If you have a fast break team, then this is a great drill for you to incorporate into your practices. This drill...
- Forces quick conversions between the defense and offense.
- Makes the offense develop an aggressive, attacking mentality.
- Improves the speed of the inbounder getting to the ball and outletting it to a ball handler.
- Heightens the rebounder's awareness of the defense and the offense so they can safely outlet the ball to convert to offense. If they don't adapt, they'll lose precious seconds needed to score.
- Enhances the offense's ability to push the ball up the floor via the dribble or the pass based on your preference.
- Improves conversion time for the defense sprinting back.
- Dramatically improves your players' conditioning.
The instructions for this drill are simple.
You have a 10-second shot clock.
If you do not have access to a shot clock, the coach or manager counts down from 10.
The shot clock has the same basic rules as any league that utilizes a shot clock. It starts over after the ball hits the rim, a foul, a turnover, and a made basket.To improve your players' ability to quickly inbound the ball, you can make one slight adjustment and start the shot clock as soon as the basket is made.
Based on age and skill level, you can adjust the time.
Related Pages & Helpful Resources
Don Kelbick's Transition Offense and the Four-Second Fast Break DVD
Fast Break Basketball Offense - Phoenix Suns
How To Run The Basketball Fast Break Offense and Transition Offense - Philosophy, Offenses, Drills
Competitive One on One Fast Break Drills - 1v1 Attack
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