This 3 on 3 defensive drill is coached by Iowa State Men’s Coach Steve Prohm. Coach Prohm believes that the hardest thing to guard is the dribble.
Defenders must keep the ball from being dribble into the paint for 10 seconds. If the offense attempts a shot and the defense rebounds or turns the ball over before the 10 seconds is up, the 10 second count stops and then picks up at that point with a new possession.
As soon as the offense dribbles, the 10 second count begins, if they shoot the ball after six seconds and miss and the defense rebounds, then the next possession will start with only 4 seconds to go.
If the offense scores, the defense has to start over and defend until they complete 10 seconds.
The idea of the post is to stimulate ideas. You should change the rules, scoring, timing, expectations, techniques, and emphasis of any other coaches’ drills that you see anywhere to fit your team’s needs.
I would add the rule that if the defense fouls they start over with an additional 2 seconds so that the drill becomes the “12 Second No Paint Drill.”
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If you are interested in learning more about the Championship Productions Basketball Coaching DVD that this drill came from, you can click the following link: Defensive Basics: Drills to Build Your Man-to-Man Defense