Basketball Systems, Skills & Drills

Lemanis 1-on-1 2-on-2

Andrej Lemanis
FIBA (YouTube)

See YouTube video - Defensive transition.

Two teams.

a) 1 on 1

1 attacks X1, play to a stop or score.

2 comes in as the ball crosses halfcourt.

X1 attacks the other way, 1 plays defence to halfcourt then goes off, 2 takes over and defends in the backcourt, X2 comes on.

X1 has to take the ball out of bounds if 1 scores (then dribble in).

After shooting you need to think about rebounding or defending.

The defence has an advantage near the centre line. Try to get the ball near a sideline. The waiting defender can tell the frontcourt defender where to go.

2 attacks the other way, X1 defends to halfcourt, X2 defends in the backcourt, X1 goes off, 3 comes on.

See 1 on 1 - Both ways.

b) 2 on 2

Same drill, but inbound the ball after a score.

1 and 2 attack X1 and X2, 3 and 4 come on, play to a stop or score.

X1 and X2 attack the other way against 1 and 2 to halfcourt, then against 3 and 4, 1 and 2 go off, X3 and X4 come on.

Defensive transition starts on the shot. You have to have offensive rebounding rules. They send 4 and 5 to the glass, 1-2-3 get back, but with an asterisk, if 1, 2 or 3 think they can go get it, go get it, but if you go you better get it.

In defensive transition, stopping the ball is the number one thing. The closest player identifies they have the ball and makes an attempt to slow it down, get it under control, and get it to a split court (on one side). You have to keep the ball in front of you.

See Transition - 3 on 3 delay (teams).up

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