Tad Boyle (Colorado) puts some demonstration players through a drill that he got from Denver Nuggets’ Coach Mike Malone.
The drill works on one team’s 4 on 5 halfcourt defensive rotations while the other squad has to convert to defense after they shoot.
There are several modifications that you can make to the drill to work on areas where you need to improve or to offset talent discrepancies between your first and second units.
Some ideas for tweaks to the drill are:
1) Allow offense to dribble in phase 1
2) Assign the 4 defenders to an individual matchup and leave one offensive player unguarded. That way you can work on help rules. If you leave a perimeter player unguarded, you can work on help and recover. If you leave a shooter unguarded, you can work on awareness and hedging.
3) Instead of having 1 player all the way back, you can have 2 offensive players back to make the defensive conversion even more challenging. You can put them in the corners instead of one under the basket. Then, to avoid playing 6 on 5, you can have one of the 2 who were back to step off once it becomes half court play.
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You can find out more about the Championship Productions video that this clip is from at this link: Tad Boyle Individual & Team Drills