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DRILL "5-4, 4-3, 3-2, 2-1 Break Advantage"
Title:5-4, 4-3, 3-2, 2-1 Break Advantage
Author:FE Administrator
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5 players start and run their primary break. They are attacking 4 players. The 4 players can play man to man at a disadvantage or show a 2-2 or 1-3 zone if you are preparing for that defence. The rule is that every time down the floor the player who soots the ball and the player who made the last pass drop out of the drill. The drill starts 5-4, then 4-3, then 3-2 and finally 2-1. It is a continuous drill and it forces players to communicate as to who is still in the drill and who has the ball on defence. It also creates more real live break situations, rather than having players waiting on defence in a tandem. In the 5-4 and 4-3 situations, the offence is instructed to find the open man and to get a high percentage shot. Defensively, a defender cannot guard two men in a row, forcing constant rotations on defencse. In the 3-2 and 2-1 situations, the offence must attack and the defence must work
at taking gambles and hopefully forcing the offence to make more than 2 passes, slowing them down or creating a turnover.
Goals / purpose / skills
Recognising the open man, defending disadvantage, 3v2, 2v1. If there is a turnover, players must talk out who is still in and who is dropping out, so that the drill is allowed to continue. This may seem like a problem
but it does force communication from your players.
In the 5v4 and the 4v3 situations, you may want to specify who is going to score, forcing your players to remain patient, tough with the ball and make them get the ball to a player in a scoring situation.
Tips / Hints / Emphasis
Make it a competitive drill. Have the 2 teams compete for a sprint. Give each team 1 point for a basket and 2 points for forcing a turnover.
Players / Coaches
Age Group

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