Fast Break Drill: 3-on-2 Full Court Drill
This fast break drill teaches your players to:
- You will divide your players into two teams. Three Players start with the ball
near mid court. Two defensive players will be stationed underneath the hoop. The rest of
players will be with their team on the sideline.
- On the whistle, the three players start a fast break and try to score.
- After a few seconds, the coach will blow the whistle and another player from the Red team will hustle in
and play defense.
- If the Blue team scores, the Red team is on offense. As soon as the Blue team scores,
two players from the same team go underneath the opposite hoop for defense.
- The Blue team will press and trap the ball while the Red team tries to break the pressure. If the Blue team steals the ball, they try to score again.
- Once, the Red team breaks the pressure, they are on a 3-on-2 fast break. Two red defenders
will go to the opposite hoop for defense.
- The coach will blow the whistle when he wants the third Blue defender to run out on defense.
- You can continuously run the drill from there.
Continually tell your players...
- Hustle, play hard.
- Work hard to trap the offenders.
- Avoid the trap when on offense.
- Try to score quickly while they have the 3-on-2 advantage.
Motivation / Teaching Tips
Tip #1 - You can create a competition out of this. Whoever scores the most points, wins.
You could also pick a certain number of points (6, 8, or 10) and whoever gets to that number first, wins. The loser could run, do pushups or whatever you deem necessary.
Tip #2 - This drill usually works best with 12 players, but 10 players will work.
Tip #3 - If you sense your team lacking intensity, this drill usually fixes the problem. I usually allow aggressive play, but nothing excessive.
Related Pages & Helpful Resources
Don Kelbick's Transition Offense and the Four-Second Fast Break DVD
5 on 3 + 2 - Fast Break Drills
Transition Offense - Paul Westhead - Loyola Maramount
How To Run The Basketball Fast Break Offense and Transition Offense - Philosophy, Offenses, Drills
Basketball Fast Break & Transition Drills - Full Court Drills
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