Purpose: To teach the defensive player proper on-the-ball defensive techniques. This drill also gives the offensive player the opportunity to work on 1-on-1 moves.
Drill: One offensive player with a basketball and one defensive player, as shown. (The players can also begin at any position on the basketball court).
From a defensive standpoint, the player will work on the fundamentals necessary for playing sound on-the-ball defense; quick foot movement, staying low in a defensive stance, focusing on the midsection of the offensive player, arm’s length distance away, and so on (include your own defensive teachings and philosophies).