When players can’t handle traps, turnovers quickly follow – use this basketball drill to create small spaces for ball handlers to break the defense
WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL DRIBBLING DRILL
This drill provides constant repetition in trying to find the best way to maneuver out of traps, which allows ball handlers opportunities to find the best method for controlling the ball.
HOW TO PLAY
It’s an easy drill to run but a difficult one for the ball handler to master. Have the two defenders constantly trapping and attempting to steal the ball from the offensive player . The ball handler cannot leave the quadrant and must retain possession . Use the clock to time each segment of the drill so the ball handler knows just how long he or she has to ward off the defenders – much like in a game situation – it is not required of an offensive player to beat a trap for long periods of time.
The quadrants act as another defender and force the ball handler to attempt to split the defense to find some space or a gap. Just like in a game, the ball handler wants to stay away from the out-of-bounds lines as often as possible to avoid running out of room to operate.