Fill the lanes on the fast break while passers execute long yet on-target throws to help simulate the speed, hustle and accuracy needed to complete a fast break
WHY USE IT
Here is another conditioning drill disguised as a basketball one. It also teaches players how to throw long passes on a line rather than simply lofting them over the top for a possible turnover.
One player starts with a ball under the hoop while two players fill opposite wings.
HOW TO PLAY
The player with the ball outlets to the right wing then sprints down the middle of the floor. The right wing catches the ball in stride and looks up the floor. He then fires a long pass to the left wing who is cutting toward the hoop . The left wing scores and runs to the left wing heading in the other direction. The middle player grabs the ball and the right wing circles through to the opposite side . Action continues with a pass to the left wing, who then fires the long pass to the opposite wing. That player catches the ball and scores without needing a dribble .
There are no hesitations in this drill – everything is in rhythm meaning players are sprinting, catching and passing – the ball never hits the ground.