Basketball Drill - 4-On-4-On-4 Full-Court Transition DrillBy Dr. James Gels, from the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook, @ http://www.coachesclipboard.net
See the diagrams below. Start with two teams (4 on each team) on one end of the floor. The coach throws the ball against the backboard, and the team that gets the rebound makes the outlet pass and starts their fast break. The four players on defense (green team in diagram A) try to stop the offense in the backcourt, but as soon as the ball cross half-court they are finished.
Two of those four will stay on the floor in the backcourt waiting for the next transition back up the floor (see diagram B). The other two exit to wait at sideline at half-court, one on each side of the floor.
Notice that the offense (diagram B, blue team) advances the ball up the court quickly, trying to score. Two defenders (yellow team, diagram B) will be waiting for them, and two additional (yellow) defenders will join in once the ball crosses the half-court line. Each of these defenders sprints out and touches the half-court circle, and then sprints in to help the other two defenders.
So the offense has a brief 3-on-2 or 4-on-2 advantage and tries to score before the other two defenders arrive. On the other hand, the two waiting defenders must learn how to stop the break. We usually have the top defender stop the ball and the bottom defender defend the paint to prevent inside passing and lay-ups.
If the blue team turns the ball over, or misses the shot, yellow rebounds and starts their fast break the opposite direction. Blue plays defense until the ball reaches half-court, and then the green team takes over, again with the two defenders on the side joining in after the ball crosses half-court.
See diagram C. If a team scores (blue), the defense (yellow) gets the ball out of the net and takes it out-of-bounds, running your press-breaker (a modified 4-man version), while the team that just scored immediately sets up your press defense and plays the press until the ball crosses half-court (where the next team picks them up).
From a defensive standpoint, this is a great drill for working on your transition defense. The two back defenders should be stacked. The top defender stops the ball and the second defender closes-out on the first person to receive a pass, as the top defender then immediately sprints back as low as the lowest offensive player (see Transition Defense - 3-on-2 defense).
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