By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Terry Layton is a highly respected basketball coach, scout, and consultant both here in the states and internationally. Internationally, most practice facilities are only limited to two baskets. So coaches try to use as many drills, which combine multiple areas of skill development at once. Coach Layton shows phase one of the “Chinese Drill.” With this single drill you can brush up on passing, screening, shooting, rebounding, spacing in transition, and defending the 2-on-1 break.
Player Movements: Three players begin the drill by passing along the baseline out-of-bounds. Those players then move to the perimeter, where a player will sprint into a wing ball screen. With this phase of the drill, the person using the ball screen throws the ball back to the screener, who is popping and spacing for a long jump shot. The passer and the third player (not involved in the ball screen) then go to the opposite side of the floor and battle for the rebound (most rebounds on a long jump shot will end up on the opposite side of the rim). The two players battling for the rebound then do a 2-on-1 break going the other way with the shooter in the drill being the lone defender back.
In the later phases of this drill (not shown) you can use a pick and roll where you hit the screener with a bounce or lob pass at the rim or the person using the ball screen shoots a step-back jump shot.
1) Solid Passing
2) Communication when passing
3) Sprint into a ball screen and the space properly when popping
4) When battling for the rebound, attack the other person’s arm
5) Spacing and converting on a 2-on-1 break
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Andy Enfield is the former Gulf Coast University Head Coach who took the first 15 seed to the Sweet Sixteen in 2013. In this segment, Coach Enfield tells you how fast paced transition practices lead to fast paced transitions during a game. You will learn how to properly space your players in these situations and discover the ‘Penetrate and Kick’ drill.
Fast Pace Transitions
Player Movements: The weak side 4 takes a half step toward the basket and then sprints behind the defense to catch a lob pass from the 1 whenever there is middle penetration. After 6 passes are made starting with a pass to the 4, the 5 man who is near the front of the basket sets up a blocking screen for the 3 man who dribbles on the perimeter toward the top of the key expecting to pass to the 5 man, who looks for a pass to score.
Teaching Points: Coach Enfield points out that the basics of this drill is making sure the players make a quick transition from defense to offence ensuring that each player is properly spaced. An extremely important element of this drill is instructing players to practice at a fast pace in order to establish a fast paced offensive state of mind during games.