Setup as shown. Split the group into two with a further person starting on the cone as shown.
Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 before giving a handoff pass back to player 1. Player 2 then turns to make a screen, with player 3 making a run, then making a cut before receiving a pass from player 1 and shooting.
Players join with another group of 3.
One group plays passive defence to start off with.
As the attacking team improves they the defending team progressively become more active.
Setup the practice as shown.
Player 3 runs into the arc and runs off the screen created by player 2 before receiving the ball from player 1, turning and then shooting.
Player 3 then collects the ball and returns the ball back to player 1.
The player underneath the basket begins with a ball and tosses if off the backboard, simulating a rebound. They then pass to the point guard on the wing and sprints forward, while the player on the wing dribbles with quick feet through the cones.
Once the player dribbling has reach the end of the cones, they will then pass to the player on the run for a lay up.
Players stand in three lines, the players nearest the half-way line start with the ball in hand.
The blue players starts the drill by making the pass to the white players, and then sets the screen for the red player.
The red player then cuts off the top of the screen towards the ball. Meanwhile the blue player will reverse pivot and roll towards the basket.
The White players can choose to pass to either the red or blue player to have the shot.
2 players will attack 1 defender. After a shot has been taken all 3 players become offence and 2 defenders will run in to play a 3v2 at the other end. Once a shot has been taken at that end. The 2 defenders become offence and 1 defender will run in at the other end. This is a continuous drill, where each end the same thing will happen each time.
2 v 1
3 Man weave down the court. When players reach the halfway line, player with the ball places ball on the ground and becomes the defender. The other two players pick up the ball and play out a 2v1.
2 v 1
3 man weave down the court. When the players reach the half court line the player with the ball places the ball on the floor and becomes the defender. The other two players pick up the ball and play out a 2v1.
2 v 1
Blue 1 and Blue 3 must try to exchange passes. White 1, the defender must try to intercept or deflect the pass.
2 v 1
Setup as shown. Split the group into two with a further person starting on the cone as shown. Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 before giving a handoff pass back to player 1. Player 2 then turns to make a screen, with player 3 making a run, then making a cut before receiving a pass from player 1 and shooting.
2 v 1
This drill requires 3 players around the basket with one feeder/coach. The ball is thrown up at the basket, the players will battle for the rebound.
2 v 1
Have a player or the coach on one side of the court with a ball, looking to pass to the attacker. The attacker should start on the other side of the court and will try to get past the defender and get closer to the ball so he can receive the pass.
2 v 1
The down screen will happen away from the ball. The player receiving the screen will step over the screen and then take 2 long backward steps away from the screen towards the corner of the court. The screener will turn and cut back towards the ball. This cut will happen if the defender tries to get around the screen and stop the cut towards the ball.
2 v 1
Setup as shown. The defender is only allowed to move up and down the line as shown. The attacker can move anyway within the box to try and catch the ball.
2 v 1
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