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Basketball Fast Break & Transition Drills -
Full Court Drills


Here are some fast break and transition drills to help improve your team's ability to score out of the fast break. You will find a mixture of half court and full court basketball drills.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #1 - Competitive 1v1 Attack
This fast break drill improves your ability to finish at the basket in a break situation.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #2 - 5 on 3 + 2 Fast Break and Transition Offense Drill
This transition drill improves your team's ability to score out of the break or transition seamlessly into your offense.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #3 - 1v1 Attack With Narrow Cones
This is another great fast break drill that works on breaking down a defender with dribble move before attacking the basket in transition.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #4 - 4 Spot Fastbreak Shooting Drill
This drill is great to work on shooting off the fast break. You can do it by yourself or with a partner. We also show you how to work ball handling into this drill, so you can manage your time better.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #5 - Full Court Chair Series
Good warm up that works on ball handling full court, change of directions, and either layups or jumpshots off the dribble.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #6 - Go, Go, Go!
This drill teaches several fundamental skills, but does so in a fun, competitive way. The drill is designed to improve each player's defensive posture and technique, reward effort, aggressiveness and quickness, and create offensive and defensive transition situations.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #7 - 1 on 2 Pressure Ballhandling Drill
This drill forces the ball handler to beat two defenders. It improves ball handling and the ability to escape and beat the double-team.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #8 - LOCO-Motion
This drill encourages players to look up the floor and pass, rather than dribbling. You develop skills for rebounding, pivoting, jump stops, bounce and chest passes, lay-ups, power and speed dribble.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #9 - Danny Miles' Pride Drill
The Pride Drill is great for perfecting a team's transition defense. In addition to providing a key conditioning component, this drill also allows teams to improve their fast break and rebounding skills, and is great for boosting team morale.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #10 - 3 on 2, 2 on 1 Transition Drill with Steve Nash
This drill is designed to teach players how to take advantage on the fast break, creating easy baskets for themselves and their other teammates. I've used this at the youth and high school level. Everybody enjoyed it, especially the youth teams.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #11 - 3-on-2 Full Court Drill
This fast break drill teaches your players to break the press and get out of traps, capitalize on fast break opportunities, play within a 3-on-3 set, trap the ball on defense, and defend against disadvantages (3-on-2, 2-on-1).


Fast Break and Transition Drill #12 - Pass and Replace
"Pass and Replace" is a terrific multi-purpose basketball drill that will help players improve their passing, pivoting, finishing and is a great conditioner as well.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #13 - Transition & Conditioning Drill
This is a great transition drill that conditions your players and works on mental toughness. It also works on passing, dribbling, rebounding and shooting lay ups.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #14 - 5 on 4 to 4 on 4
This is a great transition drill that works on a game-like situation where there is a transition from 5 on 4 to 4 on 4.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #15 - Three Man LSU
This drill works on converting a layup in transition, and quickly transitioning to deny defense by face guarding the offensive player. It can also be used to practice getting open against pressure.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #16 - Full Court Press Breaker Drill
This full court drill is great for breaking pressure while working on skills such as ball handling, passing, and cutting. This drill overloads the court with defenders and makes the offensive players work twice as hard to break the pressure.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #17 - Full Court Press Passing
This drill simulates the first part of your press breaker in the full court. It helps players make crisp passes, read the defense, and not panic.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #18 - Beat the Trap
Teach players how to use the dribble to beat a trap.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #19 - Pressure Back Up Dribble Drill
The Importance of the Back Up Dribble and How It Reduces Turnovers Against Pressure.


Fast Break and Transition Drill #20 - USC's Five-Man Fast Break Drill
This drill serves multiple purposes -- conditioning, teaches fast break spots, and offensive spacing.




Related Pages & Helpful Resources

Transition Offense - Paul Westhead - Loyola Maramount
Fast Break Basketball Offense - Carolina Secondary Break
How To Run The Basketball Fast Break Offense and Transition Offense - Philosophy, Offenses, Drills


Want to learn how to build your fast break and transition offense step by step?

Don Kelbick's Transition Offense and the Four-Second Fast Break
This DVD shows you how to build your fast break and transition offense step-by-step, so you can easily teach it during practice. It will also show you how to seamlessly transition into your half court offense to keep the defense scrambling. As every great defensive coach will tell you, they play their best defense when they have their 5 players back. This DVD will show you how to take advantage of the defense when they're not set and currently in transition. It also includes many fast break and transition drills that build mentality, aggressiveness, decision-making, and basketball skills. This DVD is 110 minutes long and neatly organized ... (more info)






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