Purpose: To work on controlling the basketball via dribble, pass, and getting open against 2 defenders. Also builds focus, conditioning and develops offensive and defensive skills. Drill: 1 offensive player and 2 defenders. Coach or manager is also involved and on the court. Drill only takes place in the halfcourt. The coach or manager starts … [Read more...]
2 and 3 Man Defense Drills
2 and 3 man basketball defense drills are essentially breakdown drills for team man-to-man defense. Working with another player or two, players will learn defensive skills such as help and recover, defending the pick and roll, defending screens, and more.
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Purpose: To emphasize defensive help-and-recover technique. The weakside forward steps in to stop penetration of the offensive player to the basket and then recovering to guard own player. The defensive guard practices dropping down to ball line to give help in the opposite low post. Drill: Player 1 drives the baseline so that X2 must give … [Read more...]
Purpose: This drill will work both offensive and defensive skills, however, the emphasis here is defense. The players are rewarded if they prevent the opposing team from scoring. Drill: Divide the team into groups of three. (If needed, you can also go 4 on 4 or 5 on 5). The objective is to play sound defense to prevent the offensive team from … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop good individual defensive techniques and fundamentals. Drill: 2 offensive players and 2 defensive players. The basketball is at the top with coach. The offensive players move and cut without setting screens, while the defenders work at keeping vision of both his man and the basketball. Work at staying 'up the line' on … [Read more...]