Purpose: To teach the importance of defending your opponent when he does not have the basketball. Some players defend the ball very well but relax when their opponent does not have the ball. This drill helps work on defending all the time.
- 2 lines. One in the corner as defensive players and one on the wing as offensive players. First player in each line steps out to compete.
- A coach stands on the opposite wing with a basketball.
- O1 and X1 step out to perform the drill. The objective is for X1 to maintain good defensive position at all times. O1 tries to maneuver for offensive position anywhere in the half court. If O1 obtains an advantage and gains position on X1, the coach will pass to O1 for a scoring attempt.
- If no advantage is gained by O1, the next players will take their turn. O1 and X1 will change lines.
- The positions for starting the drill can be altered as desired.
- To make competitive, give the defensive player a consequence for allowing the offensive player to catch the ball and/or score (Example: 5 push-ups, full court sprint, etc)