Ball Screen Flat Switch Basketball Drill

Ball Screen Flat Switch Basketball Drill


This ball screen flat switch basketball drill simulates a big man flat switching out onto the ball handler. The big man knows that they are not as quick as the ball handler, so they will sit right below the 3 point line and give space and time for themselves to react.

What you will do is back up, get a running start at the post player, and then make your move to go past them to the basket. Don’t play with the basketball when you make your move, but be efficient and attack aggressively downhill. You must know the different basketball fundamentals of using a ball screen and be prepared for any type of ball screen defense that the other team throws at you.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Ball Screen Flat Switch Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball, 2 chairs, and a basket.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on attacking the big man after he switches onto the ball screen.


Coaching Points

  • Dribble below the ball screen, set your man up, and see the floor.
  • Get your momentum going at the defender and use your quickness to go by them.
  • The terminology you want to think of when attacking is running downhill.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  1. Place a chair on the wing free throw line extended and another chair at the top of the key.
  2. Have the player dribble down the sideline below the chair, set their imaginary defender up, and then come off the ball screen.
  3. Drag the imaginary switch out to the top of the key so that there is spacing.
  4. Back up 3-4 steps and then come at the chair at full speed (still be under control).
  5. Make a quick move past the chair and then finish at the basket with a floater, layup, runner, etc.


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