Coming up with new ideas for [tag]basketball defense drills[/tag] can sometimes be a challenge.  Here are two [tag]basketball[/tag] [tag]drills[/tag] sent in by James and Greg that work well for [tag]passing[/tag] and for [tag]defense[/tag].Basketball Defense Drills

From James…
Pressure Drill

2 guys on defense in front court and 2 in back court.

2 guys on offense – must get through the defense and score.

Work on passing and reading the defense.

Defense must play tough and stay on their half of the court.

Make small court – use volleyball lines as out of bounds.

From Greg…
3-Pass Drill

To encourage the kids to pass first and [tag]dribble[/tag] second I use a 3 pass drill on offense.

Pass the ball 3 times first (3rd man shoots), shoot, rebound and back up or pass out.

If pass out, start again.

Try it without defenders first, then add defenders as they get the idea.