Post by johncarrier42 on Jun 29, 2009 16:18:06 GMT -5
I would like everyone to post their best man to man defensive drills; breakdown or team doesn't matter. Also, any SWARM or Scramble drills as I'm incorporating that into my man to man package this year to give the offense different looks.
I'm just looking for great drills. Even if you think they are too elementary or common, still post them!! I'm always trying to improve myself, learn more, and keep drills in practice fun and different.
Man1 starts with the ball under the rim. Man 2 starts beside him. Man 1 dribbles to half court with weak hand and places ball on half court marker. Man 2 picks up the ball and is now guarded by man 1. He has 3 dribbles to beat him. There are 2 coaches set up one on each sideline and 2 players 1 in each corner.
Once the defender stops his man. The offensive player passes to the nearest sideline coach. Now the defender must deny his man the ball. The coach then skips the ball to the opposite coach requiring the defender to jump to the ball and not allow his man to face cut. The second coach will then roll the ball on the floor. The defender must dive and from the floor pass the ball back to the coach.
The coach then skips to the player in the opposite corner. The defender must get up and sprint to the block to draw the charge on the man in the corner (who is instructed to drive the ball through him).
The offensive player then skips the ball to the player in the opposite corner. The defender must get up (again) and close out the last guy (The offensive player has 2 dribbles). He must force a dead ball or block out and get the rebound on the shot. If he does not accomplish ALL of these goals he must go again against a fresh offensive player. The rest of your team should be hootin and hollerin like hell.
We use this drill a couple of times a year. At least once in the preseason to establish our toughness. It also makes a great drill on those practice after sub-par defensive performances. There is NO way to dog this drill, but it really brings guys together around defense which I love.
Start with a line under each bucket. Two players will begin the drill at the free throw line headed the opposite direction. One player is on offense the other is on defense. They play one on one to the other bucket. As they are going to the other end a player is trailing. ON the defensive rebound, score, or steal the defender changes from offense to defense coming the other direction and the trailing player is now the defender. When the ball is coming the other direction a new player is trailing who will be the next defender. We did this in high school. It is simple and probably old school but great for conditioning and seeing who will give their all and not give up.
Post by badgerswing on Jul 21, 2009 11:50:32 GMT -5
We have always liked the zig-zag drill progression for getting players to understand turning the man in the back court, providing help, fanning the dribbler in the front court, and preventing the score. Our drill is the following: 1) One-on-one full court with the defender having hands behind their back. Dribbler does not try to race by. 2) One-on-one FC with the defender forcing the dribbler to turn 3x in the back court and then playing one-on-one in the front court finishing with a shot and score/rebound. Emphasize pushing the dribbler to the outside (fan) and do not allow the ball into the paint area. 3) Toss and run - defender aligns just in front of the eventual dribbler, tosses the ball to their partner and then takes off for half court. The dribbler, upon the catch, takes off for the far end looking to score. Again, force the dribbler to the outside (fan) and keep the ball out of the paint. Go to a score or a defensive rebound. 4) Badger4 - The player with the ball dribbles from one sideline to the other 4 times (over, back, over, back) before taking off down court to score. The defender applies tremendous pressure in the backcourt forcing the turns. When the offensive player takes off, the defender gets back and keeps the ball out out the lane while attempting to prevent the score. 5) Double - One-on-one full court (regular or toss and run) with a second defender coming to help trap. The trapper begins from the middle of the lane area if the ball begins on one side of the floor or the trapper begins in a corner if the ball begins in the middle of the lane to start. Once the dribbler takes off, he/she is marked immediately with a defender while another defensive player (the trapper) comes to double team.
A. At any time in these drills, when the coach blows his whistle, the dribbler will immediately take off for the end of the floor (basket) where he started from. This forces the defense to react quickly and try to get ahead of the dribbler.
B. At any time (already preset by the coach), when the whistle blows, the dribbler will pick up the ball and be harassed by his defender(s). You can also have a player ahead to take a pass from the dribbler which will cover the "give and go".
We have liked this series as our players really attack each other offensively and defensively. Except for the "Badger4" drill, we try to have both ends of the floor going at the same time with one group heading down and another coming back. Our rules are stay on your half of the court to avoid "train wrecks". The coaches must be continually watching and keep their whistles handy to help eliminate problems. We will also use cones on the floor to keep the sides separate to help avoid collisions as well. Finally, keep rotating players so they have someone different to go against each time down the floor.
Goalie Drill: Balls at the point about 20 feet, offensive player on each block "goalie" in the middle must deflect five passes to get out of the middle ... offensive players cannot move ... initially no pass fakes ... as players get better allow pass fakes and teach flight reaction not guessing ...
Bandit Drill I: Same drill but the passer is on the wing, receivers weak block and weak wing, "Bandit" in the middle ...
Bandit Drill II: Same drill but the passer is in the corner, receivers weak corner and weak wing, "Bandit" is between wing and corner ...
Well this is very basic but I still havent found much better
3 lines across top with offense and a defense ball in middle line-start off with pass to wing and screen opposite, opposite wing now becomes middle player who receives the pass and reverses the ball and screens away (these are all continuous)
3 man jump to the ball series start with jump to the ball as screen away, (if ball moves d moves everyone) then straight cut defense(middle cuts and goes opposite) then pick and roll middle player passes to wing and follows and screens, that player passes opposite follows and screens etc(weak side has to be there for the roll) then dribble hand off
Next is cutting off baseline, wing catches and goes baseline, weak side gets as low as lowest player under the basket and meets the dribble outside of the lane, top player comes down to middle of lane to play first pass out. Wing passes back to top, who reverses and that wing goes baseline etc.
Finally a rebounding middle passes to wing, screens away as defense jumps, opposite wiing fills middle and shoots no matter what (defender is not allowed to jump), and it is a 3 on 3 block out drill (amazing how they forget to jump once we say it is a rebounding drill). If there is an offensive rebound defense sprints down to opposite wall and back in line.