Purpose: To introduce the pick-and-roll technique to your players. To develop the skill of running the pick-and-roll within your offensive system.
Pick and Roll Off the Dribble Drill: This introductory drill to the pick-and-roll is a 2-on-2 drill. Two offensive players start out at the top with two defenders guarding.
In this drill, O1 starts by dribbling to his left. O2 sets the on-ball screen for O1 to the left side of the key. O1 changes direction to run her defender into O2.
O1 must now read the defense to decide if the drive is available, if a jump shot is open, or if O2 is open on the roll to the basket.
Pick and Roll Off the Pass Drill: This introductory drill to the pick-and-roll sets up the same way as the previous drill above.
In this drill, O1 also starts dribbling left. O2 cuts away and then v-cuts back to the elbow/key area to receive the pass from O1.
O2 immediately squares to the basket in triple threat as O1 comes over to set the screen.
O2 will use the screen and either drive to the left, shoot the jump shot, or pass to O1 rolling to the basket … again, depending on how the defense reacts and covers the pick-and-roll.