Purpose: To develop fast break skills, both offensively and defensively. The 11 Man Fast Break Drill teaches the players to make smart, quick decisions. It also teaches the defenders to work together in attempting to make a stop from a disadvantage situation.
Drill: Start with players in each of the four outlet positions (as shown by the players lined up off the playing court); two players in each lane for defense; and three players at halfcourt to begin (with one ball).
The three players begin by attacking the 2 defenders and trying to score. Once a shot is taken, all 5 players become rebounders. Whoever secures the rebound makes an outlet pass to whichever outlet is closer.
The outlet who gets the ball dribbles to the middle of the court; the player who made the pass fills the lane on the side the pass was made to; the first player in line in the other outlet position fills the other lane. These three players now have a 3 on 2 going the other way. The four players who did not get the rebound go to one of the open positions, two go to the outlet positions and two stay on the court to play defense. The same action continues at the other end of the court and will continue back and forth for the duration of the drill.
- Keep track of rebounds and allow the player with the most rebounds to receive a reward (could be something as simple as mentioning it and giving a round of applause).
- When the ball crosses halfcourt, have a player from a specific outlet line run to the middle of the court and then go back on defense to help the other 2 defenders. This resembles a game-like situation (recovering defenders) and forces the offense to try to score quickly.