Purpose Players practice close out fundamentals. Drill Setup Players pair off and stand 15 feet apart. One player has a ball. How it Works 1. Both players stand in triple threat position 2. On the
Purpose Players learn the footwork for quickly transitioning from offense to defense Drill Setup Two players line up, one on each side of the lane facing the basket. They stand at the
Purpose Players learn to put defensive fundamentals into play in real game-like action. Drill Setup Set a line of offensive players at the wing. The defender stands on the same side block How
Purpose To work on team defense, communication and positioning Drill Setup Four offensive players spread out around the arc - two players free throw lane extended, and two out on the wing How
Communicating in transition is especially important, with the margin for error shrinking due to the fact the defense is not set. This drill gives us a chance to practice all of
In today's video blog, we are sharing some great Half Court Basketball Defense Secrets! From getting your basketball defense set and keeping pressure on the ball, to stopping penetration and
The above video talks about basic basketball defense strategy and goals and also displays one incredibly effective defensive drill. Here are some basic points covered in the video: Your defensive goal should
Today's post is going to focus on basketball drills that will help your players to be quicker on their feet. Lane Slides Basketball Drill This first drill that we'll be doing at
When the offseason is over, and training camp starts up, I like to focus in on a certain aspect of the game, whichever I believe is going to be the
Once you've taught your players the importance of and technique behind help defense, you'll want to make sure their defensive stance and slide techniques are up to par as well.
Great one on one defenders can be very tough to find, and although you can’t teach strength and athleticsm, you can give players a better understanding of angles and how to
This is a drill I use with elementary school boys (2nd to 4th grade so far) that has been popular. It teaches the boys to move without the ball, and to move/weave toward the basket (to be in a position to shoot). I've found this drill works best with man-to-man defense.
One of the defensive drills for basketball that we use is a drill called the D- Triangle. We use it to teach our players defensive stance and movements along with hustle.
I am a very defensive-minded coach and I want to instill to my players how important defense is in winning. One of the most useful and fun drills is what I call the "D-Win" drill.
As coaches, some of us have the luxury of a great ballhandler, who can break down his man and deal with full court pressure without getting flustered – and some
While I generally prefer an offense that runs through a series of options, rather than a set play, at the end of the game or to just get a high
There are two aspects of defense that you need to perfect if you want to dominate on that end of the floor - individual defense, and team defense. If your players