‘Thirty-Three’ Pushes 3-On-3 Action

This 3-on-3 drill utilizes your entire team and forces players to work hard over the entire floor length

WHY USE IT
The best time to score an easy bucket is catching the defense off-guard in a transition situation. This drill gets your offensive players moving fast trying to score while defenders retreat and try to slow the transition.

SET UP
Start in a 3-on-3 half-court situation. The team with the ball has two players each stationed on opposite sides of the court’s far end. The initial defensive team has two players each stationed on the initial ball-side of the floor.

HOW TO PLAY
Play a 3-on-3 possession to start [1]. On a make or miss, the defender who rebounds the ball (or the person who steals it) remains in the drill and converts to offense with two teammates (one from each side) coming into play. The offense converts to defense, moves up and extends the defensive pressure [2]. The drill continues at the other end with the same movements after the possession ends [3].BCW37_image1

TECHNIQUE
Limit a ball handler to two dribbles – it encourages defensive players to extend the pressure. Keep score for gaining a defensive stop and deduct a point for a foul (coach’s discretion). Play forfour to eight minutes.