V Cut Passing is a tremendous drill to throw at your players to start practice. This can be thrown into your Peer Pressure series drills to get your team to focus in and prepare themselves for the next 1-2+ hour(s) of practice.
Drill is done with ONLY 2 balls.
After passing the player sprints to the line they passed to. Once the last player makes the lay-up/post move, they get their own rebound and SPRINT to the other end. The sooner they can fire the ball to the inbounder the quicker the drill will move.
- The defender on the ball should have their hands high and active…jumping around trying to get deflections
- The defender guarding the other three guard spots should body up and make the players work to get open. On the catch, try to poke the ball out…this will teach your players to rip the ball through close to their body. Have active hands and try to deflect the pass…make the offense fake a pass before they make a pass.
- The defender guarding the last position under the rim should have a pad. The player should duck in HARD on the defense and finish with a post move. This will be GREAT for your guards!
Once every player has been to every spot (ie- The 1st inbounder is back at his starting spot), the entire team must yell “SWITCH SIDES”
- 5 spot switches sides of the rim.
- 1 spot moves to half-court and becomes 2nd cutter.
- 2 spot moves to Free-Throw line extended and becomes 1st cutter.
- 3 spot moves to baseline and becomes the post-up player.
- 4 spot moves to other Free-Throw line extended and become 3rd cutter (aka Post Feeder).
AT ANY POINT IF A PASS IS DEFLECTED/STOLEN OR A LAY-UP IS MISSED…START THE DRILL ALL THE WAY OVER.