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Basketball Drill - Piston Full-Court Drill

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This full court drill emphasizes the speed dribble and lay-up, defensive hustle, and conditioning.

Setup:
Pair up, each player has a partner, and each twosome has a ball.

The Drill:
The first twosome on each end start with one player (O2) sprinting up to the wing and other (O1) passing in-bounds quickly to O2. The O2 speed dribbles the length of the court and goes in hard for the lay-up. O1, after making the in-bounds pass, becomes a defensive player and sprints the length of the floor, and tries to catch up, and get ahead of O2, and prevent the lay-up. The shooter O2 then grabs the rebound, steps out of bounds and the roles are reversed for going back up the floor, on the opposite site of the court.

The next twosome in line starts when the first twosome reaches half court. The drill is continuous, no stopping.

The idea is to teach the defender to sprint and pursue the offensive player.

Option:
Reverse the direction so that the players have to go up the left side of the court, speed dribbling and making the layup with the left hand.

You can also run this drill from the half-court line.

Piston drill




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