Purpose: To practice closeouts on the ball and closing out defensively when off the ball. Drill: 4 offensive players start on the perimeter. 4 defensive players start on the baseline. A coach with a ball also stands on the baseline. To begin the drill, the coach will pass the basketball to any one of the 4 offensive players. As the ball … [Read more...]
Team Defense Drills
The following team basketball defense drills will help in developing your entire team man-to-man defensive system.
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Purpose: To work on various situations that occur in a basketball game and how to properly defend them. To improve and develop communication skills. Also works on offensive movements and fundamentals that will improve team play. Drill: The 'Shell Situations Drill' is a more advanced version of the basic shell drill; this drill is intended to … [Read more...]
Purpose: To teach team closeouts and rebounding. A good closeout is the key to blocking out any offensive player. Drill: 4 offensive players line up outside the 3-point line and face the basket. They should be at least five feet apart and line up from one side of the line to the other, as shown. The coach with a basketball begins under the … [Read more...]