By ONE2ONE Team
A great drill to work on defensive reaction, communication and making multiple efforts...
Chaos is an inevitable part of basketball.
Even the most well-drilled and poised team will regularly veer away from the X's and O's, as the game is so reliant on players surveying what is happening, and reacting to it.
This drill aims to amplify the chaos of a game, by adding a basketball and taking away one player from each side.
We have a coach on the baseline and at mid-court with a ball each, and two minutes on the clock.
The attacking team continues to play offence for the entire two minute period.
In the event that they score, the ball goes out of bounds or the defence gains possession, the ball is returned to the coach without the ball as quickly as possible.
The coach with the ball can put the ball in to any attacker once the ball has been returned to the other coach. We earn points on scores (and add one point for any foul conceded).
This helps your defence to understand the need to communicate constantly and make multiple efforts on defensive possessions.
We're not the first coaches to say "train hard, play easy", but believe that this drill will help embed that belief into your team, whilst also readying your players for the inevitable chaos that comes in-game.
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