Fastbreak Shooting Drill - 12 Players, 1 Hoop
Ages: All Ages Youth Middle School High School+
Purpose of the Drill:
This is a great drill that works on transition shooting, passing, conditioning, teamwork, and communication. Not to mention, there are some competitive tips to motivate your players to go full speed.
Many coaches will experience times where they need to get game-like shots up with limited baskets for a number of players. Here is a way that you can organize it so you can work on fast break shooting in an efficient manner for a large number of players. You can also use this same format for shots in your half-court offense.
- 1 and 2 are the shooters.
- 3 and 4 are the rebounders.
- 5 holds the next ball for the passer.
- 6 is the passer.
- You can do this on both sides of the basket to have 12 players at one basket.
- 1 and 2 start at half court.
- 6 leads 1 into a shot on the perimeter which simulates a shot off of a fastbreak situation.
- Shots can come from the wing or the corner.
- 5 passes 6 the next ball.
- 3 and 4 rebound the shot from 1 and pass it out to 5.
- After 1 shoots, they sprint to the sideline and back to half court and start their next repetition.
- 2 goes next.
- This will continue over and over.
- Have them shoot 6 to 10 shots, then rotate the next pair of shooters.
- Shooters (1 and 2) become rebounders. Passers (5 and 6) become shooters. Rebounders (3 and 4) become passers.
- After everybody shoots, switch sides.
- You can also add a 3rd ball into the rotation to try to speed things up.
- Variation: Passer From the Wing
- This is another situation players will face coming from the break.
Points of Emphasis:
- Sprint into the shot. Run back to half court.
- Rebounders hustle after balls and get them to passers as soon as possible. Lazy rebounders and passers can slow down the drill tremendously.
- Some progressions include - lay up and 1-dribble jump shot.
- Competition - A problem with players is that they will get bored with a drill and not go full speed. As soon as you split them into two groups and declare that you want to see which group would make the most, the players will instantly go full speed.
- I like to do "TIMED" competitions. So, I will put 2 minutes on the clock and rotate them every 40 seconds. That way, they do not take their time if you tell them to shoot 10 and rotate. When they rotate, I yell "Rotate" or blow my whistle. This also forces them to communicate and work as a team to hustle to their next spot. Also, have them yell out the number of makes they have after each basket, this helps prevent cheating. I also tell that if they do not touch half court, the basket does not count.
- Bonus Round- For fun, sometimes, I will yell "Bonus Round" and they get two points for each basket made.