Basketball drills for attack / offense

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Requirements:
players must master the layup at full speed

Goal:
react
quickly
to a stray ball and be able to finish the next 1 on 1

Organisation:

  • the coach stands in the middle of the bucket and has the ball
  • Two players on the elbow are only allowed to look straight ahead.
  • trainer passes between the players
  • they may only move when they see the ball
  • the player who captures the ball scores on the opposite basket
  • the other player tries to prevent this
  • the coach makes his passes so hard that the players have to sprint to keep the ball in.
  • n.b. the defender must not make any mistakes due to the risk of injuries

Teaching points:

  • speed of action
  • do not let the defender distract you

Variations:

  • have players start sitting or lying down
  • Put two players next to each other on the elbow, or with their backs against each other. Then play 2 against 2

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Requirements:

  • players must be able to drive and shoot from the 3-point line
  • forward 3 must be able to apply pass fakes to feed the post
  • the centre 5 must master the fundamentals to keep his defender behind him and to be playable with a bounce pass (or with a lob when he is lost)
  • the center must master the fundamentals to be able to play 1 on 1 from the block


Goal:
train
split
the low post

Organization:

  • 5 stands extremely deep, near the bottom line
  • as soon as 3 starts to dribble, 1 starts to screen for 5
  • 5 crosses over to the block on the other side.
  • 1 fills the guard position
  • as soon as 3 has adjusted the post, 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 immediately sprints to the corner as soon as the pass is made, so that defender 4 is hindered by in cutting 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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Prerequisites:
players must master the layup at full speed

Goal:
Dare to finish
the
layup under pressure of a following defender

Organisation:

  • defender may only cross the half way line at the first dribble
  • attacker may make feints
  • if the defender steps in, he/she must put both feet behind the centre line before defending again
  • Attacker dribbles as fast as possible to the basket and finishes with a layup.
  • Finish with a layup
  • winner takes ball and connects behind the attackers on the other half of the court
  • loser defends on the same half.
  • depending on the skill of the attackers, allow the defender to cover more or less distance


Teaching points:

  • dribble at full speed
  • do not let the oncoming defender distract you.

Variations:

  • increase the pressure by having the defender start closer to the basket
  • Have players start sitting or lying down. The defender can only get up after the attacker.

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Prerequisites:

  • forward must be able to play mid post (pass fakes, flat bounce pass)
  • Forward must be able to make a lay up or lay back directly from a bounce pass in the run


Goal:
To teach the forward to read the defense and to choose the appropriate offensive line

Concepts:
cutter = forward who cuts in

Organisation:

  • the centre is allowed only 1 dribble
  • forward may only make 1 dribble after a shot fake, otherwise not allowed
  • make it - take it
  • play up to the 5

Teaching points cutter:

  • cut with sufficient distance from the centre: over the elbow or over the dead ball line
  • choose the side that leaves the defender free
  • Prepare a front pass in the opposite direction and rebound hard in the desired direction
  • keep your hands ready for the bounce pass
  • run to the weak side for the three-point shot if you don't get the ball right away

Continued:

  • centre can play 1v1
  • or use it to threaten and pass for the three-pointer
  • If the defender plays double down
  • then the forward looks for a shooting position where the center can see him and adjust: don't stand still!
  • after the pass to the outside, take the shot immediately
  • or readjust the center
  • and find a shot position again

Teaching points:

  • speed of action: one fake and then act immediately
  • watch what the defender does and take up the space he does not defend

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Requirements:
players must be able to make a lay up from the pass

Goal: learn the
running move to free another player + have the courage NOT to pass to the first man who moves

Organisation:

  • 3 pawns
  • fixed pair
  • fixed passer in the corner of the field.
  • adjust deep post
  • cut in, ask for the ball and pass
  • second incider gets the ball and makes the lay up
  • catches it himself
  • passes to the oulet
  • and runs to the pawn on the other side of the free throw line
  • in the meantime, the man with the ball dribbles to the next pawn
  • passes to his regular teammate
  • who passes to the regular passer in the corner
  • cuts in and asks for the ball (but does not get it)
  • when there are more than 10 men: make 5 free throws and then change with a fixed passer


