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Triangle Fast Break Build Up 4 on 4

Following drill was a part of a skill packet we mailed out to coaches when I was at the University of Florida.

Previously I have posted phase 1 and 2 of the build up with the 2-on-12-on-2, and 3-on-3.

  1. Start with two offensive players on each of the low blocks and the other two offensive players in each of the corners.
  2. Defensively, begin with a defender at the free-throw line, one under the rim, and the other two in opposite corners.
  3. Begin the drill once again with a coach passing the ball to one of the two offensive layers on each of the low blocks. The two wing players should sprint the floor in their lanes. Generally, one of them is a front-court player and should sprint through to the low block.
  4. Defensively the same rules apply as the 3-on-3 drill. Sprint back as hard as you can, getting match up through communication.

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Triangle Fast Break Build Up 3 on 3

Following drill was a part of a skill packet we mailed out to coaches when I was at the University of Florida.

Previously I have posted phase 1 and 2 of the build up with the 2-on-1 and 2-on-2.

  1. Start the drill this time with two offensive players on each of the low blocks and the 3rd offensive player in one of the two corners.
  2. Defensively start with one defender at the free-throw line, one defender under the rim, and a third defender in the opposite corner of the offensive player.
  3. Begin the drill the same way as the previous two with a coach passing to one of the two offensive players on the low blocks.
  4. Once the ball is passed, the two offensive players without the ball must remain wide so that the player with the ball can take the middle of the floor, create and make a play.
  5. Defensively, just like in 2-on-2, you’re trying to sprint to the inside track of the two offensive players on the wings.

OFFENSIVELY: Spacing is key. It is extremely important that the two players on the wing remain wide so the player with the ball can attack.

DEFENSIVELY: Communication is once again the key. While sprinting back down the floor, players must talk so they get matched up correctly.

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Triangle Fast Break Build Up 2-on-2

Following drill was a part of a skill packet we mailed out to coaches when I was at the University of Florida.

Yesterday I posted phase 1 of the build up with the 2-on-1.

  1. A 2nd defender is added whose main job is to spring back down the floor and get back into the play.
  2. Start with the same set-up as you did in the 2-on-1 drill, but place the 2nd defender under the rim. The 2nd defender’s goal is to get to the inside track of the player opposite of the ball.
  3. Just like in the 2-on-1 drill, the offensive players are trying to attack the rim to score, remaining 2-3 feet outside of the lane.

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Triangle Fast Break Build Up 2-on-1

Following drill was a part of a skill packet we mailed out to coaches when I was at the University of Florida.

  1. Two offensive players start 2-3 feet outside of the lane along the baseline. Start the defensive player at the free-throw line.
  2. Drill starts with a coach holding a ball around the free-throw line area, and passing it to one of the offensive players.
  3. Once the ball is passed, the defensive player should immediately turn and sprint to half-court and get down in a defensive stance with active hands.
  4. The offensive players should remain 2-3 feet outside of the lane as they attack the other end. They should not be too wide, so the defense can recover, and not be too close, so the defense is able to cover both players.
  5. The offensive player with the ball should not pass the ball until the defense totally commits to him (bounce pass for lay-up). If the defense does not commit, shoot a lay-up.

 

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5 on 4 to 5 on 5 Transition Drill

This is another drill that I got from watching Bellarmine University practice last week. This is a great drill because it not only works on scramble situations having 4 players defend 5 in the half-court, but it also forces the offense (new defense) to sprint back after change of possession to prevent any easy lay-ups. After making your one transition stop after a made shot or the defense secures the rebound and repeat the drill the other way. Make sure you switch the offense and defensive teams who must scramble each time and rotate the players that are back. Do this drill for time or until a team reaches a pre-set point total.

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