One and Done Fast Break Drill
The One and Done Fast Break Drill looks to promote the physical activity and intensity of players displayed when advancing the ball up the floor. This is achieved within the drill by limiting the amount of dribbles any one player can take at any one time. The One and Done Fast Break Drill will help a team to increase their effort and offensive awareness by asking players even more than one pass away from the ball to take an active responsibility in advancing a ball down the court.
The One and Done Fast Break Drill starts by having three players line-up along the baseline at one end of the court. The court is broken up into three lanes. The middle consists of the width of the Keyway from one end of the floor to the other. While the wings extend from the edge of the keyway to the sideline for width.
There are three defenders one the court matching up against each offensive player.
The aim of the One and Done Fast Break Drill consists of the three offensive players moving the ball from one end of the floor to the other.
Offensive players continue to create passing opportunities off the ball all the way down the floor by utilising leads, cut backs and changes of direction in movement. Each offensive player must stay within their designated lane.
Once an offensive player has the ball, they are only allowed to take one dribble. Because of this situation, players will have to become very effective in choosing when and how to use this dribble while working into a better passing situation for their teammates.
Defenders should look to bump and stay with their defensive assignment as close as possible.
The ball can be passed across lanes, skipped, and passed backwards initially.
If players are struggling to be able to work within the guidelines outlined, then additional dribbles can be afforded to the offensive players when trying to move the ball from one end of the floor to the other.
To provide a different aspect to the One and Done Fast Break Drill once the ball is passed into the three-point area at the opposite end of the floor players can then progress the drill into a 3 v 3 scenario. Players can move in any area. In this situation, the drill will finish either when the offensive team scores or the defensive players secure possession of the ball.
To help keep the One and Done Fast Break Drill fresh think about adding additional rules to the activity. for example:
- The ball must be passed across each of the three lanes when advancing up the court.
- Players can only utilise a certain type of pass
The One and Done Fast Break Drill looks to provide a challenge for players in performing a very simple task in moving the ball up the basketball court. Within many teams there are commonly seen issues in having all players on the court feel an urgency in taking part within a fast break. The One and Done Fast Break Drill looks to make this issue a thing of the past with all three offensive players needing to be very active in creating opportunities to advance the ball.