THis drill emphasizes denial defense when the dribbler picks up his dribble. Focus is on smothering the man who picked up his dribble and denying the ball to the other 4 offensive players.
There are two teams, an offense and a defense. One man on the offensive team has the ball and is permitted to dribble anywhere in the front court. HE has a defender on him who is trying to make him pick up his dribble. All other offensive players are frozen until the dribbler picks up his dribble. THe other defensive players are moving to position themsleve sin denial defense for they never know when the ball will be picked up. Once the ball is picked up by the dribbler, his defender smothers, the other offensive players try to get open and the other defenders deny. THe goal is a steal or a 5 second call. IF the offense makes a successful pass, you have a new dribbler and new ball defender. Switch offense and defense during turnovers.
This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.