Set a time goal for the 5 players to get up the court and back while completing the proper passes and scoring layups at both ends in stride.
Why use this drill
- This drill shows players how quickly they can get up the court and transition into offense, even if it’s off a made shot.
- Use five players with 5 taking the ball out from
under the hoop. Spread a line of four across the freethrow-line-extended area.
How to play
- 5 passes to 1 at the elbow
- The opposite-elbow player, 4, cuts toward the middle and
receives a pass from 1
- 2 is streaking up the sideline and receives a pass from 4 as 2 comes toward the middle.
- 3 is sprinting hard toward the rim and receives the long pass from 2 
- 3 lays in the ball and curls wide to the opposite side
- 5 must hustle to grab the ball out of the net before it hits the floor
- 1 and 4 have followed their passes and cross to opposite sides of the floor 
- 5 starts the transition back with a pass to 4
- 4 passes to 1
- 1 passes to 3
- 2 sprints the length of the floor, receives the final pass and hits the layup .
Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this drill:
How to perfect the technique for this play
- Decide how many up-and-backs to complete. Payne says her team must complete one in 12 seconds, two in 26, three in 38 or four in 54.