Many coaches struggle with [tag]basketball drills to improve aggression[/tag]. Here is one suggestion that has worked for me in the past.
Here is a drill for players who are not physical enough (a problem I have been having with my team of freshmen). It is very simple.
This is a one-on-one drill. The team lines up around the circle at half court. The coach calls two players to step inside the circle, one on each side of the line. At the whistle, the players have 15 seconds to try to push each other outside the circle. The player who gets pushed out does five push-ups. If neither get pushed out, both do five push-ups. This gets players accustomed to contact and to the push-and-shove that occurs down low.
Here’s another one:
Seperate your team and put half on one side and half on the other standing foul line extended out of bounds. Play 4 on 4. The only way to come off the floor and get a break is to get a rebound. If you get a rebound you must outlet to your new player coming in and the defense has to communicate who they have defensively. Even on a made basket whoever gets the rebound still outlets. Have your new player coming into the game yell outlet. This is a fast pace game and makes your defense communicate on help. It also lets your kids face real situations. You can even do the drill with 5 on 5 or 3 on 3.