Trap Drill Creates Havoc

On one side create confusion, induce panic and force a turnover while the other side attempts to remain calm, build confidence and pass out of an aggressive trap

WHY USE IT
Trapping and double-teams are part of most coaches’ defensive philosophies these days. As players execute these actions more often, they can become lax in forming the trap. This drill forces them to hustle, otherwise, the offense has a marked advantage.

SET UP
Use the area around the half-court center circle. There are three offensive and three defensive players. The only foot movements the offensive players are allowed are pivots.

Defenders are allowed to run through the circle and the goal is to trap the ball on every pass [1].

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HOW TO PLAY
When trapped, the offensive ball handler looks to pass to an open teammate. On the pass, the two closest defenders trap the new ball handler while the third defender attempts to cut off the passing angles to the two other offensive players [2].

The ball handler cannot panic and uses pass fakes to move defenders. The defenders double-team every pass [3].

TECHNIQUE
The defense uses moving hands, loud voices and fast feet to create chaos and confusion – anything to force the ball handler to pause or hesitate.