I’ve been coaching a fast breaking team with a lot of good athletes. Here is one of the [tag]basketball coaching drills[/tag] we do once per practice.  We run a 3 on 2 then 2 on 1 continuous drill.

We have 3 lines at one end, middle and two wings.  One wing will yell outlet and the middle will throw to this person.  The person throwing to the outlet will then go behind the person he just passed to and the outlet player will dribble the [tag]basketball[/tag] to the middle of the floor creating a fast break to the other end of the floor.

On the other end we will start with two defenders in a staggered position to guard against the break.  I really stress on the D side to talk to each other ” who will take the first pass and who will guard the lane”. I prefer the back person take the first pass with the top person once the lead dribbler picks up his dribble to drop straight backwards once a pass is made to a wing player.

I then play it that whomever takes the shot needs to hustle back on defense and guard the two defenders turned now into the offensive team,“  leaving the other two offensive players as the next defenders.

This [tag]basketball drill[/tag] is run continuous. I only allow one shot on each end of the floor. If no shot is taken and a bad pass is made, the person who throws the bad pass is now the defender.