In the clip below UCONN Coach Dan Hurley demonstrates a 2 on 2 Toughness Tester Drill.
In this drill, a ball handler and defender starts in the center at halfcourt with a big and his defender in the dunker’s spot.
The defender guarding the ball handler slides to either side to touch a cone and the ball handler then uses the opening to drive to the basket and force the big to make a decision.
This is a great drill to teach the defender on the ball handler how to recover and get back in the play without fouling.
Coach Hurley stresses to “Chest to offensive player” and show your hands.
The big must decide whether to help and recover, stunt, or peel switch.
While Coach Hurley is using this as a defensive drill you can see that it also provides some great reps and teaching points for the offensive players
This clip was taken from Coach Hurley’s clinic presentation. To get access to the full presentation click the following link: