By ONE2ONE Team
A quick team finishing drill to help set the tone at practice...
The "Two Minutes of Hell" drill is designed to get your team a lot of finishing practice under time pressure, whilst also working on conditioning and
We start with two queues on the sideline without basketballs and two players under one basket with one basketball each.
We pass the ball to the nearest queue, and they pass it onto the next queue (with the passer joining the queue). Meanwhile, the player who started with the ball has been sprinting hard towards the opposite basket - they receive a pass and finish with the layup.
The passer crashes the glass, getting the rebound before it hits the floor, while the shooter sets off towards the opposite hoop.
The rebounder has to pass the ball ahead before they cross the foul line, throwing a "quarterback pass" (planting the outside foot and throwing with the outside hand) for the lead player to take their second layup. They have to follow their pass to get the rebound - outletting it to the first queue and becoming the shooter.
We run the drill for two minutes each side, keeping track of the score (and misses!) to set a standard compete against in future sessions.
It's essential that this drill is run at MAXIMUM pace throughout and that the players on the sideline without a basketball are encouraging throughout - that way we ensure that the standard is set at the highest level early in the season, and we have to compete against that standard every time the drill is run.
You can find our curriculum of team session plans, and our Drill Bible in our webstore; you can also get in touch with one of our coaches to book a ONE2ONE Basketball workout!
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