Your players are forced to communicate, hustle, shoot and score all while multiple basketballs are flying around the court and multiple players are participating. Why use it This drill combines outlet passing, sprinting the length of the floor, scoring on the move, following your own shot and keeping the pace moving. What’s also great about... MORE
Basketball Defense: 6-on-4 Shell Drill
WHY USE THIS DEFENSIVE BASKETBALL DRILL
Playing great defense comes down to footwork, hustle, communication, rotations and stopping the ball. This drill, which is a staple in what Tom Izzo does defensively at Michigan State, covers it all.
The offense is playing with a 6-on-4 advantage. Place an offensive player in each corner. This player must drive the baseline anytime he or she receives a pass.
HOW TO PLA Y
Action begins with a pass to the wing . On a pass to the corner, the defensive rotation begins. The wing defender slides low to follow the ball. The ball-side top defender jumps in front of his man. The weak-side top defender shifts down to the free-throwline area. The backside post gains position in the lane .
On the baseline drive, the defender in the lane steps up to stop the dribble as the ball-side wing defender slides to the block. The ball-side top defender moves into the middle of the lane while the weak-side top defender comes low to protect the backside of the lane .
It’s easier for a player starting on the weak side to slide over and defend the ball handler as the action always is in front of him or her.