Last week, I sent out a request for my newsletter subscribers to send in their [tag]best basketball drills for improvement[/tag]. Check out this one below (very creative!).
Here’s a [tag]basketball drill[/tag] my team really responds to.
Have a group of players out at the side near the centre line. One player is under the basket and one player at the low wing to start the drill.
The player at the low wing receives the [tag]basketball[/tag] from the first player in line at the centre who makes a give and go pass to this first player. The player under the basket can apply casual through to aggressive defence as you require. He rebounds the ball then outlets the pass to the centre group. This player that has rebounded the ball must now move quickly to the low wing to receive a return pass from the centre player for a give and go move.
You can start with no pressure on the shooter up to full aggressive defensive pressure from the rebounder. Work on boxing out, move from lay up’s, to jump shots from the block, elbow, wing. Work both sides of the court so that players can use both right a left hand. I find that this [tag]basketball practice drill[/tag] incorporates a number of game-like situations and gets your players to work up-tempo.
Once the players get the hang of the drill you can introduce more basketballs.