The ball moves quickly around the perimeter and focus is critical as 4 basketballs and 8 players are used in this drill to sharpen long-distance shooting. MORE
4-Person Outlet Drill
More passing requires accuracy and proper spacing as another person enters the fold in pushing the ball up the floor.
Why use this drill
- This is the next progression from the previous page’s drill. Get players used to throwing quick, accurate passes to advance the ball rather than the dribble.
- The middle line starts with the ball
- There is a wing on each side
- Add another wing on the left
- Have another group of three ready to go once the first group completes the up-and-back.
How to play
- 5 flashes to the middle
- 1 passes to 5 as 7 streaks down the floor.
- 3 enters from the right side.
- 5 passes to 7 
- 1 sprints the length of the floor and serves as the rebounder (grabs the ball before it hits the floor)
- The outlet line (5) sprints
to the opposite free-throw
line to get in position for the
outlet coming the other way
- 7 scores the layup .
- 7 curls to the left side for the second outlet coming back to the start
- 1 passes to 5.
- 5 passes to 7
- 7 fires the long pass to 3 in stride for the layup .
Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this drill:
How to perfect the technique for this play
- All four players sprint to cross the baseline before 3’s layup comes out of the net while the next group of four take the floor. Remember, make 10 layups in a row and never allow the ball to hit the ground.