This idea for [tag]college basketball offense[/tag] was sent to me last spring.  I’m passing this on for you to try with your team.  Keep the tips coming!College Basketball Offense

From Bruce…
This is one of my favorite [tag]basketball drills[/tag]; we call it MidWestern.  I got it from the [tag]basketball coach[/tag] at MidWestern State University.

It is a continuous 2 on 1, 3 on 2, 4 on 3, and 5 on 4 [tag]basketball drill[/tag].  You have two teams of at least 5 or more players.  7 or 8 players on a team works best.

Team A will have two lines on the baseline on each side of the lane (approximately at the 3 point line).  Team B will have the same lines on the other end of the court.

The drill starts with one player from Team A shooting a free throw at Team B’s basket.  Team B will have two defenders lined up ready to rebound. If team A makes the shot, Team B will take the ball out of bounds and go down the floor 2 on 1 against the free throw shooter. If he misses, they will rebound and transition 2 on 1 also.  Team B will play offense until they score or Team A gets the rebound. Once Team A gets the rebound.  The first two players in the lines out of bounds come on the floor and go 3 on 2 with the 1st shooter against the 1st two rebounders. After that transition, 2 players from Team B come on the floor for a 4 on 3 break.

There will be 4 trips down the court, until you have gone 5 on 4. Remember, there will always be two players coming onto the floor to transition with the players already on the floor. “  Once you have gone 5 on 4, Team B picks a free throw shooter to start the drill over again.  We play to 10 points (2’s count as 1 point and 3’s count as 2) with the looser running.

This is a great [tag]basketball[/tag] transition drill with the defense always at a disadvantage.  It helps players learn to give help at all times.  This is a great drill for zone or man to man teams.