Teaching Points:

  • the first man to cut in must look at the passer and ask for the ball with his hands
  • the passer must use pass fakes to keep his defender out of the pass line until the second man cuts in


Variations:

Left and right

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Requirements:

  • players must have the courage to shoot defensively
  • master open step and crossover step
  • and master a feint followed by a dribble + shot or drive


Objective:
to decide which action to take as a forward in a 1v1 situation

Organisation:

  • defender passes the ball with a bounce pass to the attacker
  • and starts defending
  • Attacker stands within shooting distance


Teaching points:

  • foot, knee and shoulder in one line
  • Hands ready to shoot
  • Knees in an angle of 60 degrees (shot fake) to 90 degrees (drive fake)
  • Shot fake: ball not higher than the nose + bend the knees a bit
  • Drive fake: short, quick step + forward movement with the shoulders
  • Open step: first step is short
  • Bringing the ball to the other side with sweep/rip: bring the ball below knee height


Decide:

  • defender has his hands low and/or more than an arm's length away: shoot (quick draw)
  • Defender has his hand on the ball: driven directly (preferably over the front foot / along the back of the defender)
  • make one fake at the most. Read the defender's reaction during your fake.
  • If the defender does not react, continue the move (fake shot becomes shot, fake drive becomes drive).
  • if the defender reacts, take the other option, i.e.: fake shot becomes drive; fake drive becomes shot; open step becomes rip + crossover step; crossover step becomes rip + open step
  • do NOT introduce an element of competition here, to prevent defenders from making hard mistakes to avoid losing


Variations:

  • instruct the defender to only defend the drive hard and leave space for the shot
  • defend crossover and shot, but leave open step
  • defend the shot to the full
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Requirements:

  • players must have the courage to shoot defensively
  • and control a feint + dribble + shot or drive


Goal:
practice
1
against 1

Organisation:

  • after a goal attempt, each player catches his own ball
  • waits until his team-mate is in his shooting position.
  • passes the ball and defends the attacker.
  • the attacker uses the space left by the defender for a shot or drive
  • or lures the defender towards him with a shot fake and then makes a drive to the basket
  • OR a bounce + step + shot
  • do NOT introduce an element of competition to prevent defenders from making hard fouls to avoid losing.
  • Make sure the attacker gets the ball where he can actually shoot, so the defender has to consider the shot AND the drive.


Teaching points:

  • Catch the ball in your shot hand (ready to shoot).
  • adjust shooter well
  • shooting technique
  • if a player never shoots but always makes a drive, instruct the defender to only defend the drive hard and leave room for the shot

Variations:

  • shot distance
  • Position in relation to the basket.

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Prerequisites:
players must master the layup at full speed

Goal:
daring to finish
the
layup under pressure of an approaching defender

Organisation:

  • set up pilons for positioning
  • passer (1) plays the attacker (5) with a baseball pass and starts defending
  • the attacker dribbles as fast as possible to the basket and finishes with a layup.
  • finishes with layup
  • loser takes the ball and joins the passers.
  • winner connects with the attackers
  • depending on the skill of the attackers, move the pylons to allow the defender to cover more or less distance.


Teaching points:

  • dribble at full speed
  • do not get distracted by the oncoming defender


Variations:

  • increase pressure by having the defender start closer to the basket
  • Put hoops down and let players start with their back foot in the hoop.
  • Have the defender start at the three-point line and instruct him to stand for the charge. The attacker must then change direction at full speed to avoid the charge and still score.
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Requirements:

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


Goal:
fitness / intensive interval training

Organisation:

  • players start with 1 foot on the back line
  • start on signal of the coach
  • loser takes the ball and has to defend in the next round.
  • 1 and 2 place the ball on the middle line so that 3 and 4 can pick it up
  • 1 and 4 play 1 against 1 on the basket on the side they came from


Variations:

  • left and right
  • Place a hoop just beyond the baseline to handicap the defender.
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