Defense drills

Improve your side when they are on the retreat with this section of defensive basketball drills.

7-on-5 Basketball Press Drill

in Basketball drills and skills, Defense drills, Offense drills

Full-court pressure destroys teams not ready for it – create more intensity by adding extra defenders in practice so offensive players get used to scrambling WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL PRESSING DRILL If a team consistently can move the ball up the floor against seven defenders in practice, then facing “just” five in a game should lessen the impact of the defensive pressure.... MORE

Basketball Defense: 6-on-4 Shell Drill

in Basketball drills and skills, Defense drills

Based on Tom Izzo’s method on teaching basketball defense, this drill forces players to work as a cohesive unit to stop dribble penetration and subsequent passes 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... MORE

Stop Ball Reversal Passes

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WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL DEFENSE DRILL Defenses always have a hard time stopping ball reversal passes that turn into a backdoor lob. The initial action suggests your team is setting up a low-post opportunity but the real goal is to attack the opposite side of the rim. SET UP This play initially looks like something... MORE

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