Purpose: To help the players recognize passing and catching in motion, defensive recovery from the weakside, and scoring while being challenged. This drill covers a lot of areas within a transition setting. It is a great game-simulation drill and also highly competitive. Players will enjoy this drill and get great conditioning besides.
Drill: Player 1 begins in the foul lane, with a ball, and facing the basket. Player 2 and Player 3 stand about 15 feet away on each side of the baseline. #1 throws the ball off the backboard and makes an aggressive rebound. As soon as #1 grabs the ball, #2 and #3 sprint to the outlet areas. #1 then outlets to #2 or #3.
#1, #2 and #3 now stay in their lanes and pass the ball up the court by passing the ball from sideline to middle to sideline and back.
The first pass received by any player beyond the half court line is taken on the dribble to the basket for a layup. The player on the opposite side of the player making the layup hustles and contests the layup. #1 rebounds the shot and the drill is repeated.