Purpose: To improve and develop ball-handling, shooting, conditioning, and overall offensive transition skills. Specifically a good fast break drill if you prefer to attack from the middle. Drill: One offensive player with the basketball in front of the basket. Two more offensive players, one at each elbow. This drill begins with O1 tossing the … [Read more...]
Full Court Drills
These full court basketball drills are generally multi-player and team drills designed to improve fast break and transition fundamentals...of course they also develop other basketball fundamental skills such as passing, shooting, teamwork and conditioning.
For an even greater selection of Full Court and Transition Drills, check out what we have over at the Hoops U. Basketball Coaching Academy!
Here is a variation on the tried and true 3-man weave basketball drill. In this version, which also includes dribbling, each of the 3 players gets to shoot a basketball. This is a nice spin on a drill we often utilize as it gives more players more opportunities to shoot the ball! 1 starts with the ball under the basket. 2 and 3 start in the … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on making good, quick offensive and defensive transitions, especially when tired. To practice smart decision-making in transition. To practice dealing with chaotic and unplanned situations. To improve conditioning and build stamina. Drill: Divide into two teams for a full-court scrimmage. Five players from each team are on the … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice the offensive fast break and the the decision-making and finishing skills required. Also to practice defending the fast break from a disadvantage in numbers. Drill: Divide into two teams, one team on each sideline. The first three offensive players start at midcourt with one basketball. The first two defenders start in the … [Read more...]
Purpose: A continuous fast break drill that focuses on transition offense and defense and forces players to make quick decisions. Drill: The Team Blitz starts with a line of players along each sideline (team 1 and team 2). Three members of Team 1 start on the court at the top of the key area, middle player with the basketball. Two members of Team … [Read more...]
Purpose: For the offensive players to work on 3-on-2 fast break skills as well as 3-on-3 principles. For defensive players to work on playing solid defense and preventing the quick basket. Drill: The drill starts as shown in the diagram with three members of team 1 in a 3-on-2 situation against two defenders from team 2. As soon as the dribbler … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop fast break skills by having the offensive players work on scoring in transition from an advantage situation and to teach defensive players to hustle back on defense to stop the fast break. Drill: 5 players will line up across the baseline, as shown. A coach is in the painted area with the basketball. The inside 3 players are … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on making the outlet pass and filling the lane in a fast break situation. To work on receiving the outlet pass and quickly dribbling downcourt. Also develops a variety of skills necessary for an effective fast break such as passing, jump stops, and finishing. Drill: Two players on the court with one basketball. O1 starts under … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on free throw shooting as well as offensive and defensive performance in a 3-on-2 fast break situation. Drill: A 3-player team lines up to shoot a free throw (one player is the shooter, the other two line up along the lane). A 3-player defensive team also lines up along the lane. The 3 defensive players on the lane will fast … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on transition offense and defense in a progressive manner. The Progressive Transition Drill works on all the various situations a team will face in a game; 1-on-0, 2-on-1, 3-on-2, 4-on-3, and 5-on-4. Develops conditioning and decision-making in a competitive, game-like situation. Drill: In this diagram, 'W' = white jersey and … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop the foundation of your transition offense by practicing the outlet pass and full court finish. Also a useful conditioning drill. Drill: Two players and two coaches or managers are needed for this drill. The players start as shown (O1 by the backboard with the ball and O2 in the outlet area on the wing). A coach or manager … [Read more...]
Purpose: To improve passing, communicating, and conditioning. Drill: Players form three lines; one at a baseline and two lines at about the free throw line extended on the same side of the court. The 4 Passes Drill is performed as follows: O1 tosses ball off backboard, rebounds it, throws an outlet pass to O2, then sprints down the lane line … [Read more...]