Competitive One on One Fast Break Drills - 1v1 Attack
It is unfortunate that the game players play the most is also the least relevant to the game of basketball; "One-On-One."
Go past any schoolyard and you'll see two players playing one-on-one. Take the ball out on the top of the key, take 10-12 dribbles to back the opponent down to the basket and then try to shoot over him. That is the way 99% of all one-on-one games go. It builds bad habits, limits understanding of the game and erodes needed skills.
Below are some different one-on-one basketball drills that might do a better job of improving players' skills and help them reach playing objectives. These are also great drills to simulate fast break situations.
Here is a video clip of the drills from Don Kelbick's Transition Offense and 4-Second Fast Break DVD
Half Court 1v1 Attack
- Place 2 chairs just short of mid-court on the right side of the court.
- Players start on the baseline, opposite the chairs.
- The player on the outside has the ball.
- On "Go," both players take off at full speed. The player with the ball goes on the dribble, the player without the ball goes on the sprint.
- Both players go around the right side of the chair and head back toward the basket.
- Once headed back toward the basket, the player with the ball becomes offense and the player without the ball becomes the defense.
- Add a dribble limitation, such as 2 dribbles after turning on the chairs, to add effectiveness.
Full Court 1v1 Attack
- Place 2 chairs on the right side of the court, a little higher than the foul line extended.
- Place 2 more chairs on the other side of mid-court, just above the 28' marker (or above the coach's box.
- Players start on the baseline and the player on the outside has the ball.
- On "Go," both players take off. The player with the ball goes on the dribble, the player without the ball goes on the sprint.
- The players cross with the dribbler going around the inside chair and the player without the ball sprinting around the outside chair.
- Once the players clear the chairs, they cross again with the dribbler going around the outside chair and the player without the ball sprinting around the inside chair.
- Once clearing the chairs, the dribbler becomes the offensive player and the other player is the defensive player and the game is on.
- Add a dribble limitation, such as 2 dribbles after turning on the last chairs, to add effectiveness.
These basketball drills work on ball handling, explosiveness, decision making, defense in transition, finishing at the rim and are great conditioners. They are also high intensity and a lot of fun so players will enjoy them.
Related Pages & Helpful Resources
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Attack Off of the Foul Shot - Foul Line Fast Break
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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