Drill starts with 3 defenders in a line under basket, and coach has a ball.
Coach can pass to any player.
Top man in line must find ball and close out under control with 2 high hands.
x2 and x3 must communicate and find other players.
Off ball defenders must be in help, denial, or gap positions.
After the 1st stop, top man goes to back of line, and the team must get 3 stops to get out of the drill.
Drilling the habit for players not taking the basketball to close out to their gap or denial positions (depending on your style of defense) when rotating out of a trap or a help and recover is an essential defensive fundamental skill. It is not a skill that players pick up on their own without developing the habit through repetition in the defensive fundamentals portion of practice.
3 Player Team Rebounding
3 teams of 3.
Rules: every defensive rebound = 1 point, offensive rebound go to defense.
Defense must start with 1 foot in the paint, and each defensive player must touch offense.
Team must secure rebound the ball inbounds.
1st team to get 3 defensive rebounds wins.