Basketball drills for attack / offense

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  • The player gets the ball thrown to you
  • Do a crossover and shoot the ball at the first position
  • Do the same at the second position
  • And so onshot-drill


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    With 3 men on the back line and the middle one has the ball
  • The middle passes to a man and runs after the ball
  • The man in the middle passes to the man on the other side, who also runs after the ball.
  • They do this while running to the basket on the other side.
  • When someone is close enough to the basket, the man runs a lay-up.
  • He becomes the defender and the other two attackers must try to reach each other with a long ball.
  • The goal of the defender is to prevent the attackers from scoring.
  • If the attackers do not manage to score, they must do 5 push-ups.

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Goal:
train
split
the low post

Organisation:

  • 5 stands extremely deep, near the bottom line
  • as soon as 3 starts to dribble, 1 starts to screen for 5
  • he crosses over to the block on the other side (picture 2)
  • 1 fills the guard position (picture 2)
  • as soon as 3 has matched the post (5), he cuts across to the ring
  • at the same time, 1 sprints to the corner for the shot

5 has 3 options:

1) adjust 3 for the lay up2
) adjust 1 for the shot3
) play 1 against 1 himself against 6

Teaching points:

  • timing: the pass to the center must come at the moment it arrives on the block
  • at the split, leave enough space for the (bounce) pass.
  • 1 sprints straight to the corner as soon as the pass is hit, so that defender 4 is hampered by cutting in 3 and his defender

Variations:

  • in preparation run 3 against 0 and systematically go through the various options.
  • left and right
  • Cut below


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    With 3 men on the back line and the middle one has the ball
  • The middle passes to a man and runs after the ball
  • The man in the middle passes to the man on the other side, who also runs after the ball.
  • They do this while running to the basket on the other side.
  • When someone is close enough to the basket, the man runs a lay-up.
  • He becomes the defender and the other two attackers must try to reach each other with a long ball.
  • The goal of the defender is to prevent the attackers from scoring.
  • If the attackers do not manage to score, they must do 5 push-ups.

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  • Centers + Guards + Forwards
  • from U14
  • 2 or more players
  • 1 ball per pair
  • two baskets


Prerequisites:

  • players must be able to dribble a layup run


Objective:

  • to increase offensive creativity in 1v1


Organization:

  • player 1 passes the ball to 3 and gets it back immediately
  • 3 moves backwards
  • 1 dribbles straight at 3 and has to close the distance between both players
  • Unbalance and pass the defender
  • Full speed to the basket
  • Loser will defend, winner will attack
  • Play up to the 3 to keep the intensity high.


Teaching Points:

  • attacker must aggressively close the gap
  • Dribble straight at the defender.
  • throw the defender off balance with a feint.
  • Attacker should be unpredictable.
  • only choose which side to pass on at the last moment
  • Use feints in the dribble
  • after passing at full speed towards the basket cut off the defender by dribbling ON the line of the defender
  • basket
  • after the pass, the defender has to sprint at full speed to pressure the lay up

Objective:

Reenact all the exercises, which the trainer is demonstrating.

Task:

The players stand in a (half) circle so that everyone can see the trainer. The trainer shows some exercises. The players mimic him/her. Keep the balloon in the air by tapping it up in the air. Try to clap your hands as much as possible between each tap.

  • Hold the balloon in your left hand and dribble the basketball with your right hand. Successful? Try with your other hand.
  • Now hold the balloon high above your head and look at the balloon. Keep dribbling with your other hand. Change hands after 1 minute.
  • Dribble the basketball with your right hand and hold the balloon with your left hand. At the whistle, change hands without losing either one and without stopping dribbling.

Dribble the basketball with your right hand. Try to keep the balloon in the air with your left hand by tapping it upwards. Can you do it with your other hand?


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  • Guards + Forwards + Centers
  • from U14 - 6 to 12 players
  • 4 balls
  • whole field
  • 2 baskets


Objective:

  • Pass on the flyer training and finishing at full speed
  • Players 1 and 4 receive the ball at the outlet position and dribble directly to the centre circle.
  • passer sprints along the sideline (flyer)
  • receives the ball at full speed
  • makes the lay up without a dribble


Teaching Points:

  • dribbler is not allowed to cross the centre line
  • the pass should be such that the flyer can finish without dribbling
  • The flyer must ask for the ball with his hand
  • execute at full speed
  • communication: outlet calls
  • after the lay up join the line near the basket where you scored
  • the dribbler returns directly to the outlet after the pass and for the next ball


Variations:

  • (to teach the attacker to finish at full speed under pressure)
  • Have a defender walk up to the attacker during the layup to distract him visually (no physical contact).
  • make the defender appear bigger with a mat or similar in his hands
  • Centers + Guards + Forwards - from U12
  • 2 or more players
  • 1 ball per pair
  • two baskets


Prerequisites

  • being able to run a layup at speed from the pass


Objective:

  • speed dribble is along the sideline because the shortest route to the other side
  • pass and catch on speed


Organization:

  • player takes a free throw and captures the rebound
  • catch the ball as high as possible
  • 3 sprints to the outlet position and calls
  • passes with an overhead pass to the outlet
  • the man with the ball dribbles along the sideline to the other basket as quickly as possible
  • defender over the axis of the field to the other side
  • receives the pass at full speed
  • and makes the lay up without dribbling


Teaching Points:

  • sprinting
  • communication
  • correct dribble start
  • push the ball at the speed dribble
  • dribbler must see where the flyer is
  • pass in time
  • shooter catches his own ball
  • passer sprints under the circle to the outlet on the other side
  • calls
  • receives the ball at the outlet position with an overhead pass
  • both players run the same 2 on 0 break as on the way out
  • but now on the other longitudinal half of the field


Variation:

  • put 1 defender at each basket
  • defender catches ball and gives outlet pass
  • and becomes flyer
  • shooter becomes defender
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Requirements:

  • players must be able to drive and shoot individually from the 3-point line
  • be able to screen

Goal:
keep
perimeter
players moving while making good use of space on the court

Organization:

  • the attackers get free with in-out, pass and screen away, back through, cut in etc
  • always make sure there is about 3 metres space between the attackers
  • the player who receives the pass turns with a front or reverse pivot towards the basket.
  • by constant movement and changes of position they try to create space for a shot or drive
  • a player in the three-point zone can only be played if he can score immediately

Dribbling only to:

  • restore space between the attackers
  • Finish a lay up
  • obtain a position to pass
  • get out of trouble

Teaching Points:

  • look at your team-mates and react accordingly
  • As soon as you have the ball, face the basket
  • Dribble only with a clear goal
  • always recover 3 metres of space after a running action or a screen.

Example:

  • 2 passes back to 3 and tries to cut in front of his man to the basket
  • 3 cannot make the pass due to good defensive work
  • 3 dribbles to the forward position to redistribute the space.
  • 1 takes the safety guard position


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