Play Type:“ “  Defense & Scoring Drill


In this defense drill, you are playing a 3 on 3 defensive game. The only team that can score is the defense.

Set Up:

  • Put the kids in teams of 3.
  • Have Team 1 as the defensive team on the baseline, and everyone else in 3 lines behind the 3 point line.
  • The person in front of each line is team 2.
  • The coach is on the baseline, and rolls the ball to one of the players on team 2.


  1. It is now 3 on 3, and the only team that can score is the defensive team (Team 1).
  2. They get a point by getting a steal, creating a turnover, or getting a defensive rebound.
  3. If the offense scores (Team 2) they get no points, but replace Team 1 as the defense, and Team 1 goes to the end of the lines, and the drill starts over.
  4. Do this drill for 6 minutes and the team with the most points doesn’t have to run the consequence.

Coaching Tips:

This drill works on all aspects of defense: closeout, backside, cut off baseline, screen and roll etc.. It makes for a good offensive drill also, because they want to score to play defense.


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