Today’s video blog post features drills for your basketball offense to work on their Fast Break conditioning.
What exactly is the Fast Break for Basketball Offense?
During the Fast break, a team attempts to move the ball up court and into scoring position as quickly as possible, so the defense is outnumbered and doesn’t have time to set up. Fast breaks are most often the result of a good defensive play such as a steal, off a block or a missed shot by the other team.
There are various styles of the fast break. In a typical fast break situation, the defending team gets the ball and passes it to their fastest player, who then sets up the fast break. That player speed-dribbles the ball upcourt, with several players trailing him. He then either passes it to another player for a quick basket, or takes the shot himself.
Recognition, speed, ball-handling skills and decision making are critical to the success of a fast break.
For more drills that focus on the Fast Break, you might want to check out my previous article “Best Basketball Drill to Teach Fast Break – Continuous Fast Break Drill”.
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