This basketball finishing drill is pretty basic, but it will work on the player’s ability to attack off the dribble in transition, more specifically with the in and out move. If you look at a player like Russel Westbrook or Kyrie Irving, you can see their ability to attack at close to full speed in transition and then make a quick hesitation or change of direction move to get past the waiting defender. This is something that they have worked on and developed, and it has made them extremely hard to guard in transition.
Every move in this basketball drill will involve the in and out move, so it is important that you really learn to sell the move. Also, it is important that you don’t worry about losing the ball. That sounds like the opposite of what it should be, but what I mean by this is, the drill is the place where you should be challenging yourself to go full speed, and if you lose the ball, try again. That way, you will be prepared to use this move in a real game. Going half-speed during your basketball training isn’t going to cut it.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: In and Out Transition Attack Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a chair/cone.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on attacking in transition off of the dribble. Specifically using the in and out move.
- Don’t worry about losing the ball during the drill; do your best to go full speed and really challenge yourself to handle the basketball and make a move in transition.
- Make sure that you are selling the in and out move (with your eyes, body, and basketball).
- Be creative on your finishes, and don’t just lay the basketball up each time.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Set up a chair/cone on either wing or at the top of the key (whatever spot you want to work on), and then have the line of players start at half court.
- Each player needs a basketball (or at least the first couple in each line).
- The player will dribble down to the chair at full speed, make an in and out move, and then attack the basket.
- They will get their own rebound and then get back in line.
- The player will repeat the action, but this time they will use an in and out crossover move.
- The player will use a total of 4 moves and in this order; in and out, in and out crossover, in and out between the legs, and in and out behind the back.
- Rotate spots after the player has done all 4 moves.