Basketball Systems, Skills & Drills

Catch and shoot

Two teams, each with two balls. On team O, 1 runs around a cone out at the 3-point line, gets a pass from 2, shoots, rebounds, gets the ball to 4 and goes to the back of the team line. After passing to 1, 2 runs around the cone for a pass from 3. First team to make 11 baskets.


- one-dribble pull-ups
- 2 does not have a ball, 3 passes to 1, 2 runs out as 1 rounds the cone, 2 gets a pass from 4
- start with close-out shooting on each side
- no-dribble layups (see YouTube video - Competitive layup drill).
Progression - Dribble and shoot.

We can also vary the location of the players and cones, e.g.,
- zipper cut, double screen, downscreen (curl-pop-fade), baseline screen (see Lee Rose guards, 3-man 2-ball using screens, Bill Self perimeter, Varidel workout)
- cut away from the basket (see Borg, Blasone, Basic 4)
- transition shooting (see Fast break, 6-shot series, Lee Rose pre-game).

Variation - cut backdoor for a layup.
Don Kelbick corner screen - players cut from the top, use a chair on the baseline.

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