As a percussionist it is important that you spend time working on the rudiments.  Rudiments are the basic skills or sticking patterns that make up drumming, and are essential to your musical development.
I recently found a fantastic percussion website that shows high quality videos of the Drum Rudiments! Start slow and work to maintain your fastest speed without sacrificing quality of sound or technique (Note: do not slow down as seen on video).
Check out this Vic Firth page for audio clips and video breakdowns of each rudiment.
There are 40 in total.  Here are a few to get you started: