Transition baskets can do so many great things for a team as far as generating momentum and getting easy points. It is important though that you spend time working on finishing in transition as a team, especially if your team is younger. Transition finishes are too valuable to not capitalize on.
This finishing basketball drill is going to be a one on one full court drill that gives the offensive player a slight advantage to start the drill. It will really help to learn to finish at full speed with defense trying to back tip/strip the ball, cut them off, or block the finish. Along with this being a great finishing drill, it is also good for working on handling the basketball at full speed and getting up the floor while maximizing your dribbles.
Drill Name: Full Court Chaser Finishing Drill
Drill Goal: Work on finishing at full speed in transition and maximizing your dribbles as you bring the ball up the floor.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, a coach, and 2 players.
Tips: Offensive player needs to push the ball out and cover as much ground as they can on each dribble. When you get to the basket make sure that you are finishing under control. Defensive player is sprinting as hard as they can and looking to get a back tip on the offensive player.
Directions: The drill will start with the offensive player having one foot on the elbow and the defensive player having one foot on the block. The passer will be facing the players out on the opposite wing area. The passer will make a chest pass to the offensive player (slightly lead them forward), as soon as the ball leaves the passers hand the drill is live. At this point the offensive player is looking to sprint up the floor and get a finish at the basket. The defensive player is looking to sprint their hardest to catch them and get a stop.
You can set this drill up in practice with every player having a partner that they switch with each time, or you could set it up as teams so that it is 6 on 6 and the players must match up with who they they want and you keep track of total points. Remember to work on finishing from both the right and the left side of the floor.