Purpose: To improve and develop ball-handling, shooting, conditioning, and overall offensive transition skills. Specifically a good fast break drill if you prefer to attack from the middle.
Drill: One offensive player with the basketball in front of the basket. Two more offensive players, one at each elbow.
This drill begins with O1 tossing the basketball off the backboard in order to secure the rebound. As the ball is being rebounded, O2 and O3 move to outlet position on the wing. O1 will rebound and pass to the player on the same side (in this diagram, O3 is that player).
While O3 is receiving the outlet pass, O2 breaks to the top of the key area to receive the pass from O3.
Now, the basketball is centered and can be advanced down the middle of the floor. The rebounder and the original outlet receiver fill their respective lanes and sprint down the floor.
O2 will dribble down the center, attack the lane area, and then pass to either player for the layup.
To continue the drill, they can either rotate to a different position and go back the other way or you can have the next group of three head down the court.
- Make sure the rebounder uses this drill as an opportunity to work on footwork, positioning, and outlet passing. You may also add a coach or manager to ‘defend’ the rebound .. make the rebounder work a bit.