This drill gets players comfortable dribbling with a defender in close proximity. This is excellent for youth players and at the beginning of the season.
Start offensive players on the baseline. On the whistle, they take it up the floor. Defense should be forcing a change of direction every few feet up the court.
Points of Emphasis
Offense should keep their head up, use low and quick crossovers, and protect the ball.
Defenders should be focused on staying down low in a stance and having their hands in position to play the basketball. You want them going at 60 to 70 percent, applying light pressure and occasionally putting a hand on the ball handler.