Play Type:“ “  Dribbling Drill


This dribbling drill simulates a half court trap.  Your ball handler will retreat with an escape dribble, and get back out into the middle of the floor.


  1. Have your ball handler line up behind half court with a defender on them.
  2. The ball handler will dribble up to the hash mark on the sideline, where a second defender will come trap.
  3. The ballhandler will keep their dribble alive, take 1-2 dribbles backwards, crossover, and get into the middle of the court.

Coaching Tips

This is a very important drill for your point guards. Being able to keep their dribble alive despite a halfcourt trap will result in an easy basket almost every time, as the defense will be forced to guard the other four players with just three of their own.

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