When dribbling through traffic in a basketball game, you will not have time to plan out what move you are going to use to get through it. You need to see what is going on in front of you and then quickly react with the right move. It may be a crossover move, a reverse between the legs move, etc.
That is why you need to be ready to make the right move at the right time without having to hesitate. This basketball drill is designed to help you work on dribbling through traffic with any move. After you have finished off of the dribble, though, you are going to be required to score off of two pin-down screens. This combination basketball shooting drill is all part of learning to move without the basketball and becoming a complete offensive player.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Any Move Double Pin Down Diamond Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs, 6 chairs, and 1-5 partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on ball handling, scoring off the dribble, and scoring off of a pin-down screen.
- Keep the basketball tight to your body as you dribble through the chairs, keep your eyes up, and stay low.
- Work on different cuts as you use the pin-down screens.
- Don’t drift on your shot and focus on the proper footwork.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Place 4 chairs at the top of the key in the shape of a diamond and a chair on each wing about 12 feet from the basket.
- One player will start under the basket as a rebounder, and the rest will start at half court with a basketball.
- The first player will dribble down to the set of diamond chairs and do any single dribble move at the first chair, right or left chair, and the last chair (one dribble between each move).
- After that, the player will finish at the basket with any move (unless specified by the coach) or shoot a pull-up jump shot.
- After that, the player will go under the basket, set up the imaginary defender, and then come off either wing chair for a shot.
- Once they shoot, they will go under the basket one more time and then come off the other wing chair for a shot.
- After the last shot, the offensive player becomes the rebounder for the next player in line.
** For this basketball shooting drill, coaches can predetermine the type of cuts that the players use (curl, straight, fade, loop, etc.) and the type of finish they do.