The 4-on-4 Talk & Stop Drill forces your players to work on communication, defensive positioning, closeouts, and executing your defensive philosophy.
SETTING UP THE DRILL
Four offensive players align outside the three-point line. Four defenders line up in a vertical line inside the lane area. Coach starts with a ball under the basket area.
EXECUTING THE DRILL
The coach calls out the name of one of the defenders and passes the ball to one of the offensive players. The player whose name was called will closeout on the the ball, while the other three defenders match up with the other three offensive players. On the flight of the ball the three defenders must communicate, call out the name of the person they are defending, while getting to the proper defensive position based on where the ball was thrown.
They play out the possession until the offense scores or the defense gains possession of the ball.
SCORING THE DRILL
+2 for the defense if they get a *clean stop.
+5 for the defense if they take a charge
+1 for the offense if they draw a foul or for any made shot
+1 for the offense for all offensive rebounds
*A clean stop for the defense is when they prevent the offense from scoring without giving up an offensive rebound.