Teaches players to get after a loose ball by getting on the floor instead of reaching for the ball.
Form 2 line under the basket on each side of the backboard. The Coach gets in the middle with the ball and rolls (bounces) the ball anywhere in the half-court.
Players should go after the ball and anything goes. The player who controls the ball comes back to the basket and the player without the ball immediately becomes the defense trying to stop the player with the ball from scoring.
It is important in this drill to emphasize good one on one defense, and blocking out.
Make the drill full court. You may also number baskets and get kids reacting to a number call.
Going down after loose ball
This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.