In this drill, we give players a chance to get a high number of reps in a short time, working exclusively on passes that are used frequently in half court offense. It covers some critical fundamentals that every kid on your team needs to master:
- Triple threat position
- Post entry
- Post moves
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- You’ll need three players for this drill, set up on one side of the half court.
- They will stay on one side, so you can run two groups at the same time (one on the left side and one on the right)
- Set up one player at the top of the key, one on the wing, and one on the low post (see diagram below)
- The player up top will start with the basketball.
- Next, the wing player will v-cut to get open, and then square up to the hoop in triple threat on the catch.
- The player in the post will establish position and give a hand target, which the wing player will hit with the pass.
- The post will then reverse pivot so that they can see the entire floor, and then hit the guard up at the top of the key with the skip pass.
- Pass ball around the horn in that same pattern three times, then have the post player finish with a drop step and power layup.
- After each circuit, rotate the players from the guard to the wing, wing to the post, and post to the top of the key (or rotate a new players in from the top of the key).
- Try starting the ball at the wing, with the player up top making the V-Cut to get open.
- The post can then simulate sealing his defender outside of the lane, showing a high inside target, and receiving a soft lob pass from the top of the key.
- You can also work on different using an L-Cut instead of a V-Cut to get open
- Also try initiating the offense with a wing to post screen and having the post pop out to receive the first pass.
- Make sure players are doing this drill at game speed, protecting the ball and putting some zip on their passes when necessary.
- On each catch, the player should first establish themselves as a threat to score, only making the pass after they see they don’t have the opportunity.
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