Purpose: To teach players the proper offensive spacing, ball handling, and cutting for motion offenses.
If you run a motion offense where you have a player follow and replace another player who has dribbled away, this drill will give your players a couple of options to score.
Drill 1 (Give Back and Go): O1 begins on the wing with a basketball. O2 starts in the corner on the same side of the floor.
O1 will dribble hard to the top while O2 cuts high to replace. O1 will stop at the top, pivot and step-through, pass back to O2 and then cut in front of the imagined defender for a return pass from O2 and a layup. The assumption here is that O2’s defender is sagging off of him.
Drill 2 (Backdoor Wing Cut): In this variation, O1 dribbles to the top, pivots and steps-through, and makes a pass fake to O2. O2 makes a backdoor cut to the basket for a pass from O1 and a layup. The assumption in this drill is that the defense is overplaying, which opens the backdoor opportunity.
- Once this action becomes automatic, add two defenders so the players can work on reacting to a live defense.