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The drill was contributed by Zachary Weir, South Grand Prairie HS in TX. You can follow him on Twitter @WEIRbasketball.
Here is what Coach Weir said about the drill:
“This is a competitive small sided game that works on both offensive and defensive skills all in one. This ultra competitive ssg that starts with a 1 v 1 competition , easily progresses to 5 v 5. The possibilities for progressions are endless.”
The 1 and the x1 will toss the ball back and forth as they move from the corner towards the free throw line extended area. 1 is the offensive player and will drive the ball when they choose and try to score. x1 will defend.
Rule: the offensive player must throw it to the defense at least 1 time before driving.
Areas of the floor to use:
1. Corner to free throw line extended.
2. Slot to Slot
3. Half Court stripe to the top of the key as to simulate transition.
SSG will progress to 5 v 5
Same beginning as 1 v 1.
The 1 will drive the ball and look to score or pass to the 2 player.
x2 will try to deflect the pass and then take/closeout on the first pass.
Live 2 v 2.
Same start as 1 v 1.
In this frame the 2 will drive the ball to score or pass to the 1 or the 5 player.
x5 will try to deflect the pass and then take/closeout on the first pass.
x1 and x2 will communicate and scramble to match up and it is 3 v 3 live.
Same setup as the pervious frame.
Red will scramble to match up and black will make quick decisions to get the best shot.
5 v 5 will start with the with the 1 player at half court. x1 will back pedal or move backwards and simulating a toss back and forth with the 1 player. The 1 will attack off the toss back that he chooses.
Setup in your offensive alignment. In this frame we are using Dribble Drive spots.
Have all players play from all positions. As you can in season or closer to the season tailor it to your system that you run.
Mix up the defensive coverage.