By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Campbell University head coach, Kevin McGeehan, trains players to switch and force cutters behind them on defense with the “Two Stops” drill. Using this drill will help coaches who run man-to-man and match-up zone schemes in the defensive end of the floor by getting athletes to recognize certain actions ran by the offense.
Drill Summary: The goal of the drill is to get two consecutive stops to get out of being defense in the drill. Have three defensive players match up against three offensive players. The drill always starts by having one offensive player at the top of the key throw the ball to a wing player. From there, the player at the top of the key cuts through the lane to anywhere along the baseline. The goal of the defender guarding the cutter is to prevent the offensive player from cutting in front of them. From there, Coach McGeehan has his players switch all ball screens and picks and play is live.
Keys to the Drill:
1) Pass to the wing first to start the drill.
2) Cut through the middle.
3) Deny the cutter going through the middle.
4) Switch all ball screens and picks.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Coach Fran Fraschilla is an International Basketball Analyst for ESPN and he believes in building great habits on both the offensive and defensive end of the floor. Watch how he teaches how to guard a down screen in a 4 on 4 setting, and how he tailors the drill to fit the personnel and philosophy of his team.
Player Movements: Watch as Coach Fraschilla teaches the players how to switch the same down screen. Players follow his philosophy of “Switch Equals”, and the 3 Rules of Switching: Talk, Touch, and Take.
Drill Tips: This switching style is ideal for defensive teams where players are the same size.