Play Type:“ “  Transition Defense


This transition defense drill teaches players to play fast while focusing on offensive spacing and movement.

Set Up:

  • Set up 5 cones at the end of the court


  1. The player who gets ball on defense must run around cone then get back to find an open man.
  2. The closest person to ball JAMS the dribbler.
  3. The next guard rotates to middle back.
  4. The post rotates to LOW HOLE.
  5. The diagonal back is covered by the other forward.
  6. 3 stops and the team wins.

Coaching Tips:

Players must touch a cone while the game continues going to the other end. Just for a brief moment, the situation is 4o5 until the man down recovers and picks up their original man. Usually we go down, back, and down before the drill ends.

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