Advanced 'See the Court' Drill

Purpose of the Drill

This drill addresses the same spacing and court vision goals that the Basic 'See the Court' Drill does, but it adds some demands that require players to react to more game-like triggers and to perform reverse pivots and a variety of passes on the spur of the moment. Therefore, it is best used with advanced junior-high levels and up. Make sure to read the Basic 'See the Court' Drill first. Otherwise, you may not understand some of the concepts in the drill.


Advanced Spacing 1
  1. The coach stands just in front of the basket and throws to any player at the three-point arc. That player immediately drives toward the hoop. In our example, we use the 'Drive From the Wing' scenario.
Advanced Spacing 2
  1. The coach moves out to defend on Player 3, who passes to any player on the three-point arc.
Advanced Spacing 3
  1. Next, the coach moves over to stop Player 4's drive. Player 4 passes to any player on the three-point arc. In our example, he throws to Player 1 at the top of the key.
Advanced Spacing 4
  1. If the coach does not rotate over to prevent the drive, the driving player continues in for a lay-in. In our example, the coach remains at the right low block, and Player 2 shoots a lay-in.

Advanced Spacing 1
  • As the player drives, the coach shouts out a player's name. The player has to stop and throw a pass to who ever the coach designates. In our example, the coach shouts out Player 4's name.

    Optional: If the coach wants to get more specific. He can also choose what type of pivot or type of pass they want the dribble penetrator to use. For example, on every pass, they have to do a reverse pivot and throw a chest pass.

Advanced Spacing 2
  • If the coach adds the word, "Hot," to the player's name, then that player will shoot a jumper on the catch.

    In the diagram to the right, if Player 1's name was Bob, he would yell "Bob Hot." Then Player 3 would pass the ball to Bob (Player 1) and he would shoot the ball.
Points of Emphasis:

  • Passes should be crisp and well-placed so that the players on the perimeter could catch and shoot with minimal adjustment.

  • Players should assume position on both sides of the court. Adjustments are ideal after a lay-in or a perimeter shot.
Motivation/Teaching Tips:

  • Challenge players so that they have to perform a range of pivots and passing types and angles.

  • Praise players for well-executed, advanced techniques.

  • Insist on game-like speed and intensity.


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bonilla says:
7/1/2010 at 12:28:54 AM

have an idea now is put togetter 4 vs 5 with this drill and share everybody thankes so much.


Chandra Hoho says:
2/20/2010 at 11:30:18 AM

Good drill


Abe Tejada says:
8/30/2009 at 2:10:47 PM

Can you show illustrations/diagrams of the triangle offense and the "pick and roll"? Your tips were helpful as I have a hard time in coaching on offense, defense and plays. I have a lot of points now in my mind.


Joe Haefner says:
12/11/2008 at 11:34:12 AM

P.S. We have formatted it to print. It does not include the left-hand menu and it aligns the instructions with diagrams.

Some people like to print out the comments as well.


Joe Haefner says:
12/11/2008 at 11:32:43 AM

Highlight with your mouse what you want to print. Go up to 'File' and select 'Print'. After that, click on the 'selection' button, then click on the print button and it should only print what you highlighted.


Bill says:
12/10/2008 at 9:55:12 PM

This looks like a great drill if I only could print it. The only way to print it to on 6 separate pages. Pls format so we can print. I've already forked out $30 for great motion offense ebook


neil says:
1/4/2008 at 1:08:49 AM

This drill would help me in building the confidence of my players both to pass and when to shoot


Ronald says:
12/20/2007 at 7:47:21 PM

This is very helpful and it teaches the players to move and provide proper spacing in offense. More power and thanks a lot!


Coach Harmon says:
12/20/2007 at 3:58:38 PM

This drill came at a perfect time!


Coach Smith says:
12/20/2007 at 11:00:15 AM

This is just the drill I have been looking for.. to stop my guards from all their dribbling


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