1-2-1-1 Diamond Press Drill: Free Throw Situations
This drill is designed to condition your players to quickly set up in the Diamond press after a made free-throw. It also works on free-throws in a game like situation.
X4 takes the free throw. X2 and X3 are lined up on the blocks. X1 and X5 are already in their positions.
If X4 misses the free-throw, X2, X3, and X4 rotate clockwise. X2 shoots the free-throw. The cycle continues until there is a made free-throw.
If X4 makes the free-throw, the ball is live. The defense must set up in the Diamond press as shown. Play stops when the defense forces a turnover or when the offense crosses half-court. Do not forget to keep track of any potential ten-second violations.
Offense switches to defense if they cross half-court. Note that the clockwise rotation still applies if 4 misses the free-throw.