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.

Set up

  • 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]
  • 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 [2].
  • 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 [3].

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

4-Person Outlet 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.