This drill is designed to teach your players a number of important offensive skills. Areas that will be covered included:
4) Offensive Rebounding
The drill starts with players forming two lines. One line sets up in the corner on the baseline and the other line set up above the 3-point line opposite of the line in the corner. Players in the line above the 3-point line should have 2 basketballs. Players in the corner give a good fake to get open and then cut hard to the foul line. The player with the ball gives a good chest or bounce pass. Once the cutting player receives the pass they pivot back into the lane (it is important that they pivot into the lane because this will allow the trailing defender to run right by the offensive player and free him/her up for an open shot ). After catching and pivoting into the lane the offensive player shoots the foul-line jump shot and then follows his/her shot. If the shot is missed the offensive player should get the rebound and put it back into the basket. After shooting or passing the basketball players should change lines. I usually have my players make 30 jump shots, not follow-up shots, and then we switch corners and do the same drill from opposite corners.
This drill most be run hard to be effective. Make sure your players are faking to get open and then cutting hard to the foul line. The pass must arrive at the appropriate time as well. Make sure your players are pivoting back into the lane in order to free themselves up for a good look at the basket.
This drill can be run with or without defenders. I start off without defenders and then gradually place them in the drill in order to make it more challenging. Place a defender on the passer and one on the cutter. You can also have the passer cut hard to the basket and look to receive a pass back from the cutter or follow up the missed shot with an offensive rebound.
Cutting to get open, Shooting, Offensive Rebounding
This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.