Transition & Conversion Drills

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Basketball Drills: Defensive Conversion In my opinion, regardless of what type of half court defense you play, you can’t be a great defensive team without being a great defensive conversion team so that you don’t allow easy baskets in transition. Here are a couple of conversion drills that you might consider adding to your defensive portion of your team’s drills ...

Philosophy of Transition Drills Submitted by by Coach John Kimble CoachJohnKimble.com Formerly of Crestview (FL) High School See him on Twitter @CoachJohnKimble This article was originally written for Winning Hoops INTRODUCTION An excellent way to gain an advantage over an opponent is to gain an advantage of having (and cashing in on) more opportunities for easy (uncontested and/or close) shots. To gain an advantage over another ...

Conversion Catch Up Drills This drill was posted on the FastModel Sports Basketball Plays and Drills Library. You can also find out more about FastModel Play Diagramming software by clicking this link: FastDraw Diagrams created with FastDraw The site has thousands of drills and plays that have been submitted by basketball coaches from around the world.           Transition Track Down Drill Place a cone at ...

Defensive Rotations to Transition This drill was submitted to the FastModel Sports Basketball Plays and Drills Library by Tim Springer, Girls Varsity Basketball Coach at Castle Hills First Baptist School. The site has thousands of drills and plays that have been submitted by basketball coaches from around the world. You can also find out more about FastModel Play Diagramming ...

Basketball Drills 2v1 Continuous Box Transition This transition drill is from Drew Hanlen’s Transition Drill Book. Drew is an NBA Strategic Skills Coach & Consultant that has helped over 25 NBA and NBA pre-draft players including David Lee (Warriors) and Bradley Beal (Wizards). Drew is the Head Skills Coach for Pure Sweat Basketball. He has run his internationally renowned Elite ...

Basketball Drills: Transition and Conditioning Here are 3 ideas for drills to work on conditioning at the same time that you are working on skill development at a quick game-like pace. All three drills are scored and timed. The best way for you to implement them with your team is to determine how long your team can go and what type ...

Basketball Drills Push it 4v4 Transition These two transition drills are from Drew Hanlen’s Transition Drill Book. Drew is an NBA Strategic Skills Coach & Consultant that has helped over 25 NBA and NBA pre-draft players including David Lee (Warriors) and Bradley Beal (Wizards). Drew is the Head Skills Coach for Pure Sweat Basketball. He has run his internationally renowned Elite Skills ...

Coaching Basketball 10 Tenets of Conversion Defense As I have said many times, Kevin Eastman is one of my favorite coaches to study. I was fortunate this past July to meet him when he was here in Indianapolis putting on his Coaching U Live Clinic. Kevin was a long time college assistant and head coach. He served as an Assistant Coach for the ...

Basketball Drills Four and Five Man Break Today’s post was submitted by Alan Peel of CoachPeelBasketball.com Hope this gives you some thoughts as to what you can do with your warmup and or conditioning portions of practice that utilize your full court transition and or press break systems. I have always felt that anytime you can involve handling the basketball. drilling your schemes, ...

Basketball Drills 4 on 4 Conversion Drill These 2 defensive drills come from Xavier. You can see their archives at this link. I hope you are able to modify one of these drills to help your team. I like the idea of timing the players as they are converting to defense. 4 on 4 Defensive Conversion Drill 1. The drill begins with live four on four action ...

Basketball Drills Tom Izzo Transition This video is of Tom Izzo going through a conversion/transition build up drill. The drill starts out 2 on 1, then comes back as 3 on 2 into 4 on 3 into 5 on 4 and completes with 5 on 5. You can make it competitive by diving into different colored teams and keep score. To learn more ...

Basketball Drills Quick Strike Transition Drill This drill was on an old version of the Xavier Women’s newsletter. The name of the drill is Quick Strike and its purpose is to work on both transition offense and conversion defense. I also heard Coach Mike Neighbors who was an assistant at Xavier and is now the Head Women’s Coach for the Arkansas ...

Basketball Drills Convert to Defense Since our teams convert to defense after almost every offensive possession, and it is much tougher to score against our set defenses, it is important that we work at being very good in our conversion defense. These 3 drills are conversion defense drills from the previous post: “Things Basketball Teams Do a Lot” You Can view that ...

Basketball Drills Frank Martin Transition This is a 1 minute drill of current South Carolina Coach Frank Martin when he was at Kansas State running a continuous 2 on 1 drill. Make sure your sound is on as you watch. If you cannot see the drill, you can use the link below. It will take you to the Championship Productions site to ...

Basketball Drills Transition Skill Drills Today’s post is more drills from a collection put together by Nate Hill, Assistant Boys Coach at Colonel Crawford High School in North Robinson Ohio. These drills are transition finishing and defending drills. He has coached for 18 years from 7th grade through Varsity Head Coach. He has also started a basketball coaching newsletter. You can see find more ...

Del Harris 8 Point Transition Offense Del Harris is the former head coach of the Lakers, Bucks, and Rockets. Coach Hariis guided the Rockets to teh 1981 NBA Finals. I have had a couple of email correspondences with him and he has gracioulsy provided me with a few articles for the site that I will be posting in the coming weeks. He went ...

Basketball Drills Transition Buildup This video is of BYU’s Men’s Head Basketball Coach Dave The video is a You Tube video so make sure that you are on a server that allows You Tube access. If you are not, I have a link to be able to watch the video on the Championship Productions site. I have also listed some other transition ...

Basketball Drills Line Conversion In my opinion, converting to defense is one of the key factors to being good defensively. Our goal every time we convert to defense is to force the opponent to play against our set 5 on 5 defense without fouling to do so. Depending on the level you coach, you will be converting to defense 40 ...

Basketball Drills Navy Transition In order to help clarify our terminology and communication, I refer to going from offense to defense as conversion and from defense to offense as transition. I believe that every day as a part of your defensive work, it is essential to work on some type of conversion defense. In my mind being good defensively starts with ...

Basketball Drills Transition I found this drill on FastModel Sports Basketball Plays and Drills Library. They have several pages with drills and plays posted by high school and college coaches. The site has thousands of drills and plays that have been submitted by basketball coaches from around the world. You can also find out more about FastModel Play Diagramming software by ...

Roy Williams on Transition Offense These notes on the Carolina Transition Offense came from Creighton Burns’ newsletter who found it on the Xs and Os of basketball. Idea is to play 94 feet of offense. Why? Unlike the perception that running teams play without discipline, you as the coach has control if you practice the right way every day. Transition offense ...

Basketball Defensive Conversion Concepts Here are some ideas and drills that I have picked up from various sources and used to build our conversion defense. One of the sources I have used for this post is from this week’s eBook bundle. Jimmie Oakman’s Packline Defense is bundled with Trey Watt’s Swing Offense eBook. You can find out more about the ...