As an offensive basketball player, you want to be able to score in a variety of ways. If you can only score off of the dribble or only able to score off of a catch and shoot, you will be easy to guard. This basketball drill will help you to work on both scoring off of the dribble and also off of using a down screen. Along with working on those two skills, you will also practice cutting and moving without the basketball. Being able to move efficiently without the basketball will allow you to get easier scoring opportunities, which will lead to a higher shooting percentage.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Behind the Back Double Pin Down Diamond Basketball Drill
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on scoring off the dribble, off the catch, and moving without the basketball.
- Stay low on your dribble moves, and keep your eyes up.
- Change up your speed when setting up your cuts on the down screens.
- Try to visualize the defender that is guarding you and set them up every time.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Place four chairs in the shape of a diamond at the top of the key (the first chair should start at the free-throw line, and the other chair should be about 4 feet above the top of the key) and then place a chair on each wing in the mid-range area.
- One player will start under the basket as a rebounder, and the other will be at half court with a basketball.
- He/she will dribble down to the set of diamond chairs and do a behind the back move at the first chair, the chair to the right or left, and then the last chair.
- After that, they can either shoot a pull-up or finish at the basket with a floater, dunk, etc. (the coach can decide before drill).
- After shooting the basketball, they will go under the basket and set up the imaginary defender and come off either wing chair for a shot.
- You can mix up the type of cuts; straight cut, curl cut, etc.
- The player will shoot a total of two shots off the down screens, and then he/she becomes the rebounder for the next player.