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Transition shooting series is a full court shooting drill. The drill works on rhythm full speed shooting in transition, passing in transition, and conditioning players to communicate in a chaotic transition situation. This is a great conditioner and competition drill as well, as players on the two sides compete against each other for a total amount of makes.
Shoot, get your own rebound (before it bounces or only one bounce), make a good pass to next shooter sprint to opposite end.
Passer must call next shooter's name, next shooter must call for ball when s/he wants the ball.
Have players shoot on both sides of the floor and set a goal/pace for your team.
Advantage/Disadvantage 3v3 putting the offense in a position to make a quick decision out of drive and kick while making the defense provide great helpside defense to contain the offense.
Player 1 starts the drill once they make their movement downhill.
Player x1 can't move to try and recover until player 1 starts their movement.
Player 1 has to attempt to get downhill through the elbow.
Player's 2 & 3 have to relocate once player 1 attacks downhill. (* If 1 passes early before the elbow [kick ahead], player in the strong side corner can hold the spot being shot ready).
If the ball sticks and movement becomes stagnant, it will result in a turnover for the offense.
Hold players accountable to re-space with urgency after a drive and kick-out.
Play drive & kick game until the 3 players on offense are able to creat a rhythm shot, downhill drive to the rim, or a one more pass for a catch and shoot.
Score it, you keep it. Play to a certain amount of points or time.
A great drill that combines ball screen reads with a SSG. The offense is put into different ball screen situations all over the court and given an advantage. The goal of the offense is to use the ball screen, find the advantage quickly and score. The fiirst progression is that the offense will get one ball screen and one oppurtunity to score.
1. Add the missing defender after a set amount of time. (7 seconds) and play it live.
2. Change PnR coverage to work on all situations. (Soft hedge, Blitz, Switch, Hard Hedge, etc..)
The biggest trend in player development these days in adding in the decision making component where players develop being able to make decisions before they catch the basketball. I have been using BDT in my workouts this fall and you can see where players struggle to be decisive.
In this 1v1 drill, we put the player in a game situation relocating to receive a pass from a weak side drive. The player only has 2 options; catch and shoot or attack the closeout ensuring they have to be shot ready on the catch. The players are given a 3-dribble maximum to hold them accountable to use the bounce with a purpose.
Over time, you start to see players become more comfortable making a decision before the catch. Give it a try!
- Player 1 starts with the ball at the free throw line.
- Player 2 starts parallel with player 1 spaced out free throw line extended.
- The drill is initiated with player 1 passing the ball to coach.
- Once the ball is pass to coach, player 1 is sprinting below the cone to try and run player 2 off the 3 point line preventing them from a rhythm 3.
- As the ball is passed, player 2 is drifting to the corner being shot ready.
- The ONLY shot the player can shoot is a catch & shoot 3
- If the player makes the shot, they stay on offense.
- First player to make 4 3's.
Excellent drill from Coach Zeillmann to work on actions after passing into the post, and also defending the post and post actions.
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Using four out perimeter spacing we try to recreate game like situations in the short sided game (SSG) format. Here we have our most common actions within our Dribble Drive Motion system. Starting the SSG in a neutral scenario, it is up to the offense to use a pre-determined action to create A) a Double Gap and B) Drive the Basketball into it. Coaches can pre-determine the action or simply allow players to create freely.
See videos below for game examples of these actions!
More from Michael Lynch:
Skill Building for Dribble Drive Motion Offenses
Keys to Designing a DDM Practice Plan
This is a great drill/workout to use for individual training. I have used this countless times with players and it keeps them engaged and having fun. It challenges them by putting them in various situations where they are forced to make shots and free throws when it counts. Give it a try!
Having players that can knock down shots is obviously a huge advantage for any team. The more players a team has that are high percentage shooters, the better that team will be on the offensive end of the floor. It's not just about making the shots when they are wide open, but also being able to make shots without being distracted by a defender attempting to run a shooter off the 3pt line. This drill is a great way to add that defensive element to make your shooting drills more game-like for players. Emphasize focus on the basket and not thinking twice with a defender closing out. Give it a try!
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Here is a 1v1 drill that I use to put a sense of urgency on all of the players involved. It develops our guards to get in a habit of advancing the ball over half court with the pass, sprint to the corner in transition, and defensively sprint back to the paint before fanning out to their match up. Take a look and hopefully it is something that you can add to your workouts or practices for your players.