Frank Allocco, 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game West Squad Head Coach and De La Salle HS Head Coach, shares a Double Team Dribble Drill that creates havoc on the offensive player. The havoc will force the offensive player to keep his head up, utilize a retreat dribble, and work to get lower than the defender.
● Players start on the baseline with a ball and a partner in a typical defensive zig zag drill setup, with one player dribbling against a defender.
● There is another player at half court who will attempt to trap the ballhandler at half court.
● The objective of the ballhandler is to beat the defenders down the court.
● Players should rotate positions within their group.
Frank Allocco, De La Salle (CA) HS Head Coach and 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game Head Coach, takes his team through the 4 on 4 on 4 drill. This drill will prepare your team for games as these practice situations are tougher than anything they’ll encounter in a game. Additionally, this drill can enhance your conditioning as you play competitively for four consecutive minutes.
4 on 4 on 4
Setup and Sequence
Create 3 teams (4 players on each team): Blue, White, Shirts
Blue inbounds the ball against a pressing White team; Shirts has two players in a tandem at the other end of the court and a player at both halfcourt sideline positions. The White team’s job is to guard only in the backcourt – they stay at that end of the floor; once Blue breaks the press and pass the half court line, the two Shirt players enter the front court and Blue plays 4 on 4. The White team then sends two players to the half-court sideline positions.
After the scoring attempt by Blue team, the Shirt team inbounds the ball against Blue team pressure. Once the Shirt team breaks the press and passes the halfcourt line, the two White players enter and now Shirts play Whites 4 on 4 in the front court.
Learn how to improve your team’s defense with Frank Allocco, the head basketball coach at De La Salle High School and the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game West Squad Head Coach. Coach Allocco’s 3 on 2 Earn Your Way Off Drill will teach your defensive players the importance of communication and defensive rotations in disadvantage situations. Playing in an outnumbered situation creates athletes to think quicker, make better decisions and exhibit greater confidence and composure.
This drill came from Frank Allocco‘s basketball DVD, Disadvantage Drills for Building Your Team, which contains 12 “disadvantage drills” that will improve players’ decision-making skills and give them confidence to be successful against adversity.
2x State Championship Coach, Frank Allocco, provides you with a full-court drill that starts as a 2 on 1 and progresses to 5 on 5. This is a high tempo and competitive exercise that you can use in your practices.
Drill Summary: This drill starts with a free throw. Inbound the ball before each trip down the court. Keep score for each trip and you can add additional point opportunities for rebounds, deflections, turnovers, etc.
Frank Allocco was the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game West Squad Head Coach, and he will show you how to get your players to make the most of your fast breaks. For the offensive aspect of the fast break, your players will learn to drive to the basket quickly and work together to score more points.
Drill Setup: This drill involves 4 players, 2 on 2, and starts at halfcourt. One offensive player starts with the ball and their teammate is in the opposite corner close to the baseline. There is a defender on the ball and another defender starting in a trail position.
Athlete Movement: The drill starts with the ball handler driving against the defender with the trailer sprinting to protect the hoop. The other offensive player’s job is to find an open area by the basket for a layup.