Defenders must learn to react and recover (scramble) when passes are flying around the perimeter — use this disadvantage drill to sharpen those skills. MORE
Scoring in transition comes from pushing players to sprint the court and passers who deliver the ball on the mark
WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL COACH DRILL
Players must know how hard to sprint to be the first one down the court, while passers from the wing need to develop the touch to place the ball in a streaking player’s hands from 60 to 70 feet away.
The post is located under the basket with a ball. Place a player on both wings on the same side of the floor as the post. Place a cone on the left side of the court near the free-throw-line area at the other end. This serves as the wing passer’s turnaround point.
HOW TO PLAY
The post grabs a self rebound and outlets to the right wing. The left wing sprints to the other end of the floor .
The right wing fires a long pass to hit the left wing in stride for an easy left-handed layup. The right wing sprints to the cone, runs around it and circles back toward the original starting point . The post that started the drill runs to the opposite side, grabs the ball out of the net and continues the drill . Run the drill for three minutes.
Be sure the players sprinting the length of the floor keep their heads up and remain focused, otherwise they may run into teammates.