1. You can call more than one number at a time... e.g. "2 and 5!", or "everybody". Be careful though, if you call too many at one time, there could be a collision going for the ball. Make sure you rotate the numbers called, so that all players are eventually called.
2. If defense fouls, have the offensive player shoot one free throw. If he/she makes it, it counts as a score.
Hustle Drill #2See the diagram at the right. This drill features grabbing a rebound, making an outlet pass, running after a loose ball, and then a layup.
Start with a player in the lane on each end of the floor. The coach (C) and an assistant (A) will set up on the wings for the outlet pass. The player puts the ball up on the rim or backboard, grabs the rebound, and makes a strong two-handed overhead pass to the coach (or assistant) on the wing. The coach then rolls the ball up the floor. The player sprints after the ball, retrieves it and takes it in for a layup. Then he/she rebounds and outlet passes to the assistant on the opposite wing and the procedure repeats on that side.
Run the drill in one direction (right hand layups) and then reverse it on the opposite side (left hand layups).
Five-Star Basketball: Defensive Philosophy & Drills for Successful Team Basketball
with Lewis Howard, Five-Star Basketball Coach/Instructor; Largo HS (MD) Head Boys Basketball Coach.
The high scoring offense at Largo High School is based on defensive pressure and forcing turnovers. Coach Howard opens with the half court shell drill. Elements included are jumping to the ball, help side, strong side, rotation and trapping the corner. Another drill that helps build team defense is the head on the ball drill. As the dribbler works up the floor, the defender stays in front of the ball, making the dribbler change directions. The drill ends with one-on-one play from half court. One of his signature trapping defenses is 25, which is a full court strategy when you let your man catch the ball in front and uses trapping. A straight man-to-man defensive system in the half court, 22, adds trapping in the half court. The two-on-one trap drill is a key drill for this system of play. Other drills address recovery, loose balls, taking the charge, and deflections... (more info)