One ball, half court, 1+ workers, 1 feeder, 4 cones
1. Worker starts at centre circle. Drives straight circle edge. Drives diagonally out to either left or right, drives straight foward to circle edge, drives straight back drive, square drive to centre court then receives a pass at top of the circle.
2. Bring in defender
Some players may get stuck with a defender through midcourt. This drill can help players think about driving out and creating a movement before receiving another pass.
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Delivering the ball midcourt through to the circle edge/shooters
Half court, two balls, 5+ players
1 player standing on base line, another player with the ball standing around the third line.
Note: The video shows the drill being played out with 2 groups of players, you could just focus on one group i.e. 1 line, 1 V driver. The description is based on one group.
Player on base line near shooting post, V drives towards court edge and receives a pass from the player in the line with the ball.
Player who passes the ball drives directly to the circle edge in a straight line and receives a pass from the player who has driven out on the V.
Player who had initially drove out now drives into a position under the hoop to receive a pass from their player and put a shot up.
In this exercise you have two feeders and then three attackers against two defenders.
The first feeder (player x) starts the drill with a pass to white player 1.
White player 1 has to pivot and then try and pick out the unmarked player.
The defenders have to pick up one white player each and make the interception if the ball is passed to the player they've picked up.
Partners, 1/2 court space, 3 cones
1. Worker side steps between two cones, then presents body in a strong front on postion ("skinny skinny fat").
2. Bring in 1 defender.
3. Bring in 2 defenders.
Player 1 (centre ) passes the ball to Player 2 (GA) who has to make a move to cut free. As player 2 receives the ball player 3 (WA) should also make a cut and run to receive the ball at the top of the circle. Player 4 (GS) runs in and out to receive the ball under the basket and shoots to score from close. Every player follows their own pass and becomes that position for the next ball. GS comes back to the centre and joins the back of the queue.
Pass and Get Set up: 5+ players, 1 ball, 1/3 space Two lines of players (one behind each other) face a stationary feeder. Front two players from each line drive out on a diagonal towards sideline. Feeder delivers ball to one of the drivers. The player who did not receive the ball is to drive towards the player with the ball and receive a pass. The player who received the first pass the drives towards the stationary feeder to get an âinterceptâ. The player who intercepted now becomes the stationary feeder for the next two players who drive out. Both of the other players involved go to the back on the line.
Players are all lined uu on a line with a cone 5 metre either side of line. Coach either points left and right or says left or right players have to react touchthe relevant cone and get back to the middle.
Blues are the rats. Whites are the rabbits. On the command 'Rats', the rats run to the next 1/3 line with the rabbits chasing them. Return to the centre line and give the next command.
1/3 space, 2 balls, 4+ players. 1. 2 players to stand on the sidelines with a ball each. 2. The other two players to stand side by side in the middle (one attack, one defence). 3. Attacking player to drive to the sideline to receive a pass, reset in the middle and receive a pass from the other sideline passer. 4. Players to catch one pass from each sideline is considered as one set. 5. Defender to actively defend.
Players work in groups of 3, with two players inside the grid and 1 outside with the ball. The outside player (1) passes the ball inside to the player on their team (2) and then runs inside the square to receive the pass back. After this player 2 runs out of the opposite side of the grid to receive a return pass from player 1 before restarting the drill. Player continue working in this way until the defender intercepts the ball. At that point the defender swaps with the player that lost the ball.
Player 1 runs to the cone in the centre. On reaching it the player should make an explosive movement to either side of the cone (running in the direction of one of the outside cones). The feeder (player 2) then feeds the ball into player 1. Players swap roles and repeat.
4 players 1 ball 2 feeders with the ball have to feed the ball to a Attacker that is tightly marked by a defender. Each time the attacker receives the ball she feeds it back to the feeder that did not pass the ball to her.
In groups of 6 or 7 set up as below. Before receiving the ball the player must roll before receiving the ball. Ball should advance through the court in a straight line.
For the first few run throughs blue 1 is a static defender. White 1 steps across the defender with their right foot, pivoting on the left and then rolls around the back of blue 1 (turning her back) to receive the ball from X.
Set up 2 lines of cones of, with 5m across between each cone and line. Players with the ball start on the right channel and the players without the ball in the left. Player without the ball runs ahead to the cone just in front of the cone the player cuts to the other line to receive the ball. On receiving the ball the 2nd player in the left channel starts to run and cut to receive the ball from this player. etc last player receiving the ball walks it back to the start.
In a designated area, using lines or cones, the white team must attempt to dodge past each defending player. Defending players can only use sideways movements in order to prevent this.
To be played in groups of 8. 2 defenders stand in each section of the court. 2 attackers work their way down the court passing the ball between them. They must make a given number of passes in each third before progressing to the next third. Defenders must stay within their own third. Progression You could put 3 defenders in each third.
*AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON* 4 players. 1 feeder starts with the ball approximately on the 3rd line in shooting 3rd. 1 defender stands front on to feeder with 1 attacker screening this defender (see coaching points if unsure on setup). Other attacker to stand on the opposite side to the side being screened. They are to either drive across the pair or cut behind them to receive a pass from the feeder. The screening attacker then rolls off the defender and receives a pass in the space.
Player 2 holds space (screening) facing X, either infront or to the side. Player 2 turns to receive the ball from player 1 on signal. Could work this in the circle so the worker receives the ball,turns and shoots.
Player stands behind a line. Feeder has a ball. On a command white 1 sprints out and receives a ball from Blue 1.
In 3s. One player has the ball. The other two stand behind a line - 1 attacker, 1 defender. On a command from the feeder, the attacker drives out to receive the ball and the defence tries to intercept.
In Pairs. Blue players stand in front of white. White players run towards one line, sudden change of direction and sprint back to try and lose the defence. Defence start as static defence, then become active.
Select 2 lines. On the whistle, sprint to either line and then resume middle position.
Set up two squares side by side about 4 x 4m each. Have a Feeder positioned at the top of each square, with an Attacker and a Defender in one of the squares. The Feeder next to the box of the Attacker passes the ball to the Attacker, and the Defender tries to intercept. If the Attacker receives the ball they pass to the other Feeder and then run into the other box to receive the ball back. In this way they swing from side to side, trying to get free for every pass. 6-8 reps and then swap over Feeders can swing the ball (pass between each other) The Attacker can pass back to either Feeder
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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