Monday, September 17, 2012
FULL COURT CATCH UP DRILL
defense at a disadvantage to start and forces them to give maximum effort to
prevent the offense from getting to the other end of the court without having a defender in front of them. The goal of the defender is to get in between the dribbler and the basket.
1 and 2 are on offense. X's are defense. The X's each start on the block,
right in front of the offensive player, and facing the baseline. Coach stands in the lane with a ball in each hand. To start the drill Coach will pass a ball to 1, then wait for a count of 2 and pass the other ball to 2.
As soon as 1 and 2 catch the ball they will start their speed dribble down the court. The defense starts when they see the person they are defending catches the ball. When their person catches the ball they will sprint to touch the baseline in front of them (which will only be a step or two away) and then sprint down court to get ahead of the person they are defending. Once they get in front of the dribbler they will try to force them to change directions with the dribble as many times as they can. When the offensive player gets to the opposite baseline the rep is over.
*Focus on the plant foot when the defender touches the baseline to turn and sprint back on defense.
*The defender should get their entire body in front of the dribbler and square up on them.
*You can make the drill a contest by seeing which player can get totally in front of the ballhandler furthest in the back court. Make that the standard for the rest of the team the next time you do the drill.
*Split your team into two groups. Keep track of how many times each group makes the offense turn throughout the entire drill. The team that makes the dribblers turn the most, wins.