I found the idea for this from Coach Creighton Burns and have made a few suggestions for ways that you can adapt the drill to your team.
The purpose of the drill is to simuate the end of game situation where the team with the ball is playing ball control . Our philosophy is that we are either going to shoot wide open layups, free throws (if our opponent wants to foul us in their attempt to catch up), or run time off the clock. Our call for nothing but a layup is “4!” meaning that we are only going to shot shots that we consider to be a 4 on our shot rating system.
In the drill, teams alternate possession of the ball as in a game with the ball changing hands on a basket, a defensive rebound, or a turnover. If the offense misses the layup and gets the offensive rebound, they maintain possession of the ball. First team to 60 points wins. Scoring for the drill is as follows:
Made Lay-up = 5 points
Each pass = 1 point
Each foul = 1 point (for the offense and offense retains possession)
Turnover = 2 points for the defensive team
It encourages the offense to work to get open, and the defense to work on pressure and denials.
To start the drill, the player with the ball tries to beat the defender off the dribble. After that player makes a pass, there is no dribble, or it is a turnover. There is also no passing back to the same teammate who just passed you the ball, unless it is a give and go for a layup.
Depending on your philosophy of using timeouts to save possession, you can give each team a timeout or two to call during the drill to save possesion. That teaches them to make sure that they are aware of and ask to find out how many timeouts they have remaining. Our rule is that we don’t call timeout to save a possession until the final two minutes of the game.
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GODWIN ANTHONY UMOLE says
I WILL APPRECIATE IT IF I WILL BE GETING RESOURCRFULL MATERIALS FROM YOU, FOR I AM AN UPCOMING COACH, RUNNING AN NGO WITH SOME OTHER PERSONS. OUR MISSION IS TO PROMOTE THE GAME AND ALSO USE IT TO TAKE OFF THE YOUTH OFF THE STREET AND MORE. SO I AND MY PARTHNERS WILL APPRECIATE UR ASSISTANCE.
THANKS AND REMAIN BLESSED
Bill Hopkins says
Just read the Pressure Defensive Drill and observed that there is no award for making free throws in the drill although those scoring skills seem to be emphasized by Coach Burns in his end-of-game scoring allowances.
I would suggest to the coaches 1 pt. for the offense on a foul but on an act-of-shooting foul, the offense must make a 1 & 1 to maintain possession unless the defense secures a defensive rebound on the missed FT