I came up with this [tag]basketball drill[/tag] to help players capitalize on mistakes. I call it Freeze Frame.  This [tag]basketball coaching help[/tag] tip has helped improve skills and play performance tremendously.

Playing half court 5 on 5, run your motion offense.  If a mistake is made, blow the whistle and everyone MUST instantly freeze.  An offensive player shouts out what option they should have chosen, shot they should have taken, drive that should have been driven, etc.  The defense also looks around to see what they should be doing differently. I only call on someone if no one offers an option.

If they can’t figure it out, I take the [tag]basketball[/tag] and have the person who held the ball watch as I retrace their steps to that point.

It almost never fails, there are lots of suggestions being thrown out.  I try to reward players who are “seeing the light” and acting on it.  The kids get pretty competitive about it sometimes, which helps fuel the thought process.