Purpose: Learn to force opponents away from normal offensive starting positions and to keep them from receiving the basketball.
Drill: Place 2-3 groups of two on the court as shown. The offensive players should be in ‘normal’ offensive positions so that the defenders can see if they are forcing them away from the basket.
The offensive twosomes attempt to pass the ball while the defender, using good footwork and balance, attempt to stop the completion of the pass. The receiver should attempt to get open in his area. Switch passer/receiver after each pass.
The point for the defenders to learn is that your man cannot score if he doesn’t have possession of the ball!