is ideal for defense and offense drills.

Ideal for basketball players of any skill, this is a good bit of equipment to have if you run a basketball class or you want to work on your own skills at home.

23. SKLZ Adjustable Jump Rope

SKLZ Adjustable Jump Rope with Padded Grips

The SKLZ Jump Rope is probably one of the best pieces of basketball training equipment around. This is because it helps to improve cardio along with fitness levels and footwork.

Sold for quite a low price and with a center-mounted swivel, this rope also comes with padded grips that are comfortable. This is a piece of equipment that I used almost every day as a teen and it helped improve my game immensely.

With an adjustable rope length and easy to use just about anywhere, this particular jump rope comes with ergonomically designed handles for even greater ease of use.

24. Sparthos Workout Mask

Sparthos Training Mask High Altitude Mask - for Gym Workouts, Running, Cycling, Elevation, Cardio - Fitness Training Mask - Hypoxic Resistance o2 2 3 - Lung Breathing Exercise [+Case]

Sparthos Workout Mask is sold for a good price and has been designed to boost the power of your lungs. With the ability to simulate what it’s like to train in an environment with less oxygen, the mask is made for anyone who wants to improve their performance.

Made with an ultra-resistant sleeve and complete with a carry case, there are 5 adjustable valves that allow you to personalize the mask. This is good for those who tend to run around a lot but need to work on their lung power.

25. Power Guidance 3 in 1 Wood Plyometric Jump Box

POWER GUIDANCE 3 in 1 Wood & Soft Plyometric Jump Box, Plyo Box for Jump Training and Conditioning - 30/24/20, 24/20/18, 16/14/12

The Power Guidance 3 in 1 Wood Plyometric Jump Box looks like a regular wooden box but it is far from regular. Made from plywood and with the ability to withstand up to 350 pounds, this jump box is ideal for training and conditioning.

Sold for a reasonable price, this box has internal bracing and comes poly-coated so that it lasts longer. Helping the user to jump higher, hit harder, or throw further, the box could be ideal for a gym, a basketball training session, or even used in your yard.

Quick to assemble, this box could help make your basketball games so much better.

26. HoopsKing Big Cone Sports Training for Basketball

HoopsKing Big Cone Sports Training Cone (Orange)

The HoopsKing Big Cone Sports training for Basketball is a very unique piece of training equipment that will really stand out from the crowd. This large ‘cone’ stands at 3.5 feet tall and can help to simulate defenders.

This is a bit of equipment that I need to buy my brother as I think he’ll find it very useful. Easy to build and fix in place, the cone weighs 2 pounds on its bottom and the weight helps it to stay in place.

Sold for quite a good price, this big cone can help players to learn how to dodge other players.

27. HoopsKing Hoop Shooter Pro with DVD

Hoop Shooter Pro with Free Shooting DVD

The Hoop Shooter Pro is similar to another HoopsKing product but this one comes with a DVD. With the ability to help you improve your one handed shot, this device ensures that your elbows stay exactly where they should be.

The DVD shows you some perfect jump shots which is ideal if you’re serious about improving your skills. Sold for a good price, this kit is ideal for left or right-handed people and can help you make those required adjustments to your game.

Ideal for kids, teens, and adults, the Hoop Shooter Pro will help you work on your technique.

28. Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)

The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells are rugged and can help you to build the muscles in your arms. Completely adjustable, these dumbbells can help you with your shots as they will build the muscles in your arms.

This product is very expensive and may, therefore, put some people off. With a combination of 15 weights, you can add or take weights away in 2.5 pound increments.

I think these weights would be ideal for those who are serious about improving the power behind their shots. Complete with a tough finish, these dumbbells combine 15 weights in one.

29. Goalrilla Football Blocking Dummy with Heavy Duty Handles

Goalrilla Football Blocking Dummy with Heavy-Duty Handles, Durable for Football, Basketball, MMA & Sports Training

The Goalrilla Football Blocking Dummy with Heavy Duty Handles is ideal for those times when you want to simulate contact drills. While this product has been designed for use when you’re football training it can also come in handy during basketball training.

Sold for quite a reasonable price, this blocking dummy comes with heavy-duty handles that have been reinforced. T|he PVC reinforced outer material means the dummy lasts a long time and is, therefore ideal if you’re looking to add something special to your training.

With the ability to stand up to just about anything that is thrown at the dummy, if you want to work on your contact, this could be the equipment to use.

30. SKLZ Solo Assist Basketball Rebounder

SKLZ Solo Assist Basketball Rebounder

The SKLZ Solo Assist Basketball Rebounder has been specifically designed to help you work on your feet set-up, shooting the ball off a true pass, and square up. While this product is a little more costly than some it is ideal for use when you’re working on team drills or you’re practicing by yourself.

Easy to use and portable, if you want to work on your skills you can do so just about anywhere. Ideal for use on driveways, outdoor courts, and on hard wood, this rebounder can be used by kids, adults, and professionals at any time.

Conclusion

There are some very impressive pieces of equipment out there, however, the best basketball training equipment for you is something that helps you work on those areas you struggle with. Whether you need help with your shots, your footwork, or your stamina, you’re likely to find some equipment that will help you.

Choose one or more of the above pieces of training equipment so you too can improve your game. After a little while, you will start to notice a difference when you’re on the basketball court.

From the list above you can find some equipment that meets your budget and gives you the results you need.