Being able to quickly outlet the basketball and get into transition offense can really open up the floor and create easy scoring opportunities. It all starts with the initial exchange from the rebounder to the ball handler, and the quicker this outlet pass can happen, the quicker the offense can move up the floor. The next key is sprinting the floor. Players one through five need to sprinting the floor in their lanes and putting pressure on the defense. Even if you don’t get the basketball, sprinting the floor can open up scoring opportunities for teammates.
This basketball team drill is perfect for practice with your entire team and will help develop the mindset of getting the ball out quickly and transitioning up the floor. It is also an excellent basketball drill for post players to work on handling the basketball.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: 2 Man Outlet Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball per every two players.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on rebounding the basketball, making an outlet pass, and then quickly getting down the floor in transition.
- Make sure that every pass is crisp.
- Push the basketball up the floor quickly, but also under control.
- Stay in your lanes as you sprint the floor.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Set up a chair on each of the four elbows (full court).
- Player 1 will start with the basketball in the paint, and player 2 will be on the wing.
- When the drill starts, player 1 will toss the ball up off the backboard and then jump to rebound it.
- As soon as they rebound the ball, they will make an outlet pass to player 2, who will be calling for the ball.
- As soon as the pass is received, player 2 will dribble the basketball up the center of the floor while player 1 sprints outside the chairs (on the outlet side of the floor) all the way down the court.
- Player 2 will pass to player 1 right after they pass the second chair, and they will finish at the basket.
- If there is more than one group of players, the next group will go; if not, repeat the drill going back on the other side of the court.