See YouTube video - Teach Transition Offence with 5 Easy Drills.
1) Primary cycles
Start out with 2 trips then 4 trips then 6 trips of primary break cycles. Define what you want to do in those trips.
a) 2 trips
Players jog in a circle, the next group of players is against the wall ready to rotate in.
Coach shoots, 4 will rebound and outlet to 1 on a miss, or inbound on a make.
Always finish (inbound at the far end).
(Variation) - the next group is at the far basket with another coach, see Transition - 76ers, Fast break - Dribble-drive 5 on 0.
On the first trip the 1-man hits one of the wings for a jump shot,
In the video, inbounder 4 makes a putback; also the wings don't cross sides in this drill.
On the second trip, 1 hits a wing who dumps it inside to 5.
In the video, trailer 4 dives and gets a pass from 5, shown.
See Fast break - Tennessee 4 on 0 & 5 on 0, also Tar Heels 5 on 0.
(Progression) - transition on a defensive rebound, see Haefner two trips.
John Leonzo - 5 on 0 flow - players jog in a circle, coach tosses a ball up and calls the name of a player who rebounds, play it like a miss (outlet), score and inbound at the other end. See Fast breaks - Two Side (Rocket).
b) 4 Trips
- kick it up to the right wing for a jumper
- kick it up to the left wing for a jumper (in the video, the wing dumps it into the post)
- hit the rim runner
- hit the trailer for a jumper (shown).
(Variation - 1 makes a dribble-drive pitch to 4.)
See Shooting - Tennessee 4-man break.
c) 6 trips
All the options, however the players want to do them,
- kick it up to one wing for a jump shot
- kick it up to the other wing for a jump shot
- hit the rim runner
- hit the trailer for a jumper
- kick it up to either wing and dump it inside
- 1 keeps it.
There has to be a "5-man stay" on the first trip to counter a denial on 1. Coach scores the ball, 5 gets the inbounds pass and hits 1, shown.
See Fast break - Six cycles, Petitgoue lead-up drills, Spurs 5-out, DeMatha Bingo recognition.
2) 5 on 3 cycles
Three defenders on Team X. Both team circle, coach shoots and scores.
Team X defends on both trips, however they want, but does not deny an inbounds pass (no 5-man stay), they can rebound at both ends (then hand over the ball).
Progression - fan out and take away a pass up to the wings (shown).
3) 5 on 4 cycles (2 trips)
Team X has four defenders and takes away an inbounds pass to the point guard, make the offence run 5-man stay.
Manipulate the defence to improve offensive reads.
See Fast break - DeMatha Bingo recognition, 5-man weave vs. transition defence, Circle break.