Basketball Drills Team Defense

These drills are from a collection put together by Nate Hill, Assistant Boys Coach at Colonel Crawford High School in North Robinson Ohio.

He has coached for 18 years from 7th grade through Varsity Head Coach.

I hope that these drills give you some ideas for adding variety and simulating game situations in the defensive segment of your practice. Or, they get you thinking about ways to adapt these ideas to your program.

 

 

Shell Drill “Drive”

Call is used to make the offensive player drive and defense rotate. The defensive player must touch the sideline or volleyball line to give offense the advantage. Everyone must rotate and stop the ball.

 

 

 

 

“Drive” is yelled by coach, and 3’s defender must touch sideline. 3 drives and all rotate and help stop ball. Defense must talk. This can be called at any time

 

 

 

 

Stop Penetration Drill

#1 – 1x starts behind 1. 4x or 5x must stop penetration. x2 or x3 must help the helper

 

 

 

 

#2: x2 starts behind 2 who drives. x4 must stop penetration. x5, x3, and x1 all must help the helper. Switch sides and alignments

 

 

 

 

Shell Drill “Trap”

They use the “Trap” call in shell. defender whose man passes ball, goes and traps ball. Usually used in games when players cut weakside and isolate in corners

 

 

 

“Trap” is called. x3 and x4 go trap ball in corner. Players keep feet, trap with legs, and arms high. Other teammates look for tip,or deflection. Looking for weak pass with arms.

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