4v4 Trap Drill Creates Chaos

Defenders trap on every pass as the offense attempts to find the open player before the drill spreads into a 4-on-4 full-court game with required trapping.


Ramp up the intensity with this passing and trapping drill, which turns into a full-court workout.


Spread four offensive (white jersey) players wide from the center circle. Four defenders (blue jerseys) cover them. You have a ball off to the side and initiate the action..


Pass the ball to an offensive player, then exit the court. The two closest defenders immediately trap the ball handler. The other two defenders now are the “interceptors” [1]. The offense looks to complete five passes without committing a turnover, and without the use of a dribble with limited moving (one step). Defenders must trap every pass [2]. In this instance, consider the defense stole a pass and scored at its predetermined hoop. Now, the offense goes 4-on-4 in the full court trying to score at the opposite end as the defense traps every pass [3].



Both sides trap all ball handlers at all times. Assign who is scoring at which basket prior to the drill starting. If the offense initially completes five passes, it immediately transitions and tries to score at its basket.

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