Have your offensive team run whatever offense you would like them to run. I usually have my kids run our passing game offense or some motion.
The offense starts with 3 points and can go no higher than 3 points. The defense must get the offense down to zero. To do this they must get defensive stops. Everything must be perfect (or at least close) in order to take a point away from the offensive team. If the defense forces a turnover or gets a defensive rebound make them outlet the ball to a coach and sprint to half court and then back and match up. This will add a conditioning aspect to the drill. The offense can score points by making a basket, or can gain points when the defense makes a mistake. If I catch some one chasing on screens, not in helpside, not talking, not denying the wing etc I blow the whistle and give the offense a point (make sure you tell what the point was for). Place a premium on rebounding by having the offense go back to 3 points automatically if they get an offensive rebound. This will stress that we are not done playing defense until we
rebound the ball.
10 or more
Stress position defensively. Adjust this drill to meet your team
You can run this drill 4 on 4 with 4 other players shooting
free throws if you have 12 or more players.
All aspects of man to man defense
This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.