Five Man Weave to Transition Drill w/defense

Categories: Defense  Offense (Team)  Offensive Moves  Passing  Transition  
Ages: All Ages  Youth  Middle School  High School+  

Purpose of the Drill:

The purpose of this drill is to teach the players how to get out in transition and score or run their secondary options if they do not have an advantage. It can also serve as a transition defense drill.


  • Run the five man weave, where each player will pass and go behind two other players as they advance the ball up the floor for a layup.
  • The defensive players are not a part of this drill yet.
  • Once the ball has gone in the basket from the five man weave, the guard will take the ball out of bounds and begin our transition break.
  • At this point, defenders 1, 2, and 3 must sprint and touch center court and then get back on defense.
  • Defenders 4 and 5 can begin sprinting back once the ball has been inbounded.
  • At this point, the offense should try to score in transition if they can.
  • If they are not able to, they should run their offense.

Points of Emphasis:

  • Finish the five man weave in four dribbles or less in order to practice passing the ball up the floor in transition.
  • Inbound the ball quickly and pitch the ball ahead in limited dribbles in order to attempt to score in transition.
  • Recognize when you have an advantage and when you do not. If you do not, run your offensive sets.
  • Defensively sprint back to cover the basket and the ball.
  • Funnel the ball out of the middle.
  • The first three defenders back form a triangle while the next two guys back should fill opposite.


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