‘Inside Out’ Pushes 5 Players Toward Goal

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.

Set up

  • 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 [1]
  • 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 [2]
  • 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 [3].

Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this drill:

‘Inside Out’ Pushes 5 Players Toward Goal

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.
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