If your team strategy is to play fast and then look to get up in passing lanes and create full court pressure, this is a great basketball drill for you. The drill is going to teach the player to score in transition and then immediately get into a defensive mindset with active hands and high intensity.
It will also teach the player to transition back and forth between offense and defense multiple times. This is really good for teaching the player to mentally be thinking about defense as soon as they finish an offensive possession. Use this drill also for conditioning and staying mentally engaged when fatigued.
Drill Name: Georgetown Multiple Effort Drill #4
Drill Goal: Work scoring, jumping into defense, and then turning turnovers into quick baskets.
Equipment Needed: 3 basketball, 3 chairs, and 1-2 rebounders.
Tips: Play fast but don't rush your shot, make sure that you are practicing good shooting mechanics on every shot. Passer needs to throw the outlet pass where the player must work to get it.
Directions: Set up a chair on the left wing just outside the lane line, a chair on the right elbow, and a chair in the right corner. Place a basketball in the chair on the right elbow. The player is going to start out at half court facing the chair on the left wing. When the drill starts the player will attack the chair and make a dribble move past the chair for an athletic finish at the basket.
After they finish they will immediately sprint back and steal the outlet pass that the rebounder throws out to half court. On the steal they will attack down the middle for a pull up jump shot.
Once they shoot the shot, they will come down to the right block, closeout to the chair in the corner, defensive slide to the right elbow, take the ball out of the chair, and shoot a mid range shot.
Then they will sprint back out to half court for a final steal. This completes one time through the drill.