Purpose: A continuous fast break drill that focuses on transition offense and defense and forces players to make quick decisions.
Drill: The Team Blitz starts with a line of players along each sideline (team 1 and team 2). Three members of Team 1 start on the court at the top of the key area, middle player with the basketball. Two members of Team 2 start in the opposite lane from Team 1 and are ready to defend.
To start, Team 1 begins dribbling down the court in an attempt to score a 3-on-2 fast break situation.
As soon as the ball crosses the midcourt line, the first player in the Team 2 line sprints to touch the opposite baseline and then hustles back to help his two defensive teammates.
Team 1 attempts to score before the help arrives, while Team 2 attempts to stop them … or hold them off long enough for help to arrive.
Team 1 will either score or Team 2 will gain possession via turnover or steal. Regardless of how Team 2 secures the basketball, the three “2’s” will now go down court in an attempt to score against the two “1’s” who have jumped out on the court to defend. A third “1” sprints to the far baseline and back as soon as Team 2 crosses midcourt.
The three offensive “1’s” go to the end of their line. The process continues for duration of drill (either a time limit or when one team reaches a certain number of baskets made or stops … depending on if you’re making it an offensive or defensive transition focus).