I think there is a lot of value in running your offense 5/0. Here is an idea to get more out that drill in your basketball practices by making it a competitive basketball drill rather than a repetitive activity. I have also included three ideas for variations of the drill.
Split your sqaud into two five player teams. You can also split into six or seven player teams and rotate the players in if you have more then 10 players in practice. Each team will have four possessions in the drill with each team getting one shot on each possession. The shots on the four posssessions must be taken by four different players. The team scores 2 points for a made two pointer and 3 points for a made three pointer. All shots must be game-like perimeter shots with no layups or post shots allowed.
The drill begins with the team that is going to run that 5/0 possession in a defensive stance and a coach with the ball. The coach shoots with the player nearest him challenging the shot. All other defenders block out an imaginary opponent. If the shot goes in, inbound it just like a game, if it misses, play the rebound into your transition offense going to the other end.
The point guard calls the play, the set, or whatever it is that they are going to run. If the ball is fumbled or mishandled in any way during the possession, it is considered a turnover and the team does not get to shoot-so that possession results in no points. If the offense does not cut, screen, and move the basketball at a game-like pace to the coach’s satisfaction, it is also a turnover and they are off the floor with no points on that possession.
If you run a continuity or motion offense, the point guard calls for a combination of movements or a certain number of reversals and who the shot is for.
As soon as one team completes their possession, the other team is ready to go at the other end of the floor to go through the same procedure. Each team makes four offensive trips with the team who gets the highest score winning. If it is a tie, overtime is one possession for each team with the fifth player shooting this time. If necessary, keep playing overtimes until one team has a higher score after both have had their overtime possession.
Three other rules to add in if you want are giving one point for a put back on a missed shot where the rebounder’s feet do not hit the ground on the catch and put back. Second, once the game is over,
the player who did not shoot in the drill who is on the winning team has to make a free throw to “validate” the win. If he or she misses, then the win goes to the other team. The final extra rule is that you can have the other team guard only the post player each possession and allow the post to score in the drill if he can do so while being guarded.
Hopefully, there are some ideas you can utilize to make what is already a very valuable drill even better.
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