This drill will teach offensive players to attack gaps in defenses, make the extra pass, and spot-up shooting. Defensive players will learn help and recover defense, along with boxing out.
Set-up 3 offensive players (one at the top of the key; one on each wing) and three defensive players. Instruct the defensive players to play token defense, but to cut-off all penetration. Start with the ball on the wing. Penetrate the gap between the two defenders. Once the penetration is stopped, kick the ball out to the player at the top of the key that will swing it to the opposite wing for an open jump shot. Defenders must box out.
Make sure that when penetrating, your players attack north-south, not east-west. Teach them to penetrate until their progress is stopped. Your defensive players will also be able to concentrate on help and recover defense.
Attacking gaps in zone, making the extra pass, wing shooting
This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.