Create Effective Traps in the Full Court!

Don Showalter has been one of the most successful coaches in his profession and always creates a defensive minded team. If you’re looking for drills to create that mindset, Coach Showalter begins with a full court run and trap drill that helps teach how to run and slide properly in the full court to create effective traps. 

Full Court Run and Slide

Player Movements: Coach has two offensive and two defensive players execute the four man run and trap drill. The defensive players will continuously perform various L traps while executing proper flow and jumping in and out of each trap. The defense must perform this the full length of the court trapping along the sideline each time.

Teaching Points: Coach uses this drill to create a high level of intensity on the defensive end of the floor. Coach displays the fundamentals needed in this system through his on court demonstrations.

The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Don Showalter: Practice Drills to Build a Defensive Mindset.” To view the latest video selections on Defensive Drills, click here.

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