Marion in Tampa wrote to ask if I could suggest any ideas for a [tag]transition basketball drill[/tag]. Here’s a [tag]baseketball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] that Lane sent in:
One of my favorite ways to teach the [tag]transition[/tag] has been to line my team up on the free throw line extended.
I have between 6 and 10 kids on the line.
I simultaneously pass the ball to someone on offense and call out the name of a defender.
The offense begins working the ball up court, while the defense has to get back and organize themselves.
The catch is that the person who I named on defense has to touch the out of bounds line underneath the basket before they can go back on defense, creating a temporary advantage for the offense to exploit.