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 on offense, the outside 2 are on defense.
To begin, the coach will pass the basketball to one of the 3 inside players. On the pass, the outside players will sprint downcourt to play defense. The ball handler will start dribbling downcourt and the 2 non-ball handlers will break to score.
Continue until the offense scores or the defense secures the ball via rebound, steal, turnover, etc.
You can have another group ready to go or the same 5 can come back from the other end. Continue drill for desired duration.
- As the coach, pass the ball to a ball handler. It need not be the point guard, but it should be a player who will often handle it in a fast break situation.
- A major teaching point in this drill is defensive communication. The 2 defenders need to communicate who will take the top and who has the bottom.