Basketball drill: sending the dribbler to the lane

Suitable for the following techniques: defense

Sending the dribbler to the lane

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Requirements:

  • players must be able to individually defend the man with the ball
  • players must be able to dribble


Goal: defender must keep the dribbler in the marked area, so that it crosses the center line in the lane

Organization:

  • waiting player takes the ball
  • and counts down 8 seconds
  • The dribbler has to touch the helpline at least once with his foot before he can cross the
  • the half way line.
  • the dribbler wins if he crosses the half way line outside the marked area (choose a line on the field)
  • defender wins if he allows the dribbler to cross the centre line inside the marked area OR at 8 seconds
  • loser has to defend in the next round


Teaching Points:

  • defender must keep an appropriate distance, taking into account the dexterity and speed of the dribbler
  • Defender must anticipate the changes of direction of the dribbler.

Characteristics of the drill

0
12
Necessary materials:
Not applicable
Suitable for the following levels:
Seniors
U22
U20
U18
U16

 

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